Speaker Bio

Maureen Thurston-Chartraw

Communication Can, by design

Maureen Thurston-Chartraw, She/Her
Chief Experience Officer, Aurecon Group, Australia

Maureen’s 40-year career spans the globe, multiple industries, and creative disciplines. A native New Yorker, she began as an industrial designer and today leads organisational transformation as the world’s first Chief Experience Officer for an engineering company. Prior to joining Aurecon, recognised as Australasia’s most innovative company, Maureen implemented design principles and practices to help transform Deloitte Australia into an award-winning innovator. She is Chair of Good Design Australia Council, Australia's peak body promoting excellence in design-led innovation. Maureen’s focus is guided by her belief in the strategic value of design to unlock innovation, creativity and sustainable growth.