Nathalie Swainston is a mother of two young boys and a long-term climate campaigner with a focus on creating pathways to climate action for those who may not have traditionally found a place for themselves in the climate movement. She currently works as a Director with Nous Group, an Australian-founded, international Management Consulting firm and brings 20 years’ experience from a mix of strategy, marketing, campaigning, engagement and service design roles in the NFP and private sector. Prior to joining Nous, Nat was Head of Digital and Community for The Climate Council, and was one of the lead organisers of the 2015 Sydney People’s Climate March (which remains one of the best and most transformative experiences of her life to date). It was during that time she met her now husband, with whom she lives in the NSW Southern Highlands along with their two boys.
Growing up in a part of Sydney not known for strong climate advocacy stoked Nat's passion and commitment for helping all community members, regardless of politics or degree of engagement, understand the benefits that exist for us all in climate action. She is passionate about ensuring the messaging around climate action reaches beyond the climate movement - and she regularly volunteers her time to support community groups and individuals to do the same.