Jacqui Bell 

Jacqui leads our climate resilience and adaptation work at The Next Economy. An architect by trade, Jacqui has 15+ years’ experience in private, for-purpose and philanthropic sectors in Australia and Southeast Asia. She has worked across the fields of sustainable built environments; community development; social innovation; program and organisational development, training, and facilitation; and climate resilient development.; and disaster resilience. 

Previously, Jacqui held leadership and management roles at Harmer Architecture, GHD Design and Engineering, Engineers without Borders Australia, Kindred Spirits Enterprises and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR). As an independent consultant she has built the capacity of the corporate sector to drive climate resilient infrastructure and solutions, as well as strengthened the resilience and adaptive capacity of regional communities and enterprises. 

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