Who we are

We are a core team of development practitioners, thinkers and idea curators and a network of people in the region who want to shape the future of Australia’s engagement in the Indo-Pacific.

Meet the team

Bridi Rice

Bridi Rice

CEO

At the Lab, our CEO is an international development expert with a background in Government, non-government organisations, private sector and public policy. The team at the Lab love how Bridi helps the international affairs community tackle development challenges with a healthy combination of kind heartedness and cut through clarity.

Heather Murphy

Heather Murphy

Head of Analysis and Engagement

At the Lab, our Head of Analysis and Engagement is a foreign policy expert with a background in international development, aid and the Pacific. The team at the Lab love her keen analytical instincts, breadth of experience, creative policy ideas and ‘just do it’ kind of attitude.

Martina Zapf

Martina Zapf

General Manager

At the Lab, our General Manager is a multi-passionate development practitioner with a background in peacebuilding and governance as well a knack for organisational development and strategy. The team at the Lab love how Martina brings together different perspectives and facilitates collaborative strategising and problem-solving.

Mira Sulistiyanto

Mira Sulistiyanto

Analyst

At the Lab, our Analyst is an emerging international development expert and keen strategic thinker with a background in policy research and analysis, business development, and program design. The team at the Lab love Mira’s ability to connect the strategic dots, and her commitment to deeply understanding the perspectives of everyone in the room.

Isabelle Coleman

Isabelle Coleman

Project Officer

At the Lab, our Project Officer is a scheduling powerhouse who’s never said no to a good old debate. The team at the Lab love Izzy’s deep commitment to genuine partnerships and superior note-taking and scheduling abilities.

Ruby Saulwick

Ruby Saulwick

Project Assistant

At the Lab, our Project Assistant gets her hands onto every deck, providing expertise and support across multi-platform projects. She is never one to shy away from a task, and her organisation and collaboration skills are enviable. The team at the Lab love her willingness to pick something up quickly and run with it, and her bubbly attitude.

Madeleine Flint

Madeleine Flint

Strategic Advisor

At the Lab, our Strategic Advisor is a development policy expert with a background in international aid and development, law, and human-centered design. The team at the Lab love Maddie’s ability to wear multiple hats and her patience and willingness to teach everyone what she knows.

Richard Moore

Richard Moore

Strategic Advisor

At the Lab, our Strategic Advisor is a development expert with a background in the development contractor community, Government, and numerous executive boards. The team at the Lab love his wit, ambition, and pragmatism.

Julie Boulton

Julie Boulton

Strategic Advisor

Working at the intersection of systems change and sustainable development, Julie is an experienced sustainability strategist, providing advice, analysis and education on the implementation of sustainability practices and frameworks.

Peter Wilkinson

Peter Wilkinson

Strategic Advisor

At the Lab, our Strategic Advisor is a crucial sounding-board with a background in public policy, governance, strategy, risk, and change. The team at the Lab love Pete’s fresh perspectives and he’s one of the many reasons we believe in the benefit of unusual collaborations.

Join the Lab

February 27, 2024

Communications Officer / Project Officer / Analyst

This recruitment will establish a pool of candidates for three types of officer-level positions, which the Lab will draw on for current and future vacancies. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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February 8, 2024

Project Assistant

The primary purpose of this position is to support The Lab to implement its programme of activities and assist in the day-to-day running of the organisation. The position will also support the delivery of the Pulse Check project.
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