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MEET THE PEOPLE CHANGING OUR ECONOMY
Ellen ELLEN DORSEY, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WALLACE GLOBAL FUND, USA
Ellen has served as Executive Director of the Wallace Global Fund since 2008. The foundation focuses on environmental protection, the advancement of democracy and human rights, and corporate accountability. She orchestrated the foundation’s shift to mission-related investing, contributing to a new wave of socially responsible investing in an era of climate change. Ellen also launched Divest Invest Philanthropy, a global network of 130 foundations using their investments, as well as their grants, to address climate change.
Tim Buckley SQUARE TIM BUCKLEY, DIRECTOR OF ENERGY FINANCE STUDIES, IEEFA
Tim has 25 years of financial markets experience, specialising in equity valuation, including as a top-rated analyst and as co-founder and Managing Director of Arkx Investment Management. His role at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) focuses on research and analyses on the financial and economic issues related to energy and the environment. The Institute’s mission is to accelerate the transition to a diverse, sustainable and profitable energy economy.
Kylie Charlton png KYLIE CHARLTON, CIO, AUSTRALIAN IMPACT INVESTMENTS
Kylie joined Australian Impact Investments in 2014 and has worked in Australia and internationally at the intersection of mainstream capital markets, impact investment and philanthropy for more than a decade. Kylie is a Venture Partner on the Giant Leap Fund, co-founder of Unitus Capital, member of the investment committee for the DFAT-supported Investing in Women initiative of Patamar Capital, Co-Deputy Chair for RIAA’s Impact Investing Forum and sessional lecturer for impact investment at the University of NSW.
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PETER COSIER, DIRECTOR, WENTWORTH GROUP OF CONCERNED SCIENTISTS
Peter Cosier is a founding member of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists and has a broad background in science and public policy. He spent six years as a Policy Advisor to the Australian Environment Minister, Senator Robert Hill AC, where he was responsible for overseeing the government’s natural resource management, water reform, biodiversity conservation and international greenhouse policies. He helped establish one of Australia’s first landcare groups, and is on the board of the Tasmanian Land Conservancy.
Jac Courtney JACQUI COURTNEY, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER, SEFA
Jacqui joined SEFA in 2016 and prior to this has worked as an equities analyst and Head of Sustainability at Natural Capital Funds Management, as a consultant to the impact investment community including the Social Impact Hub and is on the board of The Impact Club. She was a founding board member of the Responsible Investment Association Australasia (RIAA) and has worked in different sectors in a marketing and management capacity including the Sustainable Energy Development Authority.
Richard Denniss SQUARE DR RICHARD DENNISS, CHIEF ECONOMIST, THE AUSTRALIA INSTITUTE
Richard is Chief Economist and former Executive Director of The Australia Institute. He was an Associate Professor at the Crawford School of Economics and Government at ANU where he continues to hold an adjunct appointment. Richard has also worked as Strategy Adviser to the Leader of the Australian Greens, Senator Bob Brown and Chief of Staff to the Leader of the Australian Democrats, Senator Natasha Stott Despoja. His most recent book is Curing Affluenza, a follow up to Affluenza that he co-authored with Dr Clive Hamilton.
H.Ebeling HANNA EBELING, HEAD OF PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT, SEFA
Hanna has a passion for partnering with foundations and using blended capital solutions to leverage impact. Prior to coming to Australia, Hanna ran an early-stage accelerator program for social enterprises on behalf of LGT Impact Ventures and participated in a business plan for affordable bamboo housing with the United Nations and Hilti Foundation in the Philippines. Before moving into impact investing, Hanna worked at HSBC for the chief investment officer of Group Private Banking.
Gilmore png RICH GILMORE, COUNTRY DIRECTOR, THE NATURE CONSERVANCY
Rich has led The Nature Conservancy in Australia since 2014 and played a key role in developing the Murray-Darling Balanced Water Fund which provides returns for the environment, agriculture and investors. Prior to joining TNC, he was the CEO of the Balibó House Trust working on sustainable economic development in Timor-Leste and CEO of Earthwatch Australia. Rich has also worked as a derivatives trader and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Katerina Kimmorley KATERINA KIMMORLEY, ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, INNOVATION FUND, CEFC
At the CEFC Katerina is a clean-tech start up expert and venture capital specialist across renewable energy, distributed energy, energy efficiency, and ‘the internet of things’ and has led 70% of the direct equity investments for CEFC in Australia in 2017. She was the founding Director of Pollinate Energy, a multiple awarding winning social enterprise, now the largest provider of solar to Indian slums. She was recognised by The Financial Review as one of Australia’s 100 Women of Influence.
