Vanessa Richards – 2024 – Empowering Your People To Make Critical Choices


How do you make decisions when budget is no longer the only bottom line? Recognising that value is multifactorial doesn’t just mean setting new KPIs: it means new relationships, skills, authorities and escalation points at all levels. 


Vanessa brings more than twenty years experience in corporate reporting, stakeholder communications and governance. At PwC, EY and now as an independent consultant, she has worked with companies including BHP, South32, Wesfarmers, Stockland and CSL to align their compliance and reporting strategies. 

Establishing disciplined management of climate change programs has been the focus of her work since 2018. She produced BHP and South32’s inaugural Climate Change Action Plans and advised on the governance and internal reporting functions required to support execution of those plans.