CEO and Executive Director
Sally 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 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 and Social Enterprise Development
Sabina is highly experienced in public policy and social innovation with more than 18 years’ experience in international institutions, Australian government, politics, civil society and with the private sector. Sabina has extensive experience in international development including in impact and evaluation, policy development and government relations. For more than 3 years, Sabina has been working to leverage the potential of impact investing as a tool for social change. Sabina holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA), a Graduate Diploma of Computer Studies, and a Bachelor of Science (Optoelectronics).
Sharon 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.
Operations Manager and Social Enterprise Analyst Impact Investment Ready
Helena is a Graduate from the Australian Catholic University holding a double degree in Arts (Business, Sociology and Politics) and Global Studies. She has experience in both not-for-profit and private sectors domestically and internationally. She is currently studying towards her Masters in Public Policy (Organisational Leadership) at Monash University and Certificate 3 in AUSLAN at Expressions Australia. Helena’s previous experience has led her to support organisations working within areas of consultancy, female financial empowerment, gender based violence, refugee family services and affordable housing. This lead to a passion for social impact and impact investing.
Operations Manager and Social Enterprise Analyst
Ned recently graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance and Economics). At university, he was involved in the Melbourne Microfinance Initiative, a student-led organisation providing pro-bono consulting services to microfinance institutions in the Asia Pacific. He previously worked as an analyst with Goldman Sachs in their Natural Resources investment banking team, gaining experience working across infrastructure, agriculture and energy transactions. Ned is inspired by the potential good that impact investing can do in this world, and is passionate about empowering individuals, businesses and communities to reach their full potential.