Briar manages the Shared Value Project’s membership program and is the liaison between the various organisations in the membership network, responsible for servicing and helping them meet their shared value objectives through special projects, media and communications, research and case study development, and stakeholder engagement.
Briar has extensive experience working in project management, communications, and stakeholder relations in a variety of public affairs, corporate, not-for-profit and cultural affairs settings in both Australia and New Zealand. She has worked on a variety of projects for clients including City of Melbourne, veski, Obesity Australia, City of Maribyrnong, Real Estate Australia, Big West Festival, ‘This is GREAT Britain’ with the British Consulate, and the Public Relationships Institute of Australia where she was Chair of the New and Emerging Practitioners Group. Briar was formerly Project Manager for the Melbourne Boston Sister Cities Association where she managed the day-to-day operations and delivered unique projects, events, and collaborations that promoted and enhanced the reputation between both cities, liaising with a variety of Australian and US stakeholders.
Briar joined the Shared Value Project in 2014 as Project Coordinator when the organisation was formally established. In this role she coordinated and delivered events, communications and program offerings, whilst overseeing the day-to-day operations and the online community of Shared Value Project.
Her key areas of professional interest include supply chains and logistics, cities and urban development, mobile banking technologies and access to services, and intrapreneurship. Briar holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communications, and Politics and International Studies from The University of Melbourne.
Briar is also a committee member of the Henley Club, and a member and ambassador of the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art’s ‘Contemporary Circle’.