Industry Session 1 Panelist
Municipal Association of Victoria, Australia
Lisa Bennetto is a senior consultant to the Municipal Association of Victoria, advising the MAV Board and Executive team on strategic planning and reporting, and driving the MAV’s digital agenda. She also heads MAV Technology, who deliver ICT and digital projects, major events, communication forums and collaborative procurement opportunities for Victoria’s 79 councils. An award-winning graphic designer and writer, Lisa provides communications advice to organisations including Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria and Australia Post. She was previously the director of a visual communications company with clients including multi-national businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, community organisations and charities. Her photography has appeared in Rolling Stone magazine. Lisa believes that local government has a vital role to play in helping people adapt and thrive in the digital era. She is passionate and optimistic about what can be achieved by collaborating with the private sector, academia, and other levels of government to build capability in councils.