Pamela Bourke has over thirty years’ experience working locally and globally in diverse sectors of community development and engagement as a consultant, manager, educator and trainer. Whether working with government on policy development, for an international company or NGO, Pam focuses on providing innovative solutions with community participation and leadership. The challenges in communities are often complex and require multiple sectors to work together to achieve sustainable outcomes. Pam is noted for her ability to facilitate collaborative working relationships between communities, government and business for mutual benefit. Pam offers a client-centred approach and works in an innovative way to build and develop existing organisational and / or community strengths and capacity. Her work focuses on transforming social disadvantage through community development, social policy and organisational transformation. Pam puts those values into action through her work and as a Research Fellow with the Centre for Social Responsibility in Mining at the University of Queensland and her teaching and training in community relations for resources companies, governments and communities globally.