Michelle English is the Associate Director, Sustainability at the City of Adelaide where she is responsible for the delivery of the City of Adelaide’s ambitious sustainability agenda, including the partnership with the State Government to make the City of Adelaide carbon neutral, and a focus on increasing City liveability through improving greening, water, waste and biodiversity outcomes.
Prior to her current role Michelle managed the South Australian Government’s Climate Change Unit and was responsible for climate change mitigation and adaptation policy and programs, secretariat support for the Premier’s Climate Change Council, as well as national and international engagement. Highlights included delivery of South Australia’s Climate Change Strategy 2015-2050; supporting regions to deliver climate adaptation plans across the state; representing the Minister for Climate Change at COP20 in Lima; and attending COP21 in Paris as part of the South Australian delegation.
Ms English has 24 years’ experience in the land use planning and environment sectors leading on policy and projects, and has worked in State and local government as well as private practice. Michelle has a Master of Sustainability and a Graduate Certificate in Natural Resources Management from the University of Adelaide, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Planning from the University of South Australia.