Our Team

Alice Cope
Executive Director

Alice joined the Global Compact Network Australia in May 2013.

Prior to joining the GCNA, Alice was a Policy and Sustainability Advisor at the UN Global Compact in New York, where she focused on business and human rights and supply chain sustainability. Alice was Lead Author of the UNGC’s Exposure Draft of the Business Reference Guide to the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Alice also managed government relations for the UN Global Compact for the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum.

Alice has also consulted to the private sector on business and human rights and national and international corporate responsibility standards and frameworks. Before moving into corporate responsibility, Alice was a Senior Associate at law firm Allens, specialising in corporate advisory and M&A.

Alice has a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), Bachelor of Finance, Bachelor of Economics and Master of Communication.

In June 2015, Alice was elected to represent the Oceania & South East Asia region on the UN Global Compact’s Local Networks Advisory Group. In May 2017, Alice was elected Chair of the Local Networks Advisory Group and in that role took up an ex officio position on the Board of the UN Global Compact.