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Shared Vision & Passion

Leadership Team

Advisory Board

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David Lucido
Founder, CEO
Sentient Hubs

David Lucido is founder and CEO of Sentient Hubs, a multi-award-winning strategic decision support platform. Sentient Hubs address the unmet need to rapidly model, anticipate and account for cumulative and cascading impacts across economic, environmental, and social dimensions.


David’s mission is to improve outcomes for society and the environment through radical collaboration. David founded Sentient Hubs in 2017 following the acquisition of world-class science and technology from the University of Western Australia.

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Lee Goodyear

Sentient Hubs

Lee has over 20 years international experience spanning corporate, government and academic domains.  Lee's work is at the forefront of scientific endeavour, and includes the merging of many technologies. He is the architect behind the Sentient Hubs Platform and heads the research and development program.

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Nigel McBride
Chief Risk Officer

Nigel brings 25 years of experience as a lawyer and senior leader in legal services, including Managing Partner and Chief Executive of South Australia’s largest law firm for 12 years, which is part of Asia Pacific’s largest legal group.

He was subsequently the head of that State’s peak business body for 7 years, where he dealt with the State’s most important strategic, economic and business transformational issues.

Alongside a number of Board governance roles, Nigel has provided complex policy advice, risk management analysis, probity & regulatory compliance services, and multi-faceted strategic advice to Boards and senior executives of large organisations across multiple industry sectors.

He is a Graduate and Fellow (GAICD/FAICD) of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and an adjunct member of AICD’s faculty (facilitating on FOD Strategy & Risk).

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Gabriel Thoumi, CFA, FRM
Multi Award-Winning ESG Specialist
Adjunct Lecturer at Johns Hopkins University - Financing a Sustainable World

Gabriel is Founder, Responsible Alpha, a thematic investment research manager with over 12 years’ experience as an award-winning ESG analyst (2014, 2015, 2020 & 2021), fellowship recipient (2001, 2002, 2005 & 2007), member of various NGO boards and scientific and financial technical committees, and advisor applying his scientific and investment technical skills to investors, lenders, exchanges, rating agencies, and companies across many sectors of the real-economy to support sustainable and equitable investment strategies.


He has published over 70 thematic research reports employing ESG integration skills, a couple of peer review papers, and hundreds of news articles on capital markets and ESG integration.

He is an adjunct lecturer at Johns Hopkins University where he teaches Financing a Sustainable World. He has also taught at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and at other universities. He holds the Certified Ecologist and LEED AP designations from the Ecological Society of America and the US Green Building Council respectively.

Finally, he spent almost a decade in public service as a volunteer regional environment and energy commissioner supporting a sustainable and just transition economy for the Washington, DC Metro region. His hobbies include mountaineering and alpinism. ocean sailing, running, and reading.


He splits his time between Austria where he lives with his wife and spending time in Washington DC and New York City. He has an MBA and MSc in Sustainable Systems from the University of Michigan.

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Tamara Close, MSc, CFA
ESG Specialist Advisor

Tamara has over 25 years of experience in capital markets and is founder of Close Group Consulting Inc. Tamara focusses on ESG integration practices for asset managers, general partners and asset owners, and recently launched an industry-leading ESG integration maturity assessment tool for investment managers providing standardized industry best practices in a scalable technology-driven solution.

She has held various front office investment management positions for the Bank of Montreal and Credit Lyonnais in the global derivatives and foreign exchange markets. She was head of research and risk management for a fixed income asset management firm in Montreal and later joined PSP Investments, holding senior management roles within the risk and public markets investment groups.

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Gillian Marcelle, PhD
Impact Investment Specialist

Gillian is an established thought leader in the impact investment space, where her contributions and perspectives on diversity, inclusion, accountability and alignment with the SDGs are becoming influential. She is a senior leader in economic development and international business with a proven track record in attracting investment to emerging markets.

She is currently the managing member of Resilience Capital Ventures LLC and provides strategic guidance to a portfolio of commercial start-ups and social ventures. In the Caribbean region, she assisted international investor MPC Capital AG with its capital raising efforts in renewable energy and energy efficiency and initiated a blended finance partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative.

Her Sub-Saharan African activities include serving as a non-Executive Director of Tafari Capital Pty Ltd., an innovative fintech start-up in Joburg, South Africa. She previously held staff positions with the International Finance Corporation, as well as, with JP Morgan Chase. Gillian has also advised the United Nations on impact investment and innovation for the benefit of the global South.

