Rachael Nasplezes leads the Water by Design Program at Healthy Land and Water and is a Senior Scientist specialising in behaviour change, co-design, strategic planning and stakeholder relations. With over 20 years’ experience in natural resource and catchment management and sustainable business development, Rachael is an expert in project delivery and strategic program integration and has a proven track record of managing projects and programs that improve the quality of waterways and communities across Queensland.
Rachael is passionate about collaboration and she works closely with government, industry, the community, and schools to drive innovative projects that deliver environmental, social, and economic benefits for Queensland. Rachael has worked around the world on various capacity-building initiatives and is a wildlife biologist by trade. She holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and has recently completed a New Venture Leadership Certificate from world-renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).