Meet our staff: Yvonne Barrett

Yvonne has over eight years’ experience in the sustainability and corporate responsibility sector, both in Australia and the UK. Yvonne has recently completed projects for Point Advisory in the areas of environmental management systems (ISO 14001), annual environment reporting, carbon accounting, net zero buildings and stakeholder engagement. Yvonne has a particular interest in the transparent and balanced disclosure of non-financial information and how this information is used by management, executives and stakeholders.

Prior to a career break with her young family, Yvonne worked in the Climate Change and Sustainability Services team at Ernst & Young (EY) in both London and Melbourne. During this time she provided sustainability assurance services for high profile sustainability reports, using international standards such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the ICMM Sustainable Development 10 principles, and provided verification services for the former Corporate Responsibility Index (CRI). Yvonne also provided assurance services to assist clients meet their reporting obligations under the National Greenhouse Energy Reporting (NGER) scheme and the Emissions Intensive Trade Exposed (EITE) exempt activities. She also developed an interest in risk management, whether it was assisting clients identify organisational risks or monitoring risks through an internal audit program.

Prior to working for EY, Yvonne had various policy and operational roles in climate change, air quality and invasive marine pests at EPA Victoria.

Yvonne has enjoyed working with clients across a wide range of industries including: oil and gas, mining, energy, manufacturing, telecommunications, transport, government and retail.

Yvonne can be contacted here.