Richard was appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Australia of Pendal Group (formerly BT Investment Management) in February 2018 and is a member of the Pendal Group global executive committee. Richard has more than 20 years’ experience in investment management and is responsible for the Australian arm of the Pendal Group, including asset management, operations, sales and marketing. Before joining Pendal Group, Richard was chief investment officer at First State Super, one of Australia’s largest pension funds and prior to that was Group Executive at Perpetual Investments, one of Australia’s oldest and most awarded fund managers. Richard is a CFA charterholder and holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of New South Wales. Richard previously served as president of the CFA Society and is vice chair of the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing.
Fab is an experienced non-executive director who holds, and has held, numerous board positions across commercial, not-for-profit, academic and industry associations in the housing, education, financial markets and arts sectors. Fab previously enjoyed a 30 year executive career, including 22 years with S&P Global (one of the largest data, information and analytics companies in the world) in the Global Ratings division where in her final role she was the Australian Country Head and Head of Developed Markets Asia-Pacific. In 2015/16, Fab chaired the AAB's Market Building Working Group that oversaw the development and release of the inaugural Impact Investing Australia 2016 Investor Report and the Benchmarking Impact Australian Impact Investment Activity and Performance Reports 2016. Fab was a contributing author through UNSW and CSI on AHURI's research reports The Opportunities, Risks and Possibilities of Social Impact Investing for Housing and Homelessness, 2017 and Inquiry into Social Impact Investment for Housing and Homelessness Outcomes, Final Inquiry Report, 2018. Fab has also worked with a large industry superannuation fund exploring impact investing, and with VicHealth on its Bright Futures initiative to help identify, fund and scale initiatives to maintain young people's resilience in the lengthening transition from education to purposeful work.
Louise is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney, Chair of Energy Consumers Australia, a director of the Australian Risk Policy Institute and Vice-Chair of the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investment. She was previously Chair of Bush Heritage Australia, CEO for the Australian National Preventative Health Agency, a Commissioner of the Productivity Commission, and Deputy Chair of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Louise has also been Chief Executive of CHOICE-Australian Consumers’ Association, served six years on the Prime Minister’s Economic Planning Advisory Council and President of the global body Consumers International. Louise is also the Deputy Chair of Impact Investing Australia’s Innovation and Outcomes Working Group.
Adrian is the Chair of First Australians Capital (established to provide capital to Indigenous social enterprises) and is a Board Member of Social Ventures Australia. He also holds directorships with Children’s Ground, Indigenous Leadership Network Victoria, and the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority. Adrian was the founding Chief Executive Officer of Ganbina, a highly successful Indigenous school-to-work transition program empowering Indigenous communities to achieve true social and economic equality.
David retired from Macquarie Group in August 2013 after 35 years in Investment banking. He was an Executive Director and held the role of Group Treasurer before he retired. Prior to this, David was Global Head Debt Capital Markets. He has extensive experience in advising, arranging and underwriting a range of financial instruments in both Australian and international bank debt and capital markets. David is also currently Chairman of Challenger Retirement Investment Services Limited and The Manjeri School Project, Non-Executive Director of AquaSure, a Board Member for the Centre for Social Impact and the Macquarie Group Foundation and a Member of the Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions Fund Investment Committee, Impact Investing Australia's Capital Growth Working Group and the Palisade Investment Partners Investment Committee.
Sandy is the Managing Director of social impact advisory firm Social Outcomes. Previously, she was Head of Social Innovation for Westpac, connecting financial institutions with impact investment opportunities and building shared value projects, including pioneering Australia’s first social impact bond. Sandy is also the Co-Founder of Impact Investing Australia.
David is the CEO of the Community Council of Australia, as well as a member of the Advisory Board for the Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission. He has made a significant contribution to the mental health and alcohol and drug sectors, working previously as CEO of the Mental Health Council of Australia, CEO of Odyssey House Victoria and CEO of the Alcohol and other Drugs Council of Australia.
Sarah has had a broad career ranging from executive roles in tertiary education to private sector consulting in HR, marketing and strategy. However, in the past decade, her focus has been exclusively in the for purpose sector, in philanthropy and social change. She joined Philanthropy Australia as CEO in 2015, having previously been CEO of the Australian Communities Foundation and The Reach Foundation. Sarah also serves as Director of Kids Under Cover, board member of the Centre for Social Impact and Director of the Family Peace Foundation. Sarah is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and of the Williamson Community Leadership Program, a Member and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Victorian JP.
Rob is a Professional Company Director, Management Consultant and Design Thinker. He is currently the NDIS Industry and Market Development Coordinator General for South Australia. His experience and expertise includes over 35 years designing solutions to complex problems for clients in the Public, Private and Not for Profit Sectors in Australia and overseas. His board positions continue to reflect areas where solutions can be designed and created that result in better lives. Rob is the former Managing Partner for Deloitte in South Australia, a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, also being a past National President (2007).
