Sustainable Futures Convention 2017 Master of Ceremonies

Nell Schofield is an actor turned activist whose passion is bringing the creative sector and the environment movement together. She recently worked as Project Manager for Solar Citizens and as Producer/Director for organisations like The Sunrise Project.

From 2014 to 2016 she helped spearhead the Land Water Future campaign in NSW as Sydney Coordinator with Lock The Gate. In 2007, Nell trained with Al Gore as one of his Climate Leaders and has worked in the Office of the Lord Mayor of Sydney on local government issues such as Planning and Amalgamations.

Best known for her role in the cult classic film Puberty Blues, Nell is a graduate of NIDA where she and 7 fellow students created the original stage play Strictly Ballroom. She has worked as a presenter with ABC TV, Showtime, CNN and Channel 9, and as a broadcaster with Radio National.

She has served as a director of the Sydney Festival, the Centre for Australian Design and the Rock Surfers Theatre Company, and as Vice President of the Bondi Girls Surf Riders, and as President of the Running Stream Water Users Association.