Nelika Hughes

Program Coordinator

Nelika works within Climateworks’ Australia Country team, providing a range of high-level program coordination services to support the end-to-end delivery of programs to accelerate systems change. She acts as a key liaison point between the project team and internal and external stakeholders, and works closely with these groups to ensure the timely delivery of project deliverables.

Nelika has an environmental management and research background with over 15 years’ experience working across academic, government, and not-for-profit sectors. 

Prior to Climateworks, Nelika coordinated a series of complex environmental decision making projects in consultation with state government agencies, Traditional Owners, and the broader community. Nelika has worked on issues at the core of conservation issues in Australia and globally, with a particular focus on problem species, fire ecology, and wildlife disease. She has also led research projects in Australia, Europe, and Central Asia. 

Nelika has a PhD in Ecology and a Bachelor of Environmental Science with Honours, both from the University of New South Wales.