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 has held senior roles with Accenture, Legg Mason Asset Management and SBC Warburg [now UBS]. Sally is a non-executive director of Indigenous Business Australia Asset Management, Oxfam Australia, Millennium Service Group (ASX: MIL) and two National Australia Bank securitisation companies. She is currently a member of: the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment’s (GSG) Working Group on impact investing wholesalers; the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing and the QBE Classification of Social Impact Committee. Sally is a Certified Practising Accountant and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Director of Policy, Stakeholder Engagement and Social Enterprise Development
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 effecting 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.
Sharon Russell is the Executive Officer of Impact Investing Australia. She has over 30 years experience in the Australian financial markets and had held management positions with Bell Potter Securities, Merrill Lynch Australia, ACS Securities and the National Stock Exchange. After leaving the financial markets, Sharon ran her own small business for several years then moved into the 'for purpose' sector, where she has worked for the past 5 years. Sharon has made a significant voluntary contribution to her local community and is passionate about sport.