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Thea is responsible for managing the network of partners involved in the Inclusive Economy Partnership.

Thea began her career in Australia working as a lawyer at King & Wood Mallesons. In 2009, Thea moved to Victorian State Civil Service and worked in various strategic policy roles across a number of departments, with a focus on social policy reform. Most recently, Thea was the Acting Director of the Strategic Projects Branch within the Higher Education and Skills Group of the Department of Early Childhood, Education and Training.

In August 2017, Thea - together with her husband and three children - moved to London. Thea is currently undertaking a Masters of Public Policy and Administration at the London School of Economics. Thea is passionate about social innovation and driving change through effective partnership and collaboration. Thea’s dissertation will focus on how and when government is leveraging innovators, social entrepreneurs, businesses, and social capital to tackle the most pressing issues of our time.

Thea has held a number of directorships in the arts and not-for-profit sectors and has been on the organising committee of the Nexus Youth Summit (Australia). When she’s not wrangling her children, Thea enjoys reading (fiction) and is loving exploring London.