Pam O’Neil

Pam has led the EcoCentre’s Committee of Management since 2009 and brings to the role over 20 years’ experience in governance, strategic planning, policy development and community building. She has served on numerous boards of governance throughout her career including the Social and Community Services Industry Training Board and the Moorabbin Institute of TAFE Council. 

Beginning her career as a computer programmer with the Australian Government, she worked for 3 years in Europe and then transitioned into education as a teacher and manager in schools and TAFE.  Pam then worked for the Victorian Department of Education and Training in management roles, overseeing major projects in Adult, Community and Further Education and Policy and Planning.   She holds tertiary qualifications in Economics, Education, Arts and Visual Arts. Her skills in governance, policy development and planning, financial management and organisational leadership, plus her experience working with all levels of government, are an ongoing asset to the EcoCentre. 

“I believe in the ethos of “think global, act local,’” says Pam, “that If humans are to tackle the global climate emergency, we need to join with others and start at home. This is what the EcoCentre does so well. It is genuinely part of the local community and empowers people to take actions that cultivate long-term environmental wellbeing. I’m proud to lead the organisation towards this goal.”

The EcoCentre acknowledges the Kulin Nations, including the Yalukut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung language group, traditional owners of the land on which we are located.

We pay respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to other Aboriginal and Elder members of our multicultural community.