Jane is a Sydney Drama teacher and is the once-but-no-longer-anonymous author of a controversial blog called "Shit On Your Play" that promotes stronger theatre criticism in Australia, a response to critics "rewarding the attempt and not the actual production" - thats a quote from her first ever blog post, of which there are now nearly 100. This aggravated so many, in fact, that one year ago she was outed by the media as the blog's author, to the shock of her students.
Greg studied as a chemist and trained as a drilling engineer with BP Exploration, living and working around the world. It was when he was working with Margaret Thatcher on energy and transport that he became interesting in climate change. He really swapped factions when he left BP and become the CEO of the World Wildlife Fund Australia and is now the Chair of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.
Tom has dabbled in many different fields after studying Fine Art at Oxford, working at the Royal Academy of Arts, the publishers Random House and Christian Aid. Now, he works for Google. He is the Creative Director of the Google Creative Lab, which he started in London and then brought to Sydney. He concentrates on cultural projects with Google and YouTube. He's contributed to the Life in a Day video, Google Chrome, voice search and Android. He's a veteran speaker who's talked all around the world, including our own Sydney Opera House.
Marianne Jauncey has worked as a drug and alcohol doctor since the 1990s and is now the Medical Director of the Medically Supervised Injecting Centre. For those of you who don't know, thats the place which has been granted a legal exemption to allow drug addicts to safely inject. Before this, she worked at Kirketon Road Centre, also in Kings Cross, focusing on injecting drug users, sex workers and youth. She works preventing injection-related HIV.
Emma Johnston is an Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales' School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences. Her work involves research on the impact of humans on marine life from the Great Barrier to the Antarctic, and everything in between. One of her main focuses involves how this impact affects those species that call the Sydney Harbour home.