Energetics is thrilled to welcome back Jacqui Scruby as a Principal Consultant after her impactful time in both federal and state politics.
In the March 2023 New South Wales state election, Jacqui stood as an independent Teal candidate for Pittwater, a seat held by the Liberal Party in Sydney's Northern Beaches for many years. In a remarkable campaign, Jacqui narrowly missed out on victory, achieving an extraordinary swing of nearly 22% – taking the seat of Pittwater from one of the state’s safest seats to one of its most marginal. Her candidacy drove significant policy developments, including the introduction of a bill to end exploration and drilling for oil and gas off the coast of NSW.
Jacqui also played an instrumental role in the election of federal Teal independent MP Sophie Scamps, contributing to a 16% swing in what was considered another safe seat. As campaign manager she managed over 600 volunteers, advised on policy, and executed a highly strategic campaign.
With Dr Scamps' election, Jacqui Scruby became her political advisor, working both in the electorate and in federal parliament. She worked alongside Dr Scamps to enhance the Climate Change Act and facilitate the establishment of the new National Integrity Commission. Jacqui's ability to translate complex problems into actionable policies was energised by her passion for driving change that delivers on the promises made to the community at large and the Teals’ commitment to tackling climate change and restoring the health of our environment.
As she rejoins the Energetics team, Jacqui brings her political insights, subject matter expertise and corporate experience to support clients as they manage their climate risks and prepare for the greater scrutiny that will come with the application of the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) climate-related financial reporting standards. Jacqui knows Energetics’ clients, their industries and most importantly her long history in the business enables her to know how Energetics can best help clients manage climate risks and seize opportunities.
Welcome back Jacqui!