Joanne commenced as a full time Commissioner with the Productivity Commission in April 2022.
Joanne was recently the Research Director of the Sustainable Pathways Program, Land and Water at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), and prior to that a Research Director at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) Institute for Sustainable Futures.
She has also worked at the NSW Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART), the Commonwealth Environment Department, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and previously with the Productivity Commission.
Joanne holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) and a Master of Environmental Law. She also serves on the Expert Review Panel of the Australian Water Partnership – a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) funded initiative to enhance sustainable management of water in the Indo-Pacific region and beyond.
Joanne is currently working on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Visual Arts and Crafts study.