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Kylie Porter

Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA)
Executive Director
Melbourne, Australia
I am the Executive Director of the Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA); the Australian chapter of the world's largest business-led sustainability initiative, The United Nations Global Compact. I am a responsible business expert with over 15 years of experience in corporate affairs, corporate responsibility, sustainability and strategy roles across a broad range of industries. During my career, I have provided advice on responsible business and corporate responsibility practices to senior management; managed reputation risk for environmental, social and governance (ESG) and consumer advocacy issues; developed and implemented corporate responsibility strategies; and wrote and managed policies across thematic areas such as climate change, human rights, child rights and industries such as mining and metals, oil and gas and forestry.

My career includes working for ANZ Banking Group, National Australia Bank (NAB), Standard Chartered, KPMG and Save the Children and expatriate work in London, Singapore, Nigeria, Switzerland, France and South Africa. I was also a member of the Climate Principles and Chair of the Project Finance and Corporate Banking Working Group; a set of principles for the management of climate change within the financial services sector.

Before joining the GCNA, I was the Stakeholder Engagement Manager for Corporate Responsibility at NAB where I held responsibility for internal and external engagement on NAB’s corporate responsibility strategy and management of reputation risk issues. I also served on the Corporate Affairs team for the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Financial Services Industry where I held particular responsibility for engagement with consumer advocacy groups.

I hold a Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Arts and a Master's degree in Social Science majoring in International Development. I was also a Board member of the Council for Single Mothers and their Children from 2017 to 2019.