BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Melissa Williams

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Founder, Executive Director, Chair & Consultant

Melissa founded Corethics after undertaking research in Bali, Lombok, and Sumbawa to understand the impacts of mass tourism on water depletion and pollution in 2017. Melissa brings experience from the charity, private, and public sectors across law, health, and finance. Her skills are broad in project management, human resources, program development, and advocacy. Melissa holds a Bachelor of International Studies and a Diploma of Marketing.

Frances Wade

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Treasurer & Acting Secretary

Frances brings extensive experience in Financial Management accounting including risk management, strategy, business partnerships, and policy across complex business organisations to her position as Treasurer. She has worked in the charity and public sectors in health and education. Frances is a Chartered Global Management Accountant, Certified Public Accountant, and Associate Chartered Management Accountant.

Mariana Thomas

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Board Director [Marketing/Communications Expert]

With over 20 years of experience in marketing and communications for leading organisations, a Masters degree in Communications and a background in media and journalism, Mariana worked in a variety of industries including technology, health, environmental services, publishing and telco. Her diverse global inter-cultural multi-lingual career has seen her holding various senior management roles covering all Marketing facets. Mariana is passionate about creative thinking, sustainable Marketing practices, leadership, mentoring, storytelling and building strong high-performance teams.

Marnie Coates

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Board Director [Chemical Engineer Expert]

Marnie is a Chartered Professional, RPEQ and Principal Process Engineer with Hunter H2O. Marnie has been with Hunter H2O since February 2002 and has many years of water treatment design and operational experience. In 2014, Marnie transitioned into a senior Project Management role which included construction management for a range of infrastructure upgrades. Several of these projects were part of Hunter Water’s EPCM (Engineering, Procurement and Construction Management) program. Marnie is currently project managing the John Gilbert WTP Filter Refurbishment works, Water, Sewer and Fire System upgrades for Reflections Holiday Parks and the Jervis Bay WTP Replacement project on behalf of the Commonwealth. Skilled in Water Treatment, Environmental Awareness, Water Resource Management, and Process Engineering, Marnie is a strong operation professional with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering (with Honours) from the University of Newcastle.