Nancy has almost a decade of practical experience working in public sector financial management.
She holds a leadership role at the Conservation and Environment Protection Authority in Papua New Guinea and is interested in the accountability and transparency of public sector financial management and expenditure. She believes that resolving and strengthening these areas may address the imbalance in the provision of services to the people of Papua New Guinea.
Through the Women’s Leadership Initiative, Nancy hopes to develop the confidence to initiative positive change, within herself, her workplace and her community.
Jacqui is an agricultural consultant, specialising in plant pathology, who has held key technical, management and leadership roles on agricultural programs in the Pacific. These include the Pacific Horticulture and Agriculture Market Access Project (PHAMA), the PNG-Australia Agricultural Research and Development Support Facility and as Country Manager, PNG and Solomon Islands for the Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research (ACIAR).
Alongside her agricultural and development consultancy work, Jacqui and her husband have established and currently oversee a range of innovative social enterprise and business interests, including a not-for-profit medical clinic and pharmacy in Tonga; an online consultation platform for health professionals; and a not-for-profit service taking health services to isolated communities in rural Australia and the Pacific.