Lachie McLean joins Point Advisory’s Melbourne office

Lachie is a Senior Consultant at Point Advisory’s Melbourne office, with a focus on climate change and energy.

Lachie has over five years’ experience working on sustainability and climate change strategy in government, private and non-profit sectors. Prior to joining Point Advisory, Lachie worked at the Surf Coast Shire Council developing and delivering a community wide renewable energy program. His work focused on delivering initiatives to transition Council’s operations to 100% renewable, as well as supporting residents and businesses use less energy and make the switch to renewables. Lachie has experience facilitating advisory groups, engaging communities and developing their capacity, and applying his technical knowledge to strategy and program development.

Lachie holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science from Deakin University. In 2013, Lachie graduated with first class Honours and was the recipient of Deakin Universities Vice-Chancellor’s Award for his research paper on the impacts of sea level rise and storm surges on Australia fur seal colonies.

Lachie is passionate about tackling climate change and ensuring he is actively part of the solution, both personally and professionally. Lachie was trained as a Climate Reality Leader in 2014 and later that year joined a delegation from the World YMCA at the United Nations 20th Conference of Parties in Lima advocating for greater consideration of young and future generations in the discussion. He continues to volunteer with climate focused groups.

Outside of work, Lachie spends most of his time down the coast surfing and running, or up in town enjoying the hustle and bustle.