Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing

The Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing provides leadership and strategy for accelerating the growth of the impact investment market in Australia, as well as informing global market development through the Global Social Impact Investment Steering Group (formerly the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established by the G8).

Established in 2014, the Board comprises a number of Australia’s most experienced leaders spanning the finance, business, not for profit, philanthropic and community sectors; each committed to growing the opportunities for investments that deliver measurable social and environmental outcomes alongside financial returns.

The Board has developed a strategy for accelerating the growth of the impact investment market in Australia. Impact Investing Australia is driving its implementation.

Board Members and Ambassadors:

Rosemary Addis (Chair)

Adrian Appo OAM

David Bennett

Sandy Blackburn-Wright

Richard Brandweiner

David Crosbie

Sarah Davies

Rob DiMonte

Steve Lambert

Fabienne Michaux

Peter Munro

Louise Sylvan

Christopher Thorn AM

Simon Warner

Carolyn Hewson AO

Carol Schwartz AM

Peter Shergold AC

Impact Investing Australia

First Australians Capital

Social Enterprise Finance Australia

Social Outcomes

LeapFrog Investments

Community Council of Australia

Philanthropy Australia

Chartered Accountants Benevolent Foundation Ltd and GP Partners Australia

National Australia Bank

Standard & Poor’s

A.T. Kearney

University of Sydney

Ernst & Young

AMP Capital

Non-Executive Director (Ambassador)

Trawalla Foundation (Ambassador)

Western Sydney University (Ambassador)


The Australian Advisory Board is grateful to former Advisory Board members Stephen Dunne, Stephen Fitzgerald, Michael Traill, Paul Peters, Andrew Tyndale and Belinda Drew for their contributions to the Board and the Australian strategy.

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