Shanthi’s focus is to manage the development and implementation of a number of key projects under HMRI’s 2015-2019 Strategic Plan. She brings to the role strong stakeholder engagement and commercial experience and a legal background, from a career that spans both private and public sectors.
Prior to joining HMRI, Shanthi served as Commercial Manager and Company Secretary for the Hunter Valley Coal Chain, providing strategic leadership in a fast-paced and complex work environment with multiple stakeholders. She was previously the Regional Executive Officer for the (then) NSW Department of Family & Community Services and has held various policy and project roles, including with Newcastle Port Corporation and the NSW Office for Science and Medical Research.
With a long-standing commitment to the not-for-profit sector, Shanthi is now working to build and maintain enduring relationships with all key HMRI stakeholders.