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Join us as Rachel Mason Nunn explores the nuanced world of international development by talking to experts and game-changers whose voices and work are critical to radically transforming the sector and our communities for the better. Listen in and be prepared to hear from incredible people who push us to rethink international development, and how we can create meaningful and long-lasting change.

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Join us as Rachel Mason Nunn explores the nuanced world of international development by talking to experts and game-changers whose voices and work are critical to radically transforming the sector and our communities for the better. Listen in and be prepared to hear from incredible people who push us to rethink international development, and how we can create meaningful and long-lasting change.

    Water for Development @ Ozwater 2022 - Part 3

    Water for Development @ Ozwater 2022 - Part 3

    Welcome to the third episode in our three part-series recorded at Ozwater 2022, hosted by Michael Wilson and Rosie Wheen on the ground at the conference, and myself, Rachel Mason Nunn.

    These interviews were recorded on Turrbal and Jagera Country. I join with Michael and Rosie in acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land that we record these episodes on. We pay our respects to Turrbal and Jagera elders past, present and emerging.

    In this interview you’ll hear from Roch Cheroux, Managing Director of Sydney Water, discussing the SDGs and overcoming our contemporary water challenges; and Brooke O’Donnell, Team Leader, Aboriginal Heritage and Native Title in the Water Corporation, Western Australia, on her introduction to the water sector.

    This brings us to the end of our Ozwater journey. We’d love to hear your insights, now. Please let us know your thoughts via social media.
    
Enjoy the episode,
    Rachel

    LINKS:

    Roch’s Bio: https://www.careers.sydneywater.com.au/t/roch-cheroux
    Water Corporation, WA: https://www.watercorporation.com.au
    AWP: https://waterpartnership.org.au
    WaterAid Australia: https://www.wateraid.org/au/

    • 34 min
    Water for Development @Ozwater 2022 - Part 2

    Water for Development @Ozwater 2022 - Part 2

    Welcome to the second in our three part-series recorded at Ozwater 2022, hosted by Michael Wilson and Rosie Wheen on the ground at the conference, and myself, Rachel Mason Nunn.

    These interviews were recorded on Turrbal and Jagera Country. I join with Michael and Rosie in acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land that we record these episodes on. We pay our respects to Turrbal and Jagera elders past, present and emerging.

    In this interview you’ll hear from Beata Sochacka, PhD researcher at the University of Queensland, discussing the importance of urban water management for liveability; Dr Bek Christensen, Program Director, The Peter Cullen Water and Environment Trust, discussing the work of the Trust and the next generation of water leaders; and Kate Maddy, Engagement Lead at Melbourne Metropolitan Urban Water and System Strategy and Lisa Hocking, Policy and Program Manager at Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation, on their partnership and work with communities on water management.

    
We’ll be back tomorrow with the third instalment in our three part series.

    
Enjoy the episode,
    Rachel

    LINKS:

    Beata Sochacka recent papers: https://acweb.uq.edu.au/profile/231/beata-sochacka
    The Peter Cullen Trust team: https://www.petercullentrust.org.au/our-people/
    Melbourne Water System Strategy: https://www.melbournewater.com.au/about/strategies-and-reports/melbourne-water-system-strategy

    • 40 min
    Water for Development @ Ozwater 2022 - Part 1

    Water for Development @ Ozwater 2022 - Part 1

    Welcome to the first in our three part-series recorded at Ozwater 2022, hosted by Michael Wilson and Rosie Wheen on the ground at the conference, and myself, Rachel Mason Nunn.

    Michael is Group CEO at eWater and Rosie is CEO of WaterAid Australia.

    These interviews were recorded on Turrbal and Jagera Country. I join with Michael and Rosie in acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land that we record these episodes on. We pay our respects to Turrbal and Jagera elders past, present and emerging.

    In this interview you’ll hear from Dr. Wade Hadwen, Lecturer in Griffith University’s School of Environment and Science, reminding us of the need for an interdisciplinary response to the water crisis. Then you’ll hear from
    Corrine Cheeseman, CEO of the Australian Water Association, on the strength of the Australian water sector. Lastly you’ll hear from Katrina Donaghy, CEO of Civic Ledger, on water and blockchain.
    
We’ll be back tomorrow with the second instalment in our three part series.
    
