Denise Francisco
Senior Associate / Client Development Lead

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Denise has over 30 years’ experience in engagement, communications, social planning and policy across local and state government and the not-for-profit and private sectors. 

An accomplished facilitator, she has worked with urban, rural, First Nations and diverse communities to support community development, deliberative engagement and co-design processes.  

Her authentic and empathetic approach helps create supportive environments where people feel safe to challenge themselves, embrace transformation, and work together towards shared outcomes. Her interpersonal skills are matched by expertise in practical and strategic planning, research and analysis, and stakeholder relationship management.  

Denise is committed to building strong partnerships, empowering communities to inform decision-makers, and driving practical and socially sustainable outcomes. 


C / Hanging at the market, Melbourne’s cuisines, learning from people’s stories, scraping the underbelly of foreign places. /