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Haydn O'Brien

Board - Treasurer and Governance & Risk Board Committee Member

It has been a great pleasure to join Australian Parents for Climate Action as the Treasurer. I am excited to share my experiences and extend my practical skills to the truly great mission of AP4CA to create a groundswell of parent-led and parent-driven advocacy for a safe climate future for our children.

I am a Sydney-based father of three and my wife and I share the concerns of many parents around the country that as custodians of the planet we need to do more to ensure future generations can live healthy and safe lives. Individually, it is a challenge to make a difference, but collectively concerned parents represent a unique constituency that is bound by a very strong and common bond of their children. The mission to engage, empower and organise parents at such an important time is an exciting one.

I have had a 25-year career in international transportation holding various roles in Management, Finance and Information Technology. During my professional life I have been fortunate to live and work overseas in North America, Europe and Asia.

Returning to Australia to the traditional land of the Cammeraygal people, my wife and I are constantly reminded of how fortunate we are to live in such a wonderful country, and with that comes the determination to ensure that we leave a healthier and more sustainable planet for future generations.

When not running around after our three active children I maintain a great love of trail running and the perfect day for me is one that takes me off the beaten track and into the bush in search of adventure. You can connect with me on LinkedIn.

Parents for Climate meet and work on the lands of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people and respect that sovereignty of those lands was never ceded. We pay respect to Elders, past and present and emerging, and acknowledge the pivotal role that Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within the Australian community.