Charlotte is a social development specialist with more than 20 years professional experience in social development and communications, working with businesses, governments and communities.
Charlotte has worked in over 30 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and the Pacific and for public and private sector organisations in sectors including: international trade and development; energy; agriculture; information technology; financial services; HIV/AIDS; and natural resource management.
Charlotte has provided social performance advisory services to international financial institutions (IFIs), extractives companies and large-scale infrastructure projects regarding their investments in the Asia-Pacific, Europe and Africa.
She is an Extractives Specialist on World Bank/UN Women and UNDP Expert Rosters and has provided social impact advisory services to the Governments of Myanmar and Afghanistan. She has worked in alignment with the IFC Performance Standards on Social and Environmental Sustainability, World Bank Group Social Safeguard policies, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Environmental and Social Policy, and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Social Safeguards. In addition, she has worked in alignment with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPSHR).
Charlotte has a Master of Social Sciences (International Development) from RMIT University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Organisational Communication) from Charles Sturt University – Mitchell. She also has a Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation from Swinburne University of Technology. Further to this, she has studied international politics, business and communications at Oregon State University and monitoring and evaluation in peace building contexts at the American University in Washington D.C, United States. She has strong French language skills and in 2014 completed a Diplôme de français professionnel (DFP) Affaires B2.
Charlotte is an Integrated Management Systems Lead Auditor and is Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) 4 Certified. She is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) and International Association for Public Participation (IAP2).