“Participatory governance has proved to result in powerful change, it is not a new concept, and it will be a challenge to embed it in the culture and practice across the Commonwealth, but there is enough evidence to show that it works.”
Irina Cattalini has a strong commitment to working within civil society to bring about sustainable social change for the Western Australian community. She has worked professionally within a social justice framework in the community sector for fourteen years.
Irina joined WACOSS in 2005, where she is currently Chief Executive Officer, and has also held the position of Director, Social Policy leading the policy, research and advocacy work of WA’s leading community service peak body. She is also committed to a socially just and sustainable approach to environmental protection and has held senior management positions with the Conservation Council WA, and is Vice President of the Australian Conservation Foundation. She is also a Fellow of Leadership WA. Irina joined the Foundation’s Civil Society Advisory Committee in 2012.