Think Sustainability works with associates who have particular expertise which complements the range of services we offer. Below you will find the details of the associates we work with to help deliver the solutions you need.
Managing Director of Infrastructure Skills Advisory
Claire is the founder and Managing Director of Infrastructure Skills Advisory, a specialist consultancy that enables government, industry, peak bodies and businesses to deliver socio-economic outcomes through major infrastructure projects. With over 20 years’ experience in education, major projects and the private sector, Claire is an internationally recognised expert in social procurement.
Claire is guided by a high degree of professionalism, and a collaborative approach to working and creating positive socio-economic impact. She leads planning and delivery for organisations that are responsible for commissioning, procuring or delivering jobs, skills development and industry outcomes.
Claire has provided strategic advisory to large infrastructure projects in Australia and internationally, enabling economic development through jobs, skills development and business opportunities. Major projects Claire has worked on include Sydney Metro, Inland Rail, WestConnex, Sydney and Canberra Light Rails and Crossrail, UK.
Claire and her colleagues at Sydney Metro received the ‘Gamechanger’ award for the establishment of the NSW Infrastructure Skills Centre, and the New South Wales Premier’s Award for ‘Making NSW a Better Place to Live’ for the Sydney Metro Pre-Employment Program.
Managing Consultant at Bioneering Australia
Samantha Hayes is a sustainability professional with extensive experience in delivering strategic organisational and project-level sustainability outcomes across multiple industries. Currently pursuing a PhD in Biomimetic Engineering, Samantha also holds a Masters in Environmental Law from the University of Sydney, as well as a Bachelor of Environmental Management (Sustainable Development) with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland.
In her previous role, Samantha was responsible for establishing and leading the energy and sustainability functions of an international engineering contracting company with over $13 billion of work in hand and up to 200 project sites at any given time.
Samantha has developed and implemented award winning energy management; environmental and sustainability strategies to address key risks and opportunities across the mining, construction, telecommunications and infrastructure services sectors. In addition to strategy and governance, Samantha has significant experience in the delivery of detailed project level sustainability outcomes, including comprehensive modelling, measurement and reporting.
IPS Management Consultants
IPS is a majority Indigenous-owned organisation providing innovative and focused consulting services to meet organisational development and leadership, business development, research and communications needs.
IPS are passionate about supplier diversity and Indigenous engagement. Its network of sister businesses create Indigenous engagement and employment opportunities around Australia, while providing important service offerings to its clients. IPS are proud to have been the recipients of Supply Nation's Certified Supplier of the Year award in 2018 and 2019.
IPS and Think Sustainability have formed a complementary relationship into the future, given both are passionate about and capable of assisting organisations to pivot and adapt to sustainable business models that build community and look after the environment. IPS’s strengths in supply diversity, leadership, business development and policy and evaluation will work side by side with Think Sustainability’s long-time experience with building sustainability into every aspect of supply chains.