Our Team

Kylie Porter
Executive Director

Kylie Porter is the Executive Director of the Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA). Kylie is a sustainability expert with over 15 years of experience in corporate affairs, sustainability and strategy roles across a broad range of industries. During her career, Kylie has been an adviser on sustainability including developing and implementing responsible business strategies; managed reputation risk for environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues; and wrote and managed policies across various thematic areas including climate change and human rights.

Kylie’s career includes working for ANZ Banking Group, National Australia Bank (NAB), Standard Chartered, KPMG and Save the Children and expatriate work in London, Singapore, Nigeria, Switzerland, France and South Africa. Kylie was also a member of the Climate Principles and Chair of the Project Finance and Corporate Banking Working Group; a set of principles for the management of climate change within the financial services sector.

Before joining the GCNA, Kylie was the Stakeholder Engagement Manager for Corporate Responsibility at NAB where she held responsibility for internal and external engagement on NAB’s corporate responsibility strategy and management of reputation risk issues. Kylie also served on the Corporate Affairs team for the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Financial Services Industry where she held particular responsibility for NAB’s engagement and relationship with consumer advocacy groups.

Kylie holds a Bachelor of Business, Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s degree in Social Science majoring in International Development. She is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Corinne Schoch
Senior Adviser
Corinne Schoch is the Senior Adviser of the Global Compact Network Australia. She brings with her 10 years’ experience in the climate and development sector and her professional experience includes providing climate change adaptation/mitigation and sustainable development technical support to a diverse set of institutions, communities, and government Departments, with a focus on addressing the risks that climate change poses to key thematic, sectoral, policy and organisational plans, programs and strategies.

Prior to joining the GCNA, Corinne was the Climate Change Advisor in Save the Children’s (Australia) Technical team. She had responsibility for building shared value partnerships across a range of government, academic, non-government organisations and local community stakeholders and developing comprehensive climate change and environmental resources that supported in the delivery of key strategic priorities. She managed complex and multi-donor funded climate change adaptation and resilience programs and supported the organisation’s accreditation process to the Green Climate Fund alongside the design of two multi-million-dollar resilience programs across the Pacific. She has extensive experience with stakeholder management, developing research programs, and designing strategic communication plans across Africa, the Pacific and South and Southeast Asia.  

Before joining Save the Children, Corinne worked at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), where she was responsible for developing the climate change and security research stream, supporting the development of government climate policies across a range of countries, and organising a range of climate change focused communities of practice, workshops and conferences.

Corinne holds a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science (International Security and Global Governance) and recently completed a Corporate Sustainability course with NYU Stern Business School.

Leah Sjerp
Associate

Leah Sjerp is an Associate at the Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA). She is a recent graduate of Monash University, completing a Bachelor of Global Studies and Science with majors in International Relations and Ecology and Conservation Biology respectively. Leah also holds a Diploma in French language studies and was awarded Best Third Year International Relations Student during her time at Monash University.

Leah is a passionate traveller and has participated in numerous academic exchanges to both Malaysia and France. In France she enjoyed advancing her political science studies at the leading French university Sciences Po.

Prior to commencing at the GCNA, Leah was a Duty Supervisor and Lifeguard at Monash Sport where she enjoyed being part of an active team providing aquatic and recreation services to the Monash Community. She was also a volunteer with the International Women’s Development Agency, assisting in the development of best practice standards for engaging men and boys in advancing gender equality. 

Outside of work, Leah enjoys outdoor activities such as camping, hiking and surfing.

Aimee Luff
Executive Assistant

Aimee Luff is Executive Assistant to Kylie Porter at the Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA). She has experience in Office Administration, Marketing and Communications and Event Management. Aimee holds a Bachelor of International Studies (with majors in International Relations and Mandarin), and a Graduate Diploma in Professional Political Practice, focusing on political systems and public policy, both from Deakin University.

Prior to joining the GCNA, Aimee worked at River Capital, a boutique investment firm, as Executive Assistant for the Executive Director, Head of Co-Investment and Chief Financial Officer. There she was involved across financial administration, event management and system implementation. Aimee has also spent time volunteering with the youth-run organisation Oaktree on their Live Below the Line campaign. The campaign raises funds to combat poverty by funding grassroots organisations in Cambodia and Timor-Leste to provide education in these nations.