Mara Bun is a Company Director and strategy consultant who works with people who share her optimism about a positive future, despite all evidence about the challenges ahead. Mara is President of the Australian Conservation Foundation which is making sure that the upcoming Federal Election is all about Climate Change. She has had senior roles at CSIRO, Macquarie Bank, Choice, Green Cross Australia and Canstar. Mara currently leads strategy for Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre and Simba Global. She is Chair of the Board of Gold Coast Waterways Authority, and is a Non-Executive Director of Australian Ethical Investments and Enova Community Energy – Australia’s first community owned renewable energy retailer with headquarters in Byron Bay. Mara was born and raised in Sao Paulo Brazil, was educated in the US, and has called Australia home for 30 years. She loves Tallebudgera Valley and the magical diversity of the Gold Coast.

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