Monique Conheady

Monique is a co-founder of Flexicar and led the business as CEO from its early days through to its sale to Hertz in December 2010. She grew up in the Mallee (northern Victoria), where her family still lives. Graduating with honours from the University of Melbourne in both Engineering and Arts, Monique previously worked as an engineer/project manager in the infrastructure sector. Her experience includes time in both the private & public sectors on projects as diverse as a renewable energy program for remote Indigenous communities, an urban regeneration project for an old mining town in the north of England and a new head office building for Sainbury's in Cario. In 1998 she was awarded the National Association of Women in Construction Young Achiever Award. She is the Chair of the Moreland Energy Foundation Limited, a Fellow of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership and an Associate of Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute. In 2009 she was the Victorian Winner of the Hudson Private & Corporate Sector Award in the Telstra Business Women's Awards, and in 2010 she was appointed an Australia Day Ambassador. Monique has recently return to Australia after completing a two month Churchill Fellowship investigating the latest developments in innovative sustainable transport globally. Monique is passionate about new ways of doing business that are financially, socially and environmentally sustainable, and she aspires to be a serial "eco-preneur".

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