The Social Impact Hub has a team of permanent staff with expertise in various fields of social impact. We also have a panel of experienced consultants that can serve as professional advisers on particular projects, or can be engaged individually or as part of a team. We are delighted to introduce them to you below…
Lisa is a strategy consultant and entrepreneur who has spent the past 6 years supporting non-profit organisations and social enterprises in Australia and Canada to increase their social impact and financial viability, as well leading start up 2IC, pioneering the venture philanthropy model in Canada.
Before that, she worked with corporates in the FMCG, telecommunications, financial services and oil and gas industries to improve their supply chains, operations and customer experience. After working across both worlds she acutely understands the balance between: passion and practicality; profitability and social impact; and, tangible and intangible measures.
Lisa can provide support with organisational strategy, feasibility analyses, impact measurement and operational improvements. Lisa lives in Sydney where she loves nothing more than a swim in the ocean before a busy day.
Marg is a highly skilled consultant and executive coach with a professional background in health and human services and a passion for social justice.
Her consultancy experience spans health, social and environmental issues at community, regional, state and national levels; she has held senior roles in government as well as key strategic roles in the not-for-profit (NFP) and tertiary education sectors. She is an experienced company director, graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and works with many NFP boards.
Specific areas of expertise include mental health, homelessness, housing, domestic violence, chronic disease, sexual health, HIV/AIDS, disability, advocacy and access to justice. Margaret has worked with many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations, people from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds and a diversity of marginalised groups.
Marg has extensive experience in strategic planning and evaluation, organisational capacity building, change management, advocacy and governance strengthening. As an excellent trainer and facilitator she is able to work effectively and sensitively with diverse stakeholder groups.
Alex is passionate about helping organisations find their purpose, develop their leadership and create a thriving culture from within.
He has been the CEO of Australian operations for global event and online company Ziff Davis and ZDNet and a director at the Institute of Human Excellence together with Niran Jiang and Sir John Whitmore. Several NFP’s and public companies have also benefited under his leadership as company director.
He is the co-author of “Master CEO’s” with fund manager Matthew Kidman. He has facilitated strategic planning meetings, off-sites and workshops and his clients include Wilson Asset Management, Eventful Management, Datacom, Breeze Consulting, Financial Planning Association and CPDLive.
Alex provides consulting services to help drive a values driven, high performance culture, including culture health assessments, leadership values analysis and talent acquisition strategies. Alex is also an expert facilitator of workshops, especially those that identify your purpose or “why”, your vision and your set of values.
Ranya is founder of Impact Group International, which is an experienced team of experts focused on strategic communications advice for philanthropists and valuable social impact programs.
Ranya has always been passionate about storytelling and engaging with the community and believes she was able to bring this to life by founding Impact Group International.
Ranya is a communications strategist, with experience in working across media markets and for high profile people, including one of Australia’s leading philanthropists, Andrew Forrest and Australia’s then Foreign Minister and former Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd.
She has travelled the world representing Andrew Forrest at international conferences, the World Economic Forum, the Clinton Global Initiative, UN multilateral forums as well as driving Walk Free Foundation’s media coverage internationally through the global launches of the Global Slavery Index and the Global Freedom Network.
Ranya has specialised in political campaigning, and more recently, media and external affairs outreach for significant philanthropists and valuable social impact programs.
Impact Group International focuses on communication strategies for three core areas: philanthropy, shared value initiatives and innovative social impact programs.
Matt has been involved in the management of non-profits and social enterprises for the past 10 years, most recently as the Coordinator/General Manager of Resource Work Cooperative in Hobart, Tasmania, and the Convener of the Community Recycling Network of Australia.
Matt is interested in a systems-thinking approach to social impact, where project goals are achieved in ways that shift power structures and encourage collaborative leadership. He is an occasional consultant, a board member of Hobart social enterprise startup Hamlet Inc, and an MBA (Social Impact) candidate at UNSW.
Matt can provide support with project management, consensus-building, research, business planning, feasibility analyses, governance, and organisational structure development. A trained and experienced group facilitator, Matt has worked with diverse groups and organisations to build consensus, develop collaborative strategies, articulate theories of change, and turn good ideas into great enterprises.