Sally has extensive experience in finance, funds management and strategy, and has spent many years working in and understanding Asia Pacific markets. Sally first joined Impact Investing Australia in May 2015 to manage the strategic development and implementation of a new financial institution to scale impact investing in Australia, Impact Capital Australia. Sally has held senior roles with Accenture, Legg Mason Asset Management and SBC Warburg [now UBS]. Sally is a non-executive director of Indigenous Business Australia Asset Management, Oxfam Australia, Millennium Service Group (ASX: MIL) and two National Australia Bank securitisation companies. She is currently a member of: the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment’s (GSG) Working Group on impact investing wholesalers; the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing and the QBE Classification of Social Impact Committee. Sally is a Certified Practising Accountant and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Peter is a Partner at A.T. Kearney, as well as APAC Head for Strategy, Marketing and Sales. Peter has over 25 years of management consulting experience, specializing in corporate strategy and operations transformation. He has consulted with clients in Australia, New Zealand, Germany and Asia, primarily in the Financial Services, Communications, Media and Utilities sectors. Peter is a former Unit Leader for Australia and New Zealand and a former Member of the Global Board of Directors.
Peter Murphy has deep level experience in not-for-profits, education, aged care and superannuation. With a blend of strategic insight and financial awareness, Peter has a strong track record of transforming organisations through aligning their resources with their purpose.
From 2008 to early 2017, Peter was CEO of Christian Super. In that time, the Fund increased net membership by 65% and raised the active ratio of members to over 80%. Peter currently holds directorship roles in a range of organisations in the finance and not-for-profit sectors, including aged care and is presently the Chair RIAA’s Impact Investing Forum. He is a fellow of CPA Australia, a fellow of the Australian Superannuation Funds Association and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Peter holds a Masters of Commerce from the University of Sydney, in addition to a Masters of Arts from the Australian College of Theology.
Christopher is a Partner at EY. Christopher leads the Outcomes Measurement practices within the Climate Change and Sustainability practice. He has a particular focus on Social Finance, Impact Investment and Philanthropy. Prior to taking up this role he was a Partner at Evans & Partners, GoldmanSachsJBWere and JBWere where he worked in Private Wealth, Institutional Equities, and Research Sales positions in Australia and New York. He also held senior strategy and management roles in these markets. In 2001 he established the JBWere Philanthropy Series business.
His external involvements have included being the Council Member of Philanthropy Australia (2005 – 2013), Founding Chair of the JBWere Charitable Endowment Fund, Founding Board Member of Giving West, Founder and Chairman of ShareGift Australia, Founding Chair of StreetSmart Australia, President of the Camberwell Grammar Foundation, member of the Centre for Social Impact Advisory Council and Chair of the MLC Community Foundation Advisory Committee.
In 2017 Christopher was made a member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the not for Profit Sector, particularly through advisory roles on philanthropy strategic planning, and to the community.
Rosemary has earned a reputation as a go to leader shaping ambitious change agendas and breakthroughs in how problems affecting society are understood and tackled. For nearly two decades she has been at the forefront of driving new social and economic models and investment that take us closer to a world that is more sustainable, equitable, just and prosperous.
As Executive Director of Impact Strategist, Rosemary works with a unique network of like-minded global leaders. She is a Trustee of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment which brings together leaders from finance, business, community and philanthropy across 23 counties and chairs the Board Committee on National Advisory Boards and governance. She is a Senior Advisor to United Nation Development Programme’s SDG Impact and has been an expert reviewer for impact initiatives of the OECD and World Economic Forum.
Rosemary was founding Chair of the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing (2013-2019) and is Founding Chair of Impact Investing Australia and Impact Capital Australia. Her pioneering leadership has seen her recognised as one of the AFR/Westpac 100 Women of Influence for contributions to innovation (2015), finalist for Women in Finance Thought Leader of the Year (2017) and seen Impact Investing Australia named Impact Investing Asia Pacific Market Builder of the Year (2018).
Carolyn has more than 30 years’ experience in the finance sector. She is currently a non-executive Director of BHP Billiton and Stockland Corporation, and was previously a Director of Westpac Banking Corporation and BT Investment Management. Carolyn was recently a panel member for the Financial System Inquiry, and is a Trustee of the Westpac Foundation.
Carol is an accomplished business and philanthropic leader, and an esteemed commentator on gender equality, women’s leadership and social enterprise. She is a Director of the Reserve Bank of Australia, a Non-Executive Director of Stockland and the founding Chair of Our Community and Women’s Leadership Institute Australia . Together with her husband, she established the Trawalla Foundation, an impact investing pioneer that, in addition to its grants, makes investments in social enterprises, not for profit organisations and programs demonstrating innovation and promoting women into leadership positions. Carol is also an Ambassador for the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing.
Peter is Chancellor and Chair of the Board of Trustees of Western Sydney University. He serves on a number of private sector, government and not-for-profit boards, including as a Non-executive Director of AMP Ltd., Corrs Chambers Westgarth and Chairman of Opal Aged Care. Previously, Peter served as Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Chief Executive Officer of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, Public Service Commissioner, Secretary of the Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business, and Secretary of the Department of Education, Science and Training. He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 1996, awarded a Centenary Medal in 2003 and made a Companion of the Order of Australia in 2007, each being for public service.