National Office Staff

LG Professionals Australia is run by a team of committed, skilled and highly experienced staff led by Chief Executive Officer, Clare Sullivan.

The National Office is based in Canberra, ACT.


P +61 2 6230 1824
[email protected]
Mail: GPO Box 1156
Canberra City ACT 2601

National Office Staff

Chief Executive Officer, Clare Sullivan

Clare has 20 years’ experience in advocacy and intergovernmental relations, communications and community consultation, stakeholder engagement and management.

Clare’s experience spans all three levels of Government, the private sector and not-for-profit sector with a deep understanding of local government. Clare recently worked for the Australian Local Government Association for 10 years where she was responsible for government relations, stakeholder engagement, policy development, issues management, traditional and digital communications and events management.

Clare holds a Masters of Business Administration, Graduate Diploma in Management, and an Advanced Diploma in Communications.

Contact Clare: [email protected]

Manager Advocacy and Policy, Irene Fung

Irene joined LG Professionals Australia in 2017 as International Program Coordinator. With more than 10 years of experience in the not-for-profit sector, she has previously worked with RTI International and United Nations Development Programme. She holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of California, San Diego, and a Masters degree in Urban Planning from the University of Southern California.

Contact Irene: [email protected]

Communications and Events Coordinator, Matthew Lentini

Matthew is an experienced communicator with a background in media, from multiplatform journalism to sales and marketing with major news organisations like the Australian Associated Press. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Journalism) from the University of Technology, Sydney and a Masters degree in International Relations from the Australian National University, Canberra.

Contact Matthew: [email protected]

International Program Manager, Alexandra Ford

After starting her career working with universities and in the Australian public service, Alex has spent the last 12 years working in the international development sector across the South East Asia-Pacific region and in Australia. Alex’s work has focused on educational, capacity building, and volunteering programs including managing the Australian Volunteers for International Development (AVID) program for Australian Business Volunteers and representing Engineers Without Borders Australia as their South East Asia field manager. Alex holds a Bachelor of Economics/Arts majoring in International Economics, International Business and Chinese Studies with First Class Honours from UNSW and a Masters degree in International Education from Monash University. She is currently completing a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment from CIT.

Contact Alex: [email protected]

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