 David Knowles png DAVID KNOWLES, HEAD OF PHILANTHROPY AND SOCIAL CAPITAL, KODA CAPITAL
At Koda Capital, David provides strategic advice to charitable, NFP and philanthropic investors and has also established his own family PAF. Prior to founding Koda Capital, David worked at Coutts and Merrill Lynch UK and held senior leadership positions at Perpetual and JBWere, where he was Managing Director and Head of Philanthropic Services. David is a member of the Centre for Social Impact’s advisory council, Impact Investing Australia’s market building working group, Raise Foundation’s advisory council and director of the charity, BoardConnect.
Vanessa Lesnie colour png VANESSA LESNIE, PRINCIPAL CONSULTANT, SOCIAL OUTCOMES
Prior to joining Social Outcomes, Vanessa was a founding director of Impact Investing Australia. She has worked both in Australia and internationally to tackle complex social issues across the community, government and corporate sectors. Her current work involves the development of three Australian social impact bonds and one in Papua New Guinea; numerous social enterprise design, capacity-building and technical assistance projects; and developing shared value partnerships, impact measurement frameworks and impact investing strategies.
Bruce Lourie png BRUCE LOURIE, PRESIDENT, IVEY FOUNDATION, USA (LIVE VIDEO LINK)
In recent years, the Ivey Foundation has shifted its focus toward the transition of Canada’s economy to a low carbon future, and is working with a group of similarly focused foundations to fulfill this vision. He is a founder of the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network, the Sustainability Network, the Enerquality Corporation, the market transformation consultancy, Summerhill, and was the founding President of the Clean Air Foundation. He is also co-author of the bestselling book, Slow Death by Rubber Duck.
R.Madew ROMILLY MADEW, CEO, GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL
Romilly has led the Green Building Council of Australia since 2006. She sits on the federal government’s Cities Reference Group, is Deputy President of the Australian Sustainable Built Environment Council and Board and a member of the Sydney Olympic Park Authority board. As board member of the World Green Building Council, Romilly drove the global efforts of over 75 green building councils and has also sat on the federal government Emissions Reduction Fund, National Sustainability Council and National Urban Policy Forum.
 Dan Madhavan IIG headshot png DAN MADHAVAN, CEO, IMPACT INVESTMENT GROUP
Dan joined IIG in 2017 after serving as the founding CEO of Impact Investing Australia, an independent non-profit organisation dedicated to growing and developing impact investing as a field and ecosystem. Previously, he spent 12 years at JB Were and Goldman Sachs JB Were, where he served as Acting CEO, Chief Operating Officer and Head of NSW. Dan is chair of YGAP, a non-profit organization supporting impact entrepreneurs in developing countries, and director of Sanfilippo Childrens Foundation.
 Clare Marshall bio pic png CLAIRE MARSHALL, PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR, NEW LABS, CREATIVE CLUSTERS, UTS
Claire Marshall has a love for stories, technology and social good. An award winning creative and experienced speaker and facilitator she has presented at conferences both nationally and internationally on the collaborative economy and how disruptive technologies are changing our world. She has created and presented workshops for UTS in Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality and the Future of Journalism and designed (and co-designed) experiences and games for WWF, Google Creative Labs and the New Economy Conference.
 Jess Roth JESSICA ROTH, DIRECTOR, SOCIAL IMPACT HUB
Jessica is the founder and Director of the Social Impact Hub. She is also the Impact Strategist for Blue River Group, an impact investment services firm. She studied social entrepreneurship at Harvard Law School and philanthropy, social enterprise and impact investing at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. Jessica was a solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons in Sydney and is a sessional lecturer at UNSW Law School. She previously opened the Sydney office of Impact Investment Group and served as a member of its investment committee.
 James Schultz his png JAMES SCHULTZ, CEO, GREENCOLLAR
James is the Chief Executive and co-founder of GreenCollar, one of Australia’s largest environmental markets investors and project developers. He has previously worked at the World Bank, the African Union and the United Nations. James has been at the forefront of the development of the Australian carbon market and is currently working on the development of water quality markets in the Great Barrier Reef.  He has been a board member of the Carbon Markets Institute since 2015.