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Yasmine Hajlovac
Government Relations

Yasmine is a project management professional with over 15 years of experience in port planning and land assembly, development approvals and strategy, stakeholder management, and government relations. Her experience spans both the private and government sectors as well as non-profit organisations.

Yasmine has a proven track record as a Project Manager in delivering major projects during her 12-year tenure at the Pilbara Ports Authority (formerly Dampier Port Authority). This included lead roles in the planning and establishment of the Ashburton North Strategic Industrial Area and associated Port to facilitate the foundation proponent’s Chevron Wheatstone Project.  As a team member of the Development and Trade Division of Pilbara Ports Authority, Yasmine held key roles in Development Approval Assessment across port lands in Port Hedland, Dampier, and Ashburton - in accordance with the Authority’s' remit.

Yasmine also held lead roles with the former Department of State Development as a Project Manager in the areas of investment facilitation, major projects, and heavy-use industrial lands across Western Australia.

Yasmine has more recently been working with leading shipping and industrial clients to progress development approvals to establish key infrastructure projects in the Pilbara.

Yasmine is also currently studying towards a Master Degree in Supply Chain Management at Curtin University.

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Miguel Mujica Mota, PhD
Aviation Modelling, Simulation, & Optimisation Specialist

Miguel is an internationally recognised expert in aviation modelling, simulation, and optimisation. He has published multiple studies on sustainability problems related to airport operations including emissions, efficiency, and CO2 footprint. 

Miguel is the Scientific director for Europe of International Group on Aviation and Multimodal Transport (, and is an Associate Professor at the Aviation Academy of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands. He holds a PhD and a MSc. in informatics from the Autonomous University of Barcelona and a PhD and MSc. in operations research from the National University of Mexico. He is the current president of EUROSIM ( the Federation of Simulation Societies in Europe and the Chair of the Dutch Benelux Simulation Society (


Miguel is the co-author of four books and has published more than one hundred scientific and general papers. Miguel's core competencies include: Aviation Simulation & Modelling, Algorithm Development, Optimisation, AI, Machine Learning and Air Traffic Management (ATM). 

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Dr Patrick Scolyer-Gray

Patrick has a deep understanding of how human factors contribute to, and are affected by, complexity and uncertainty. As a Cyber-Sociologist, Patrick is a socio-technical specialist with an established reputation for his ongoing contributions to cross-disciplinary research and problem-solving.

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Pascal Felix
Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure Specialist

Pascal is a Transport, Logistics and Infrastructure specialist with over 25 years’ experience across Government and Private sectors. 

Most recently, Pascal was WSP’s ANZ Transport Executive for Network Performance and Asset Information Services. This followed 8 years as an Executive Director at Main Roads, Western Australia where his strong understanding of cost effective and innovative infrastructure delivery supported the State’s long-term plans and strategies for transport infrastructure assets.

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Bob Lamont-Smith
Engineering & Port Infrastructure Specialist

Bob is a recognised specialist in port planning and design with over forty years’ experience spanning project management, planning, design and contract management for both national and international clients.

After 8 years with government, Bob joined AECOM spending 34 years in both commercial and technical leadership roles. Bob established the AECOM Ports & Marine Group in Perth in 1988 and provided technical leadership in the group through to 2016.

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Nigel Hart
Supply Chain & Logistics Specialist​

Nigel brings international leadership experience in large-scale infrastructure, port operations, warehousing and supply chains.


Nigel’s previous roles include: Global Director – Ports, Archer Daniels Midland Company, Group General Manager - Storage and Logistics – Grain Corp, and CEO - Grain Growers Limited. Nigel has led complex change management programs to deliver business synergies, efficient cost structures and top line revenue growth.

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Jack HC Kerklaan
Environmental Dredging Specialist

Jack has been working in the marine construction industry for more than 39 years, starting in the Netherlands with the Adriaan Volker Dredging Company. After four mergers and the resultant growth, he left Van Oord after more than 33 years working for the same Company, where he gained unrivalled experience on large-scale dredging and reclamation projects throughout the world.


Bobby Aitken
​Process Performance Specialist

Bobby is a highly-experienced ‎leadership coach & continuous Improvement Professional.


He has significant expertise in proven strategies including Lean. Six Sigma, as well as being a founding partner of the internationally renowned John Maxwell Team.


