Creative catalyst. Partnership broker. Pollinator.#
Jackie Randles is the Partnerships Lead in the School of Cybernetics at the Australian National University (ANU). A communications and engagement expert, Jackie is passionate about fostering interdisciplinary partnerships that create shared value and enlist support and cooperation from diverse groups. She is known for ‘joining the dots’ between and within organisations to extend impact and reach and enjoys bringing people, creative ideas and new audiences together. In her previous role as the founding Manager of Inspiring Australia NSW, the national strategy for public engagement with science, technology and innovation, Jackie connected hundreds of science and technology experts to big audiences, including through curating public programs and festivals. Prior to that she delivered media and engagement strategies in business, government, cultural and community settings and worked as a writer, editor and documentary radio producer. Jackie continues to be curious and delights in learning new things and connecting people to new ideas.