Natalie Kyriacou

Award-Winning Environmental & Social Impact Leader


Natalie Kyriacou OAM is an award-winning social entrepreneur, CEO, Board Advisor, public speaker, writer, and Environmental and Social Impact leader.

Highly regarded for her authentic leadership in the environmental and social impact spaces, her passion and expertise lie in exploring the intersection of environmental and social equity issues and how these issues are navigated across commercial, political, community and grassroots landscapes.

A recognised global emerging leader in the environmental space, Natalie was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia and the Forbes 30 Under 30 honour for her services to wildlife and environmental conservation in 2018. She was a United Nations Environment Programme Young Champion of the Earth Finalist, and, in 2022, was recognised as one of The Australian’s ‘Top Innovators’ in recognition of her environmental and social impact.

Natalie is the CEO of My Green World, a Board Committee Member at CARE Australia, a Member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, a PwC Environmental and ESG Advisor and the former Australian Director of Sri Lanka-based NGO, Dogstar Foundation. Natalie advises world leaders on environmental and social policy and has driven the expansion, growth and impact of a range of businesses, social enterprises and non-profits around the world.

Current Work:

As the Founder and CEO of My Green World, Natalie created award-winning inclusive youth education programs and technologies to inspire curiosity in wildlife and environmental conservation and sciences.

Through My Green World, Natalie established a world-first virtual conservation mobile game application that supported 18 nonprofits globally and encouraged young people to participate in virtual wildlife conservation.

In her role as Social Impact Advisor and Business Development Lead for Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) at PwC, Natalie has developed commercial strategies to support businesses transition to more environmentally and socially responsible commercial outcomes. Natalie has supported Victorian disaster response at PwC, including establishing Bushfire Recovery Victoria (BRV), as well as the development of the Bringing Melbourne Back Better’ Covid recovery strategy for the Lord Mayor Sally Capp and the City of Melbourne.

A sought after Public Speaker and Thought Leader, Natalie has represented Australia on a global stage, including as a Speaker at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum at the invitation of the President, as well as at over 200 events in Australia and abroad.

Natalie is a regular contributor to a range of publications, exploring the intersection of environmental and social issues, enhancing biodiversity outcomes, and amplifying the voices of young people and diverse voices whose contribution to decision-making structures has historically been erased.

Natalie has a Bachelor of Journalism degree and a Master of International Relations degree from the University of Melbourne and studied Gender, Security and Development on a scholarship at the University of Delhi. She has Carbon Literacy and Climate Change Certification from the University of Oxford and the University of Queensland


Talking Points
The Business Imperative of Social Inclusion and Environmental Stewardship
Redefining Leadership: The power, voice and impact of young people and diverse voices
The moral and economic imperative of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Harnessing Tech and Innovation for the Planet
Wealth, Climate and Consumption