Lisa Bennetto is a senior consultant to the Municipal Association of Victoria, driving the MAV’s digital agenda and providing advice to the MAV Board and Executive team on strategic planning, business transformation and reporting. She heads MAV Technology, who deliver ICT and digital projects, major events, communication forums, workshops, training sessions and collaborative procurement opportunities for Victoria’s 79 councils.
An award-winning graphic designer and writer, Lisa provides communications advice to organisations including Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria and Australia Post. She has developed and delivered strategic plans for G21 - Geelong Region Alliance, the Great South Coast Alliance, Regional Development Victoria and the Municipal Association of Victoria.
She was a founding director of Earth Visual Communications – an environmentally-focussed graphic design and marketing company with clients including multi-national businesses, government agencies, educational institutions, community organisations and charities. Her photography has appeared in Rolling Stone magazine.
Lisa believes that local government has a vital role to play in helping people adapt and thrive in the digital era. She is passionate and optimistic about what can be achieved by collaborating with the private sector, academia and other levels of government to build capability in councils and communities.