Thea began her career as a solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons and then spent nine years working across various strategic policy roles in the Victorian Public Service, including at the Executive levels.
Thea has recently returned to Melbourne after having spent the last few years in London, working as part of Nesta's Government Innovation team and completing an MSc PPA at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). With a strong theoretical and practical grounding in public policy, Thea has been recognised as a thought-leader in her field. In 2019, Thea was named as one of Apolitical's most influential public sector innovators. She also received the Peter Self Prize (MSc Public Policy and Administration) for the best Dissertation from the LSE. Thea has recently joined the Centre for Public Impact, a BCG Foundation, to build their presence in Australia and New Zealand.