Executive Director and CEO
Sally has led Impact Investing Australia as Executive Director and CEO since April 2017. She has extensive experience in finance, funds management and strategy, and has spent many years working in and understanding Asia Pacific markets. Her experiences in both the domestic and Asian contexts have compelled Sally to be more actively involved in trying to affect better social outcomes. Sally first joined the team 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 also a member of the AHURI inquiry panel into social impact investment for housing and homelessness outcomes and a member of the QBE Social impact classification committee. Prior to her return to Australia in 2015, Sally worked for Accenture Strategy in Singapore in an APAC regional role managing a team identifying key strategic sources of value for Accenture’s clients across a number of sectors including healthcare, financial services, and telecommunications. Sally’s previous roles include Director and fund manager at Legg Mason Asset Management and Senior Industrial Analyst at UBS Securities.
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.
Program and Business Development Manager, Impact Investment Ready
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.
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 doing volunteer work on Impact Investment Ready. He also volunteers at the Melbourne Microfinance Initiative.