Co-Founder and Director of Strategy, Australian Futures Project, La Trobe University

Dr Fiona McKenzie is a human geographer with a PhD on innovation and expertise in both public policy and academic research. Co-Founder and Director of Strategy for the Australian Futures Project, she has led the design and implementation of a range of unique programs including ‘social innovation labs’ on early childhood development and agriculture. Fiona is respected for her ability to rapidly synthesise complex topics for decision makers and co-design systems change processes with stakeholders. She has more than 15 years of experience working with a range of academic, government, non-government, and intergovernmental organisations. This includes organisations such as the United Nations Environment Programme, EcoAgriculture Partners, Terrestrial Carbon Group, Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists, University of Sydney, Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research and various other government and non-government agencies in Australia and internationally.


  • 2012–present
    Co-Founder and Director of Strategy, Australian Futures Project


  • 2012 
    University of Sydney, PhD
  • 2002 
    Australian National University, BSc (Hons)
  • 2002 
    Australian National University, BA