Who We Are

democracyCo was born out of a realisation that it is easier for governments to achieve complex reform if they meaningfully involve citizens and stakeholders.

“democracyCo are a safe pair of hands”
Chris Steel MLC, Minister for City Services, ACT (taken from ACT Parliament Hansard) 2018

The Co CEO’s Emily and Emma use their combined skills in deliberative techniques, communications, policy making and group facilitation to bring governments and the communities they serve closer together.

They do this by…

  • Taking a holistic approach that involves communications, policy and engagement,
  • Enabling communities and stakeholders with diverse views to work together in ways that use their knowledge, skills and experience to the best,   
  • Collaborating – Policy making will be more sustainable if it is done collaboratively and meaningfully with citizens and stakeholders,
  • Expertly combining education and information with time and deliberation.

Emma Fletcher

Emma Fletcher (nee Lawson) is a policy and community engagement expert. She has worked at the highest echelons of the Public Service in SA and abroad. She offers an unparalleled understanding of the workings and challenges of government as well as extensive networks.  

Emily Jenke

Emily Jenke is one of Australia’s most skilled engagement practitioners and an extremely accomplished and talented facilitator of over 20 years. Emily uses a range of techniques to support a group and her hallmark skills are her ability to read the room – intuitively responding to participants’ needs.

Get Involved

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