Head of Policy and Engagement
Luke brings deep expertise in building and fostering strategic relationships across Asia and the Pacific to this role. He is an experienced policy professional, specialising in stakeholder engagement, political and economic analysis, and communications and advocacy across cultural contexts.
Prior to joining Climateworks, Luke spent 15 years in Government, including 12 years at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), completing diplomatic assignments in Indonesia, Samoa, and Fiji. Most recently, Luke ran the Public Affairs team at Australia’s largest embassy in Jakarta. Luke also worked in economic research at the Reserve Bank and in renewables investment generation at the Australian Trade Commission in San Francisco.
In his early career, Luke worked as a software engineer and network administrator within research teams at the Australian National University (ANU) Supercomputing Facility, and the Centre for Water Research at the University of Western Australia, at a non-profit in Phnom Penh Cambodia,and with the internet service provider iiNet.
Luke holds a Master of Economics from the University of New South Wales, a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) with Honours and Bachelor of Commerce, both from Edith Cowan University. He studied Bahasa Indonesia at the Australian National University and at Universitas Kristen Satya Wacana in Salatiga, Indonesia.