About

Becky Hirst is an energetic, credible and inspiring leader with a proven track record in the community engagement sector.

Becky Hirst Becky is a strategic thinker who can dynamically and diplomatically drive vision and successfully implement community engagement planning, implementation and evaluation. Her leadership experience, including work with senior executive teams, managing project teams, and working with boards and politicians is vast. Her 18 years’ experience of working in the community engagement profession; running a successful, highly respected Australia based consultancy for 8 years; and the passion she brings to raise the profile of community engagement is second to none.

Becky has demonstrated her strong, collaborative and values-driven leadership style in the engagement sector through founding Engage 2 Act, a collective of individuals committed to progressing high quality community engagement practice. Engage 2 Act brings people together to share and learn through hosting local events and facilitating professional development opportunities. Under Becky’s leadership, the results of Engage 2 Act have been overwhelmingly positive and successful to date.

Becky’s point of difference to other consultants is her combined energy, wealth of experience with numerous clients, credibility in the community engagement sector, and genuine desire to involve communities in decision making.

Becky isn’t interested in the corporate world of community engagement. She enjoys applying her practical community based experience to inform processes that involve the community in decision-making.  She is passionate about those processes being straightforward, transparent and accessible and is well-known (and widely respected) for her inspiring approach to genuinely connecting with communities.

Proud to be one of the only independent community engagement practitioners in Australia who specializes in both face-to-face and online community engagement, Becky brings specialist knowledge to her clients that can’t be beaten.