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About our team

Forelight Advisory brings a deep understanding, extensive skill set and next-generation thinking to resources and energy organisations seeking transformational change. We specialise in optimising connections between industry, government, community and research to deliver a clean and sustainable future.

Forelight Advisory has extensive experience and expertise, extending across both national and international settings encompassing policy, government, engineering, environment, social or community, governance, inclusion and diversity. 

Our strength is our ability to capture technical insights, industry and technology trends and emerging policy developments to unlock and optimise sector positioning and sustainable growth.

We are a team of strategist, underpinned by engineering and science that specialise in resources and energy sectors.

Forelight has directed an impressive portfolio of multi-stakeholder initiatives including resource technology and decarbonisation roadmaps, industry cluster development, and challenge-based innovation programs. 
Our organisation is a reputable leader in Australia’s new energy transition and continue to align with organisations seeking transformational change.  

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Meet the team

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Managing Director

Clare Larkin-Sykes

BE (Hons, Class 1), GDipAppFin (Sec Inst), MAusIMM, GAICD, Churchill Fellow

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Clare Larkin-Sykes is a leading advocate for change in the resources and energy sectors and aligns with organisations focussed on a clean energy future. She is an experienced mining engineer and strategist and has shaped her career to lead and collaborate across various complex multi-stakeholder initiatives.

Clare has directed an impressive portfolio of multi-stakeholder initiatives including resource technology and decarbonisation roadmaps, industry cluster development, and challenge-based innovation programs. She has worked across government and listed companies and brings with her an extensive industry network and a broad perspective on future resources and energy value chains. 

Clare sits across several industry boards including the Newcastle Institute of Energy & Resources (NIER) Advisory Board, the NSW Independent Planning Commission (IPC), the NSW Decarbonisation Innovation Hub, the Hunter Hydrogen Taskforce and is the current Chair of the Resources NSW Board (an initiative of NSW Energy & Resources Knowledge Hub - ERKH), and co-lead NewH2 – Hunter Hydrogen Technology Cluster.


Senior Consultant

Tamsin Martin

BSc (Hons), MEEM (Distinction), MEM (Distinction), Cert II (Distinction) in Bush Regeneration 

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Tamsin Martin is a highly motivated and effective results-driven consultant, combining deep technical expertise with inspiring leadership, communication and negotiation abilities. With two Masters qualifications in Environmental Engineering and Environmental Management along with an Honours BSc in Resource and Environmental Management, Tamsin has a strong educational background as well as skills in strategic thinking, stakeholder relationships, and project management.

Over her more than 15 years’ experience in local and state government, Tamsin has a demonstrated track record in delivery and leadership, environmental planning, sustainability, reform and business development, achieving strategic objectives, program evaluation; enterprise risk, networking and industry liaison.  

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Managing Director

Lucy McClean

BSc (Hons, Class 1), Dip Business (Governance), FAusIMM, FICDA, GAICD, WIM100 

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Lucy McClean is a passionate advocate and leader in the resources industry, first starting over 25 years ago in a resources exploration company. Over her career, Lucy has been a pioneer in ESG (environment, social/community, governance), champion of diversity and inclusion and has had extensive experience in advocacy, policy and strategy across multiple sectors in energy and resources.

Working across government, industry and community, she has expansive national and international connections. Lucy has initiated, led and delivered important industry benchmark documentation and strategic advice. She has been the voice for industry and has been solving problems, contributing to strategy and providing advice for decades.

Lucy received international recognition in 2022 as one of ‘100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining’ (WIM100) and in 2023 she was named as Inclusion and Diversity Champion in the Australian National Women in Resources Awards and the NSW Women in Mining Awards. 

Lucy is Immediate Past Chair of Women in Mining NSW (WIMnet NSW) and has experience across Ministerial and Government Advisory boards.

Together with our network of Associates, we provide full-service consulting and advisory.

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