Monday 26 February 2018

In our first event for the year, the Women in Aid and Development network will discuss government relations, advocacy and public affairs.  So, how do you influence policy?  How do you work effectively with government? And, how do you ensure your organisation has a voice in the debate?

Our panelists will include Maree Nutt, CEO of RESULTS and Flynn McDermott, Head of Electorate Office for Trent Zimmerman MP. Join Maree, Flynn and the Women in Development team for a fabulous conversation over wine and nibbles.

Monday 26 February 2018
6.00 for 6.30pm until 8.30pm
Graffiti Bar, Art House Hotel, 275 Pitt Street, Sydney
Cost: $20 

Pay online when you book, or drop in and pay at the door on the night.
Special offer for unwaged attendees: $15, pay at the door only.

Speakers February 2018

Maree Nutt has been RESULTS Australia’s CEO since 2007. She has held many positions within the organisation since first starting as a grassroots volunteer with RESULTS in 1989.

Maree works to empower everyday citizens to take actions outside their comfort zones and succeed. She has built strong connections and relationships within government, bureaucracy, the media and the international development community to help RESULTS achieve its advocacy objectives.

Maree has represented RESULTS at international forums, spoken on radio, been quoted in various national newspapers and presented to Parliamentary and Department briefings.

Maree is also a qualified physiotherapist who worked in the area of rehabilitation therapy for over 20 years.

Flynn McDermott is Head of Electorate Office for Trent Zimmerman MP and an experienced Chief of Staff and political adviser who has worked for a number of MPs both in State and Federal offices. Her roles have included responsibility for portfolios of transport, education and health and the management of some of the most marginal seats in the country.

An experienced and tough campaigner with a passion for local issues and the welfare of constituents. Flynn has provided high-level advice to MP’s and Minister’s offices on a range of policy and political issues.

Flynn has also served as the Faculty Manager of Health Sciences at the Australian Catholic University and directed the significant expansion of the faculty and the introduction of new courses including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology and public health. Flynn had oversight of course accreditation and supported the introduction of a Bachelor of Midwifery for Indigenous women.

Before pursuing a career in politics Flynn was a high school teacher and worked in a tough South London school where she learnt the importance of kindness, compassion and humour.

Flynn has a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Politics and a Bachelors Degree in Education and was awarded a Certificate of Commendation for the Order of Australia for Community Service.

She is married to Tony and proud Mummy to Audrey (7), Eleanor (4) and Charlie

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