Maree Grenfell

A strategic and creative change strategist, Maree brings a new mindset to old themes. She draws on an eclectic background in urban design, sustainability, social psychology and environmental activism to create and deliver transformational programs that shift mindsets and practice around inclusive communities and resilient environments.

For the past five years Maree has been Melbourne’s Deputy Chief Resilience Officer for the 100 Resilient Cities program, developing and now implementing Melbourne’s first resilience strategy. Her work focuses primarily on complex multi-stakeholder initiatives and pioneering projects to build capability and collaborative capacity at a community, city and national level. She is driven by a vision of a community-centered future in which cities and human wellbeing are interdependent.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.