Our Board

The board brings together business leaders who share a vision that is ambitious and achievable, underpinned by a program of activity to catalyse the impact investing market in and from Australia.

Richard Brandweiner
Chair and Foundation Member

Richard has more than 20 years’ experience in investment management. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Pendal Group (formerly BT Investment Management) in Australia for five years, and a member of the Pendal Group Global Executive Committee.

Before joining Pendal, 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. He is a member of the NSW Government Social Impact Investment Advisory Group, Investment Committee member of the Northern Territory Aboriginal Investment Corporation and Chair of the Rugby League Players Retirement Account.

Dr Catherine Browm OAM

Dr Catherine Brown OAM

Catherine is the Chief Executive Officer of the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, the largest and oldest community foundation in Australia.

Catherine is a lawyer and has completed a PhD related to philanthropic foundations and innovation at Swinburne University. She was a member of the Expert Panel of Australia’s Social Impact Investing Taskforce and has held Victorian Government Board appointments as Chair or Deputy Chair of organisations in health, women’s affairs and cemetery management. Catherine is Chair of the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network (Australia’s peak membership organisation for environment and climate philanthropy). She has qualifications in law, arts and business, and is a Fellow of the AICD and a Member of the Law Institute of Victoria.

Danny Gilbert AM

Danny is co-founder and Managing Partner of Gilbert + Tobin, one of Australia’s leading corporate law firms. He is a Director of the Business Council of Australia and Co-Chair of the Cape York Partnership Group Pty Limited.

Danny has held a number of directorships over the past 30 years, including Non-Executive Director of National Australia Bank Limited, Chair of University of Western Sydney Foundation and Chair of National Museum of Australia. He was also a member of the Expert Panel of the Federal Government’s Social Impact Investing Taskforce. Danny holds degrees of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, from the University of New South Wales and Western Sydney University.

Sally McCutchan

Sally McCutchan OAM
Executive Director

Sally has extensive experience in finance, funds management and strategy particularly in Asia Pacific markets. She has held senior roles with Accenture, JP Morgan, Citigroup and UBS. Sally is a non-executive director of Indigenous Business Australia Asset Management, Oxfam Australia, and a National Australia Bank securitisation company.

Sally was a member of the Expert Panel of Australia’s Social Impact Investing Taskforce and serves on the QBE Committee for Social Impact. She is a CPA and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Amanda Miller OAM

Amanda is the co-founder of Impact Generation Partners, which advises, invests in and supports enterprises that deliver financial as well as social and/or environmental returns. Amanda was also Deputy Chair of the Expert Panel of the Federal Government’s Social Impact Investing Taskforce, and is a committee member of the Impact Investment Forum (an initiative of the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia) and Co-Chair of Philanthropy Australia.

Amanda holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from Monash University and started her career practicing corporate law at Allens.

Peter Munro

Peter works in Corporate Development and Strategy at Team Global Express. Prior to this, he was a Partner at global consulting firm, Kearney, as well as APAC Head for Strategy, Marketing and Sales. Peter has over 25 years of management consulting experience, specialising 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.

Foundation Members

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Rosemary Addis AM
Founding Chair

Rosemary is a globally recognised director and strategist at the forefront of innovation and investment for impact.  She co-founded Impact Investing Australia and served as Executive Chair until 2020.

Rosemary is a go to leader for breakthrough solutions to complex social issues, market transformation and investment vehicles that move capital to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  She is bringing impact to the tables where decisions are made through an international portfolio of board and advisory roles, including: Ambassador, Global Steering Group for Impact Investment; Director, Indigenous Business Australia; Member; and Chair, Advisory Board to the Climate Ready Initiative.

Rosemary has provided expert advice to impact initiatives of the OECD, World Economic Forum and United Nations Development Programme and collaborated with Skoll Centre at Oxford University, Initiative for Responsible Investment at Harvard Kennedy School and Social Finance UK’s international team.

She was made a Member of the Order of Australia (2020), ranked among Australia’s AFR 100 Women of Influence for achievements in innovation (2015) and among top thought leaders in finance (2017).  Her work is the subject of international case studies and she is widely published.

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Christopher Thorn AM

Christopher is an experienced financial services executive with 30 years experience working across private wealth management, institutional equities, philanthropy and social investment in Melbourne, Brisbane and New York.  He established the JBWere Philanthropic Services Business, has been a Partner of Goldman Sachs Australia, and was a Partner within EY’s Climate Change and Sustainability practice and led the firm’s advisory capability in impact investment and social finance.

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.