Adjunct Member Profiles
Adjunct Professor Martin Blake
Award-winning Top 100 Global Sustainability Leader and strategist with 30 years practical experience. Inspirational leader enabling large, complex organisations to articulate, deploy, embed and communicate their sustainability goals. Deployed one of the most successful sustainability programmes in the world savings millions of pounds annually and winning multiple National and International awards. Adept at blending both the practical and the theoretical, resulting in the award of two adjunct professorships and numerous international keynote speaking engagements. Pre-eminent expertise in developing strategic plans and influencing high profile stakeholders within the public and private sectors. Proven track record for developing and driving sustainability business cases through organisations. Diverse skills in organisational change management, stakeholder engagement and risk management with a focus on largescale CSR initiatives. Cross-cultural experience in Europe, Australia and Middle East. Specialist expertise in Island sustainability practices in Bahrain, Singapore, Bali, Guam, Dominica and Magnetic Island.
Adjunct Professor Ian McPhail
Dr Ian McPhail has extensive experience in senior roles in State and Federal Government agencies.
He retired recently after five and a half years as the inaugural Commissioner for Environmental Sustainability for Victoria. In this role he had a number of clearly defined statutory tasks, which included the preparation of a State of the Environment Report, an annual strategic audit of the environmental management systems of government departments and principal agencies, and an audit of environmental education. A fourth statutory role allowed the Minister of the Environment to refer matters for report, and under this heading a major study of government purchasing was undertaken.
Prior to his appointment Dr McPhail had spent 10 years in Queensland. Between 1994 and 1999 he was Chair of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and in this role, Dr McPhail participated in the development of Australia's Ocean Policy, which resulted, among other developments, in the creation of the National Oceans Office. After that he was Deputy Director-General, Policy, of the Queensland Environmental Protection Agency and before that Executive Director of the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service.
Preceding this, Dr McPhail was for 18 years the CEO of a number of agencies in South Australia, including local government, environment and planning, and education, and moved to Canberra as the inaugural Executive Director of the Commonwealth Environmental Protection Agency in 1992.
He was fortunate in participating directly in both the Rio de Janeiro United Nations Conference on Environment and Development and the Johannesburg World summit on Sustainable Development.
Dr McPhail has the unique experience of being sequentially a Commissioner of the Murray Darling Basin Commission for three governments – South Australia, the Commonwealth and Queensland, regrettably with no apparent improvement in the health of the Murray system!
He has held appointments as an Adjunct Professor in the University of Queensland and Professorial Fellow in Melbourne University.
In 2002, Dr McPhail was appointed a member in the Order of Australia (AM) for service to conservation and the environment, particularly through development of Government policies and programmes, and to the reform of national parks and wildlife administration in Australia.
Adjunct Associate Professor Philip Bangerter
Philip Bangerter is currently Senior Consultant - Sustainability for Hatch, based in Brisbane. He leads a small but global practice in sustainability, a group tasked with bringing sustainability principles to Hatch design and project management teams. Philip is also responsible for Hatch's technical and research alliance relationships in Australia, including The University of Queensland, The CSIRO, The Parker Centre and the Centre for Sustainable Resource Processing.
Philip graduated from the Otago School of Mines in 1981, with an honours degree in mineral processing. His career has encompassed roles in mining operations, process equipment sales, process technology commercialisation and since 2004, Sustainability in the design environment.
As well as an adjunct position with the ACSBD, Philip is currently Chair of the Participants Forum & Member of the Technical Advisory Panel, The Centre for Sustainable Resource Processing, is a Member of the Intelligent Grid Advisory Group, CSIRO Energy Transformed Flagship and is a previous Co-chair (2008) and current member of the Sustainability Roundtable for Consult Australia.