Lucy Cole-Edelstein

Director, Straight Talk

Lucy is recognised as an industry leader in best practice community engagement and has worked for more than 20 years with government and non-government sectors. Lucy is renowned for her ability to facilitate group processes around contentious issues to secure workable outcomes. She is a highly experienced facilitator and stakeholder engagement practitioner, specialising in engagement process, design and implementation to ensure that ‘all the voices’ participate.
She has worked on a range of diverse assignments including heading up the communication function on a number of large infrastructure projects being constructed under alliance contracts, participatory processes for policy development, corporate strategic planning, mediation and negotiation for stakeholder disputes, and community planning. For the past decade Lucy has been at the forefront of the growing consultation industry in Australia and has undertaken projects across the country.