Olivia is the Acting CEO of The Climate Institute. She has worked in the US, UK, Australia and New Zealand across the fields of journalism, diplomacy and resources.
Olivia has provided policy analysis and advice for the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the NSW Minerals Council.
She was the recipient of a Fulbright award to study in the United States and holds an MA in Security Studies from the University of Georgetown.
She has led multi-stakeholder research and advocacy projects on climate mitigation and adaptation, provided policy advice and analysis to state and federal governments, and represented The Climate Institute in energy sector forums including CSIRO's Future Grid Forum and the CO2CRC Australian Power Generation Technology Assessment Reference Group.