Environmental Compliance Specialist
Rachel is an environmental compliance specialist and lawyer. Formerly, she was Manager, Regulatory Change at Origin Energy and Adjunct Associate Professor at the QUT Law School.
She holds a Masters and PhD in environmental law. Her thesis examined the cooperative management of marine fisheries resources between coastal states, regional fisheries organisations and high seas fishing states. She has lectured and researched international and domestic environmental law since 2000 (at the Universities of Melbourne and Queensland) and has published many papers and books including co-editing, Australian Coastal and Marine Law. She is also an author with LexisNexis.
Rachel has been advising clients in environmental law since 1997 both in private practice and more recently within the resources sector. She is a non-executive director with 10 years of board level experience across the government, corporate and academic sectors. Prior to specialising in environmental law, Rachel was a military lawyer within the Royal Australian Air Force where she worked as a Staff Officer within HQADF and as the Assistant to the Judge Advocate General (then Judge Tony North of the Federal Court).