Sally McCutchan

CEO and Executive Director

Sally is the Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of Impact Investing Australia. She 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 is also a non-executive director of Indigenous Business Australia Asset Management and two National Australia Bank securitisation companies. She is a member of Oxfam’s Finance, Risk and Audit Committee, the AHURI inquiry panel on social impact investment for housing and homelessness outcomes, and the QBE Social impact classification committee. Sally’s previous roles include: APAC Lead at Accenture Client Value Labs, Director and fund manager at Legg Mason Asset Management and Senior Industrial Analyst at UBS Securities.

    Sabina Curatolo

    Director of Government Relations and Policy

    Sabina is a public policy professional with more than 15 years of experience working with government and providing strategic advice to organisations. She previously led Oxfam’s engagement with Australian governments including influencing policy decisions in foreign affairs, international development and the establishment of the Australian C20 during Australia’s presidency of the G20. Sabina is committed to affecting change through evidence-informed public policy and is excited about the possibilities presented by impact investing in Australia and globally. Sabina holds a Bachelor of Science and is studying for a Master of Public Administration at the University of Melbourne School of Government.

      Karen Palenzuela

      Executive Assistant and Office Manager

      Karen brings to Impact Investing Australia a diverse range of skills from a wide-ranging professional background that includes roles with the Department of Immigration and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, managing a sales team for an adventure travel company, and working as sub-editor for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s ground-breaking disability website, Ramp Up. Karen is happy to have found Impact Investing Australia, an organisation with a mission that aligns with her own commitment to social justice.

        Jennifer Ziegner

        Program and Business Development Manager, Impact Investment Ready

        Jen’s vision is for an Australia - and a world - in which every business creates a positive societal impact. As Program and Business Development Manager for Impact Investment Ready, she drives the ecosystem development for more direct investment in mission-driven organisations.
        Prior to joining Impact Investing Australia, Jen has worked with several organisations across the impact investing and social enterprise sector, including as Program Manager for the Impact Investment Summit 2016, and has been involved in community development to support impact businesses in Europe, New Zealand and Australia. She believes in ecosystem over ego, getting-things-done over 'collaboration talk', and falling in love with problems rather than solutions. What you can always have a chat with her about (if it is not about investment readiness): plant-based living and fitness, biohacking, and exponential wisdom.

          Jason Hu

          Operations Manager, Impact Investment Ready

          Jason Hu is interested in the potential for impact investing to harness the private sector to address societal and environmental problems, creating positive change for business, communities and the environment. Jason is currently studying a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne and is contracted to provide operations and administrative support for Impact Investment Ready. He also volunteers at the Melbourne Microfinance Initiative.

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