Chair, Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing
Rosemary is a global leader and strategist in social innovation and investment. As Executive Director of Impact Strategist, she works with business, governments, foundations and strategists globally to find solutions to complex social issues and develop new value creation opportunities. Rosemary established and chairs Impact Investing Australia and the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing. In 2015 she was recognised for her contributions to innovation as one of the AFR/Westpac 100 Women of Influence.
Rosemary represents Australia on the Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group (previously the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce), is a member of the OECD Expert Group on Impact Investment, Bridges Impact + Global Advisory Council and the NSW Government Social Investment Expert Advisory Group.
Rosemary holds a Law Degree with First Class Honours and is admitted to the New York Bar. She is an internationally accredited broker of cross sector partnerships and an experienced Company Director. Prior to launching Impact Strategist, she was a partner of law firm Allens-Linklaters and is widely recognised as one of the world’s leading lawyers by Chambers Global. She established her first business offering shared value advisory in 2003 and has held senior executive roles with the Smith Family and the Victorian Premier’s Department. She has also established and led the Australian Government’s first social innovation unit. Rosemary is published widely on social innovation and impact investment.
Sally has extensive experience in finance, funds management and strategy, and has spent many years working in and understanding Asia Pacific markets. Her experiences in both the domestic and Asian contexts have compelled Sally to be more actively involved in trying to affect better social outcomes. Sally 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 is also a non-executive director of Indigenous Business Australia Asset Management, and two National Australia Bank securitisation companies. She is also a member of the AHURI inquiry panel into social impact investment for housing and homelessness outcomes and a member of the QBE Social impact classification committee. Prior to her return to Australia in 2015, Sally worked for Accenture Strategy in Singapore in an APAC regional role managing a team identifying key strategic sources of value for Accenture’s clients across a number of sectors including healthcare, financial services, and telecommunications. Sally’s previous roles include Director and fund manager at Legg Mason Asset Management and Senior Industrial Analyst at UBS Securities.
Christopher Thorn AM
Christopher Thorn AM is a Partner at EY working in the Climate Change and Sustainability practice, where he leads the Impact Investment and Social Finance practice. Prior to taking up this role he has been 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.
Since establishing the Philanthropic Services division at JBWere in 2002, Christopher has developed a national profile raising awareness of philanthropic issues. More recently he has been recognised as a leader in the emergence of social finance and impact investment markets, advising governments, public and private companies, not for profit organisations, endowment investors, family offices and individuals investors and philanthropists.
Christopher is a Director of Impact Investing Australia, and member of the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing. His external involvements have included being the Council Member of Philanthropy Australia, 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.
Daniel Madhavan is Chief Executive Officer of Impact Investing Australia, a position he has held since October 2014. He is also Executive Chairman of the Impact Investment Readiness Fund and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Impact Entrepreneurship Program, Compass. He also holds non-Executive Director roles with Impact Capital Australia, Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation and Y Generation Against Poverty (YGAP). Prior to joining Impact Investing Australia, Daniel spent 12 years in various roles at JB Were, including Chief Operating Officer and Acting CEO. Daniel is interested in how capital can help individuals and organisations translate energy into positive outcomes in the social enterprise sector.
Lead Partner – Strategy, A.T. Kearney
Peter is a Partner at A.T. Kearney, as well as APAC Head for Strategy, Marketing and Sales, and a Member of the Global Board of Directors Peter has over 25 years of management consulting experience, specialising in corporate strategy and operations transformation. He has consulted to clients in Australia, New Zealand, Germany and Asia, primarily in the Financial Services, Communications and Media and Utilities sectors.