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
Suite 3, Level 1, 17-21 University Avenue,
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.

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Office Operations, Karen Roberson

Karen joined LG Professionals Australia team in 2018 and brings a high level of administrative and business skills gained in the private sector. Karen also has considerable experience in government, including in data management, survey databases, function and event coordination and governance. Karen has a Diploma in Business Management, Diploma in Project Management and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

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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.

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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 is currently undertaking a Masters degree in International Relations from the Australian National University, Canberra.

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