Fiona McKenzie

Knowledge Manager,
Collaboration for Impact

Dr Fiona McKenzie is a human geographer with a PhD on innovation and expertise in both public policy and academic research. Fiona is Collaboration for Impact’s Knowledge Manager. She is also the Founder of Orange Compass, a consultancy dedicated to supporting change makers on their journey to transform systems and build better futures.

Prior to this, Fiona was the Co-Founder and Director of Strategy for the Australian Futures Project, where she led the design and implementation of a range of unique programs including ‘social innovation labs’ on early childhood development and agriculture. Fiona is respected for her ability to rapidly synthesise complex topics for decision makers and strategically co-design systems change processes with stakeholders. She has published on a wide range of topics and is a sought-after speaker for her insights into today’s wicked challenges as well as trends shaping the future.

Fiona has more than 15 years of experience working with a range of academic, corporate, government, non-government, and intergovernmental organisations. This includes organisations such as the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, Dusseldorp Forum, National Australia Bank, National Transport Commission, NSW icare, Terrestrial Carbon Group, United Nations Environment Programme and the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation

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