Chrissie Trousselot joined the Antarctic Science Foundation as the inaugural Executive Director in August 2018. Chrissie has had a varied career in the Tasmanian Government as a Manager of policy and industry programs across diverse portfolio areas, including business innovation and research, ICT, screen industries, the arts and the Antarctic sector. Chrissie has strong skills and experience in stakeholder management, strategic partnerships and international relations. She was a Business Events Tasmania Ambassador for the Antarctic sector in 2016 and has been pivotal in building strategic partnerships with the French and Chinese Antarctic programs, and attracting science investment, international business and conferences to Tasmania.
Chrissie has been a community builder and cultural relations advocate for local government in Queensland and a community development volunteer for projects in Kiribati and Sri Lanka. In her early career she worked in industrial relations and was a production manager for film and performing arts projects and community events. Chrissie is passionate about facilitating positive social change through environmental and community service, cultural activities and philanthropy.
Foundation Development Officer
Development Officer Alissa Charlton has been seconded from the Australian Antarctic Division to support the establishment of the Foundation’s operational and financial systems. She is Certified Practising Accountant with 13 years of experience in Government. Prior to that Alissa worked in Australia and overseas in venture capital, superannuation, investment and both public and private accountancy.