Rosemary is a global expert in impact strategy, policy, innovation and governance committed to helping people and organisations see how they can contribute to shaping the world we want for the future. She is Executive Director of Impact Strategist which works with leaders around the world to solve complex problems, navigate complexity and create lasting impact at scale.
Rosemary is Founding Chair of the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing and Impact Investing Australia. She is a Trustee of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment representing Australia and shaping global practice, conventions and evidence through an OECD Expert Group and the Impact Management Project.
Over a 30 year+ career, she has published widely and held senior roles as a professional services partner at Allens-Linklaters, in the community and philanthropic sectors and State and Federal Government, including leading the Australian Government’s first social innovation unit 2010-13.
An experienced Chair and Director, Rosemary has a law degree (First Class Honours), the New York Bar, is a graduate of the AICD and an internationally accredited broker of cross-sector partnerships. She was recognised in the AFR/Westpac 100 Women of Influence for contributions to innovation (2015), finalist for Women in Finance Thought Leader of the Year (2017); Impact Investing Australia was recognised as Impact Investing Asia Pacific Market Builder of the Year 2018.
Published works authored and co-authored by Rosemary include:
Scaling Impact: Blueprint for collective action to scale impact investment in and from Australia (2018)
The Impact Principle: widening participation and deepening impact practice at scale (2018)
Benchmarking Impact: The Australian Impact Investment Activity and Performance Report 2016 (2016)
Investing to Save Lives: An impact investment case for prevention of road trauma (2016)
The Role of Governments and Policy in Social Finance (in Social Finance, OUP, 2015);
Blueprint to Market: Impact Capital Australia (2015);
Breaking the Deadlock: A social impact investment lens on reducing the costs of road trauma and unlocking
capital for road safety (2015);
The work of the Social Impact Investment Taskforce: Why it Matters and What Comes Next (2014);
Delivering on Impact: the Australian Advisory Board Strategy for Catalysing Impact Investment (2014);
IMPACT-Australia: investment for social and economic benefit (2013);
Inviting Investment in Social Enterprise (2007);
Contributions on property and patent law for Laws of Australia (1998).