Arun Annadurai
Business Development, Energy

Arun is highly accomplished strategic leader with over 19 years of experience across Mining, Oil & Gas and Power industries. Expert in: Project Management, Risk Management, Strategic Planning, HR and HSE Management, Stakeholder Engagement and leading multi-functional teams.

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Simon Thompson
Project Delivery - Analytics

Simon has over 12 years experience in the areas of business analytics, business intelligence and system development across the full system development life cycle (including Agile), covering the Mining, Oil & Gas and Utilities industries. 

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Dr Ian Oppermann

Chief Data Scientist and CEO

NSW Data Analytics Centre

Dr. Ian Oppermann is the NSW Government’s Chief Data Scientist working within the Department of Customer Service, and Industry Professor at University of Technology Sydney (UTS).


Ian has 27 years’ experience in the ICT sector and has led organizations with more than 300 people, delivering products and outcomes that have impacted hundreds of millions of people globally. He has held senior management roles in Europe and Australia as Director for Radio Access Performance at Nokia, Global Head of Sales Partnering (network software) at Nokia Siemens Networks, and then Divisional Chief and Flagship Director at CSIRO.

Ian is considered a thought leader in the area of the Digital Economy and is a regular speaker on “Big Data”, broadband enabled services and the impact of technology on society. He has contributed to 6 books and co-authored more than 120 papers which have been cited more than 3500 times. Ian has an MBA from the University of London and a Doctor of Philosophy in Mobile Telecommunications from Sydney University.


Ian is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the IEEE, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Society of NSW, a Fellow and Immediate Past President of the Australian Computer Society, and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Ian is also president of the Australia National Committee of the IEC and president of the JTC1 strategic advisory committee in Australia.


Heinrich Eder
Former Managing Director
Munich Reinsurance

After various postings with Munich Re Group, including a period of eight years as President of Munich Re Japan, Heinrich joined Munich Re Australasia as General Manager Non-Life in 2003.

In 2005, Heinrich was appointed to the position of Managing Director of Munich Holdings of Australasia responsible for the life and non-life reinsurance and primary insurance operations of the Group in Australasia. In 2016 he retired from this role after 36 years of service for Munich Re Group.

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Andrew Sotiropoulos
Former Head
IBM Global Technology Services

Andrew led IBMs IBM’s Global Technology Services (GTS) business unit in Asia, a multi billion dollar business with thousands of employees. He was appointed to this role in January 2009, with a two-year period (2013-2014) where he moved to the US to take on global leadership roles, based out of New York. Prior to this Andrew had many leadership roles at IBM at regional and global level.

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Phil Turtle
National President
Australia Indonesia Business Council

Phil has built a long and successful career as a Professional Engineer, Project Manager and Business Development Professional with over 25 years’ experience in Resources, Infrastructure and other projects. He has held senior positions with large international Engineering and Construction companies, including Hatch and WorleyParsons, where he served as Project Delivery Director (Mining & Metallurgy and Energy) and Operations Manager (Minerals and Metals) respectively.

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Peter Kasprzak
President Hydrogen Society of Australia
Innovate Australia

Peter is a passionate believer and advocate for innovation. He is President at Hydrogen Society of Australia and Co-Founder and CEO at Innovate Australia.


Dr Vivienne Conway
Director, Web Key IT, Australian W3C Evangelist

Vivienne is an internationally recognised accessibility expert with a vision to enable full digital access for persons with disabilities. She is an ardent advocate for the effective recognition of the needs of people with disabilities and their inclusion in our digital society.


Terry Mohn
CEO, General MicroGrids

Terry is recognised as one of the ‘Top-20 Global Power Elite’. Terry is the former Chair of the International Microgrid Association and has served as Federal Advisor to the Dept. of Commerce NIST, as well as emerging technologies for the California Energy Commission.

Terry has chaired the Microgrid Alliance and the United Nations Foundation microgrid work groups. Terry specialises in the integration of renewables into balanced energy platforms for industries, businesses, cities and sustainable communities.

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Martin Studdert AM
Former Director General
Emergency Management Australia​

Martin is an internationally recognised expert in Nation-wide Emergency Management and Disaster Risk Reduction. He was awarded an Order of Australia for achievements as commander of the Australian and New Zealand contingent to United Nations Cambodia, and received an Excellence in Organisational Leadership Award, from Indira Ghandi University, India. Martin’s leadership and governance experience spans a number of National priority areas. 

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