Natalie Collard

Executive General Mananger
Clean Energy Council

Natalie is championing change for women as the chair of the newly formed Women in Renewables at the Clean Energy Council. In 2013 Natalie was awarded Telstra Business Woman of the Year for Victoria (Community and Government) and she was a national Emerging Leader finalist for the National Australia Bank Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards.

 

 

 

Natalie was appointed to lead the Clean Energy Council in 2017. Prior to joining the Clean Energy Council, Natalie was the Corporate Affairs Manager at Telstra and Chief Executive Officer of Australian Dairy Farmers where she delivered significant industry transformation.

Natalie was awarded an ADF Presidents' Commendation for her leadership and management of the industry's national advocacy efforts towards achieving a dairy-positive Free Trade Agreement with China.  Prior to joining ADF in November 2008 as General Manager, Natalie was the Manager-Rural Affairs for the National Farmers’ Federation, Australia’s peak agricultural lobby group. 

Previously a Director of Agsafe Limited, Natalie played a key role in driving improved environmental stewardship and training outcomes for the agriculture sector, including founding AgStewardship Australia to deliver agricultural recycling programs.

Natalie’s career highlights include a stint at Parliament house in Canberra, managing an emergency post-September 11 arms control meeting of 32 countries and addressing the United Nations in Geneva on the Optional Protocol to the Biological Weapons Convention. She has managed two $600 million corporate contracts and, as Defence’s lead negotiator on security treaties, delivered Australia’s first treaty with an organisation, NATO.

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