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Becky Hirst

Principal Consultant,

Becky Hirst Consulting

Becky Hirst is based in Adelaide, South Australia. She has 20 years’ experience in working with people, groups and communities to create positive social change. Over two decades, she has worked with multiple communities, on multiple topics, across two continents – Australia and the UK.

Beginning her career in the late nineties during the early-Blair years of social inclusion and community development, her early career included neighbourhood renewal through community involvement, community-centric health promotion initiatives and managing an innovative Living & Learning collaboration between the health, education and leisure sectors.

Becky now lends her skills to promoting and enabling genuine and robust community engagement across Australia. Her clients include local, state and federal Government, as well as non-government organisations and private enterprise. Her leadership experience, including work with senior executive teams, managing project teams, and working with boards and politicians is vast.

Becky is a well-respected leader in the field of community engagement across the world. She is an energetic public speaker, trainer and mentor to those keen to develop their skills in engaging with people, groups and communities and is sought after by clients for her strategic guidance in navigating best practice community engagement and public consultation.

Becky is passionate about community engagement processes being straightforward, transparent and accessible. She believes strongly in Communitas – an intense community spirit – the feeling of great social equality, solidarity, and togetherness. Her personal and professional passions are conversation, connection, collaboration and community.

Becky is well-known for her inspiring approach to genuinely connecting with people, groups and communities.