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.
Poppy has a personal interest in environmental and social issues, having completed her studies in Combined Social Sciences with first class Honours. As Executive Officer for Impact Investing Australia, Poppy provides project management, research and communications support alongside coordination and office management responsibilities. Poppy returned to Australia in 2017 after 14 years in the UK, most recently working as Head of Research at Hogarth Davies Lloyd, a leading boutique Executive Search firm in London which specialises in financial services. She also has previous experience working in the disability and social care sectors in Australia and the UK.
Operations Manager, Impact Investment Ready
Ned Efe 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. At Impact Investing Australia, Ned helps to deliver the Growth Grants for the Impact Investment Ready program, providing operations and administrative support. Ned is currently completing a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Finance and Economics. At university, he is also involved in the Melbourne Microfinance Initiative, a student run organisation that provides pro-bono consulting services for microfinance institutions across the Asia Pacific region.