Evergreen was established in 2019 by Managing Director Francesca Flynn.
Francesca has over 12 years’ experience in project planning, management and funding in a range of businesses in both Western Australia and the UK.
Until recently, Francesca managed the Perth Observatory located in the Perth Hills. In just 18 months, she successfully secured project funding valued at $1 million and in-kind sponsorships valued at over $50,000 from local businesses for the Perth Observatory Volunteer Group. She authored award scheme applications, with the Observatory nominated as a Finalist in the Perth Airport Tourism Awards and Premier’s Science Awards, and secured ATAP accreditation through the Tourism Council of WA. She planned and secured project funding for the flagship Aboriginal Astronomy Centre, Worl Wangkiny, and developed the first training program for Aboriginal tour guides in the Perth Hills in partnership with Koya Aboriginal Corporation.
Francesca is passionate about supporting local projects and has volunteered extensively to help the local community reach its potential. Since May 2018, Francesca has Chaired the Kalamunda Tourism Community Reference Group (TCRG) established by the City of Kalamunda. Over the past 12 months, the TCRG has hosted numerous community planning workshops, consulted with key industry and government stakeholders, and advocated strongly for tourism planning and funding in the Perth Hills. As Chair, Francesca authored the Kalamunda Tourism Development Strategy which was formally adopted in June 2019. The Strategy is designed to provide a community-led framework for tourism planning, destination branding and product marketing in Kalamunda over the next 6 years.
Prior to joining Perth Observatory, Francesca managed the Geoscience and Remediation Business Unit at AECOM, a leading global engineering consultancy. As a Principal Scientist Consultant with over 10 years' experience in environmental assessment and management, Francesca was responsible for leading a team of almost 30 scientist engineers and a project portfolio valued at over $15 M revenue annually.
In creating Evergreen, Francesca wanted to offer a professional consultant service to share her extensive experience in project planning and management and help businesses achieve their goals.