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
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.
At the Lab, our Senior Analyst 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.
At the Lab, our Senior Analyst 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.
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.
Analyst and Executive Officer
At the Lab, our Analyst and Executive Officer 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.
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.
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.
At the Lab, our Project Assistant Ruby is an enthusiastic problem-solver and critical-thinker, with a relentless appetite for expanding her knowledge and skills. The team at the Lab love her eye for grammatical fluidity and ability to adapt to any situation or setting.
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.
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.
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.