Jacqueline Comery

BA, BEng(Hons1), MIEAust, CPEng NER APEC Engineer, INtPE(Aus)


BA, University of Melbourne, 1989.

BEng(Env)Hons1. Deakin University, 2004.

IAP2 Certificate of Public Participation.

Jacqueline is co-founder and Managing Director of SkadiNu. Jacque is a Chartered Environmental Engineer with over 17 years experience across private industry, consulting, and government.

Jacque has strong management and organisational abilities that have been directly applied to leading and working with multidisciplinary teams across national scale engineering, infrastructure and projects.

She is adept and creative in her leadership to deliver both timely and strategic solutions to meet project challenges. Jacque is skilled at establishing collaborative teams that draw together current and relevant industry knowledge, specialist inputs, specialist peer review, to successfully deliver.

She has extensive experience in technical and merit assessment of grant funding applications on behalf of Government Funding Programmes, as well as providing grant administration and reporting services on behalf of clients and grant recipients.

Most recently Jacque applied her broad ranging technical, leadership and management skills working in Antarctica and the Sub-Antarctic, between 2015 and 2019. She held roles as the Winter Station Leader at both Macquarie Island and Casey Research Stations, where she managed scientific and non-scientific project delivery, whilst leading the station community. She also held the role of Operations Co-ordination at Casey Station, East Antarctica undertaking strategic level planning and provision of operational logistics to support project delivery. She coordinated operational planning, and resource allocation for all field-based, and watercraft activities, including fixed wing and rotary aviation activities. Jacque maintained close collaboration with aviation operations between other nation's Antarctic Stations (DDU, Dome C, Zhong Shan, Mario Zuchelli, McMurdo, South Pole).

Jacque is most passionate about working with complex multidisciplinary projects, and believes that forming a collaborative and productive team regardless of affiliation to work towards a common goal is a key to achieving project success for all.



Award for Planning Excellence, in Social and Community Based Planning. Planning Institute of Australia, ACT Division. Redeveloping Community Sites (former ACT Schools) Community Consultation (2009).

Joint Recipient of National Award for Planning Excellence, in Social and Community. Planning Institute of Australia. Based Planning. Redeveloping Community Sites (former ACT Schools) Community Consultation (2009).

Silver Award of Highly Commended for Community and Urban Development Category for the Redeveloping Community Sites (former ACT Schools) Community Consultation. Association of Consulting Engineers Australia (ACEA) (2009).

Excellence Award in Engineering for Regional Communities. Highlands Source Project. Engineers Australia, Sydney Division. (2012).

National Award Nominee for Excellence Award in Engineering for Regional Communities. Highlands Source Project Engineers Australia. (2012).


Committees and memberships

Engineers Australia: Chartered Member. Environmental Engineering College. MIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus). Member since 1999. Chartered since 2009.

International Association of Public Participation (IAP2) Australasia. Member since 2009.