Enjoy the episode,
    Rachel

    LINKS:

    Dr Wade Hadwen Bio: https://experts.griffith.edu.au/9756-wade-hadwen
    Corrine Cheeseman announced as AWA CEO: https://www.awa.asn.au/resources/latest-news/business/workplace/awa-announces-corinne-cheeseman-as-new-ceo
    Australian Water Association: https://www.awa.asn.au
    Katrina Donaghy Bio: https://civicledger.com/who-we-are/

    • 39 min
    Leadership Series 07 - Dr. Peter Chandra

    Leadership Series 07 - Dr. Peter Chandra

    I’d like to begin by acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land that I record these episodes on, the Gadigal people of the Eora nations. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and emerging and I extend that respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people listening today.

    Welcome to the seventh episode in our leadership series of Good Will Hunters.

    I have to admit, this series was a bit of a risk. It’s the first series we’ve done without a series partner in two years. I went back to basics and did it all myself - none of the usual help with sourcing guests or designing social media posts or marking up transcripts - it was all me, at home, making it happen and of course working with our brilliant sound editor Bruce Heald from Noise International.

    The series was self-funded, because leadership is an issue I personally care so much about and when I came up with the idea for this series, there was no going back. I was completely determined to have conversations on purpose-driven leadership with some outstanding guests. And the risk has paid off - the response to this series has been huge, but it’s also been very personal. I’ve never had so many listeners get in touch to share their own challenges in regards to having a purpose-driven, values-aligned career at the heart of social change and community development.

    I know that we’re onto something special here, and I have some big plans for what comes next. But for now, we’ll air the final episode in our first leadership series today, and then we’ll be airing a very special three-part series recorded at the OzWater conference in mid-May. You would remember our water series last year, with our two outstanding hosts Michael Wilson and Rosie Wheen - well, after much demand, they’re back with a three-part series continuing the conversation on Water for Development. Stay tuned for that in the coming fortnight.

    Now today’s guest is Peter Chandra. Peter is an experienced Executive Leader and Board Director. I met Peter last year when I undertook my Foundations of Directorship course with the Australian Institute of Company Directors. It was a significant milestone for me personally, because it was the first big investment I’d made in the next stage of my leadership journey. It was daunting, as the average age in the room was probably double my age, and I felt a bit out of place in the boardroom. But Peter was a supportive and insightful facilitator, and we have stayed in touch since.

    In this episode, Peter reflects on his leadership journey, and the lessons he’s learnt as a board director, and also as an executive in the development and not for profit sectors. Peter shares his philosophy on aid and empowerment, which aligns closely with my own. I hope you enjoy the episode, with Peter Chandra.

    • 32 min
    Leadership Series 06 - Terence Jeyaretnam

    Leadership Series 06 - Terence Jeyaretnam

    I’d like to begin by acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land that I record these episodes on, the Gadigal people of the Eora nations. I pay my respects to their elders past, present and emerging and I extend that respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people listening today.

    Welcome to the sixth episode in our leadership series of Good Will Hunters. I’m Rachel Mason Nunn, and I am the Founder and Host of Good Will Hunters.

    Today on the show, I speak to Terence Jeyaretnam. Terence is an environmental engineer and Partner at EY in the Climate Change and Sustainability practice, based in Melbourne. He is EY’s national leader for indigenous reconciliation, as well as the D&I leader for EY’s Melbourne office. He has been an integral part of EY’s cultural diversity efforts over the past two years.

    Terence is a passionate social justice leader, working with NGOs from Sri Lanka, his place of birth, and also social enterprises in Australia. This is a candid conversation on contemporary leadership.

    Enjoy the episode,
    The GWH Team

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

Mere Mortals Podcast ,

Well Thought Questions

A wide-varied of guests but always with the constant theme of international development and achieving social good. Rachel is a fantastic interviewer who obviously has done her homework on her guests. The questions flow smoothly and follow a structure that guides the conversations on their natural path. Consistent uploads over a long period of time make this an awesome, professional podcast.

Oscar Trimboli ,

Rachel's question dig a little deeper

Great range of guests and more depth to Rachel's questions compared to the regular milk and honey interviews in the world of social purpose and progress

SandyMc1996 ,

Informed and Urgent

These are interesting, well structured, and natural conversations about interesting ideas that are changing how we do and think about international development. I highly recommend it for anyone interested in development specifically, or social issues more broadly.

Sandy

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