Tenaya King

Senior Consultant
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Tenaya has a diverse knowledge of public policy, environmental sustainability and climate change adaptation.

She has experience across the academic, public service and not-for-profit (NFP) sectors, with a particular interest in improving policy to facilitate change. Prior to Nous, Tenaya worked in communications and research for an arts and environmental charity. She has worked on in-depth reports, business strategies and implementation projects for state and federal governments, informed by complex stakeholder engagement.

Influential work

  • Engaged with senior stakeholders across a federal government department and national scientific organisations to inform a strategy on the feasibility of a national scientific research product and improve its uptake
  • Reviewed current regulatory culture and recommended changes in a federal department administering complex public policy solutions
  • Developed calculation methods to capture and apportion financial data to inform future government investment for a national geospatial product
  • Conducted analysis of future climate predictions and recommendations for community mitigation strategies, resulting in the report Social impacts of climate change in Canberra for the ACT Government.

Outside of Nous

Tenaya previously worked in communications, media and research for Green Music Australia, a charity promoting sustainability and climate justice in the music sector. She collaborated on development of an industry-first guide on artist sustainability, worked with 10 multi-day music festivals on an expansive alliance tackling waste reduction, and analysed the prevalence of climate-conscious themes in popular Australian music.

Tenaya has used geographic information systems to analyse land use for urban development possibilities and identify areas climate change resilience across the ACT.

She holds a Bachelor of Politics, Philosophy and Economics and a Bachelor of Environment and Sustainability from the Australian National University.

In her spare time...

|Tenaya is exploring new places, skiing or curating oddly specific playlists on Spotify.