Daniel Madhavan


Daniel Madhavan is Chief Executive Officer of Impact Investing Australia, a position he has held since October 2014. He is also Executive Chairman of the Impact Investment Readiness Fund and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Impact Entrepreneurship Program, Compass. He also holds non-Executive Director roles with Impact Capital Australia, Sanfilippo Children’s Foundation and Y Generation Against Poverty (YGAP). Prior to joining Impact Investing Australia, Daniel spent 12 years in various roles at JB Were, including Chief Operating Officer and Acting CEO. Daniel is interested in how capital can help individuals and organisations translate energy into positive outcomes in the social enterprise sector.

    Carly Hammond

    Carly Hammond

    Director of Communications & Engagement

    Carly is a communications leader focused on engaging people for social change. She has 20 years experience designing award-winning campaigns and partnerships spanning the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. From her early work with travel publisher Lonely Planet to managing advocacy and media for Oxfam in Australia and East Africa, Carly has been a passionate advocate for the role of business in contributing to a more equitable and sustainable world. At Oxfam Australia, she designed campaigns for fairer international trade rules, boosting consumer demand for fair trade products, and advocating for Australian mining companies operating abroad to adhere to global human rights standards. At the Australian Conservation Foundation Carly led communications and partnership development to promote the transition to an economy focused on delivering wellbeing within a healthy environment. She is inspired by the potential of impact investing to unlock resources and boost the capacity of people and organisations delivering positive change. In addition to her work with Impact Investing Australia, Carly is Company Secretary for B Lab Australia & New Zealand.

      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.

        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.

          Gayertree Subramaniam

          Content Producer

          Gayertree is passionate about mobilizing social change through digital communications. Bringing ideas to life, building communities and finding innovative solutions through simple language and impactful strategy is her forte. She has a broad range of communications and marketing experience based in Australia and Spain. At IIA, her work is constantly inspired by the potential held by storytelling and strategic online engagement with the Australian impact investing ecosystem. She graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism from Monash University.

            Karen Palenzuela

            Office Manager

            Karen brings to Impact Investing Australia her experience working in a diverse range of roles and industries. She has held coordination positions in the public service including the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, she has managed a sales team for an adventure travel company, and she was sub-editor for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s ground-breaking disability website, Ramp Up. Through working with IIA she enjoys contributing to ambitious yet achievable social impact solutions.


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