Sally McCutchan

Executive Director

Sally 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 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 now leads the team at Impact Investing 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.

    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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            We’ve made some changes:

            From 2017, Impact Investing Australia will focus exclusively on the development of two flagship market building initiatives: Impact Capital Australia and the Impact Investment Readiness Growth Grant. In keeping with these changes, this website will only be updated with content relating to these initiatives.

            We have been privileged to support the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing’s strategy to grow the market for impact investing between 2014-2016. The Australian Advisory Board will drive the next wave of strategy for market development in collaboration with the broader impact investment marketplace.