Natalie Kyriacou OAM
Founder and CEO of My Green World, Management Consultant and Keynote Speaker
For over ten years, Natalie has been endeavouring to drive positive change worldwide; her approach has been to inspire curiosity. As CEO of My Green World, Natalie created inclusive youth education programs and technologies to increase access to wildlife and environmental conservation and sciences. In addition to this, Natalie is a Board Advisor at the Women Leaders Institute, the former Australian Director of Sri Lankan-based NGO, Dogstar Foundation, a former member of the Animal Ethics Committee for the Department of Veterinary Sciences at the University of Melbourne, and a sitting member of the IUCN.
Natalie was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for her services to wildlife and environmental conservation and education in 2018. She is a Forbes 30 Under 30 (2018) honouree in recognition of her Social Entrepreneurship and a UNEP Young Champion of the Earth Prize Finalist. She is one of LinkedIn’s 2022 ‘Top Green Voices’ and named as one of The Australian’s 2022 ‘Top Innovators’.
Natalie has enjoyed a diverse and rewarding career, engaging with key government and corporate figures, including representing Australia in Russia as a Speaker at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum attended by President Vladimir Putin and President Xi Jinping, hosting the Chinese government in Australia, where she provided policy advice and environmental education recommendations to a high-level Chinese delegation, participating in a roundtable discussion with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, and submitting policy recommendation for inclusion in the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper.
Natalie has represented Australia on a global stage, and is particularly passionate about wildlife and environmental issues, ensuring access to education, increasing female participation in science, technology, and leadership roles, and empowering the next generation of young people to participate in issues of global concern.