Kelly O’Shanassy, ACF

Kelly O’Shanassy, ACF

Long before Kelly fell in love with our rivers and forests, she grew up in a fairly tough neighbourhood where people had little money but were rich in courage and community spirit. This taught her the value of working for the greater good. As a teenager, she lived in a caravan in the country with no running water – this taught her about our reliance on nature for life. And then she moved to the big smoke and went to university and studied the science of nature.

She has worked in business, in government and now in the community sector, all which are crucial to creating positive change. Believing strongly in the power of people to advocate for a better future, Kelly is focused on growing the number and diversity of people who speak up and take action.