We are a multi-cultural group, with a variety of backgrounds and specialisations across law, investment banking, human rights activism and psychology. The force that unites the team is our belief in the power to help effect positive social and environmental change through our work.
"The continued growth of inequality is unsustainable, for the sake of the planet and humanity, we need to support large scale change."LINKED IN
Stephen is deeply committed to human rights and social justice. He was a managing partner with PwC, and has held CEO and director roles in corporate and professional services firms. Stephen has built a distinguished career leading, advising and consulting globally. He is a member of the Amnesty International 2020 Council and past Chairman of the Desmond Tutu backed Arch Institute for international programs in governance and social policy.
Because just good enough will never change the world
Investment Committee Chair
Julian is a Founding partner of Australian Private Equity Fund Ironbridge Capital, the past Chairman of Human Rights Watch, past chair of the Major Performing Arts Board of the Australia Council and was the Chairman of the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. He has over 35 years of private equity and investment banking experience. He has a deep and endearing commitment to human rights and social justice. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2016.
Our focus is on projects that offer the potential for meaningful social benefit, combined with a passionate commitment to securing appropriate returns for our investors.
Audit and Risk Committee Chair
Peter is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Company secretary with a Company directors Diploma. He is an accredited business valuation specialist and draws on his experience in a diverse range of private and public companies. He has been in senior financial management positions for organisations more than twenty-five years. These roles have often been in International Development Assistance and not for profit human rights groups.
Impact and Profit can co-exist. Do Good. Do Great
Chief Scientific Officer
After studying biochemistry at Deakin University, Dean completed an Honours Degree in Biotechnology at the world-renowned Australian Animal Health Laboratory. A former student of Prof Linfa Wang in the field of molecular virology, Dean was then trained in protein biochemistry and cell biology at the Kolling Institute. He has since gained extensive scientific and clinical experience across the pharmaceutical industry, medical communication, and scientific consulting – from reversing metabolic syndrome to advancing regenerative medicine – both in Australia and internationally. In addition to this, Dean has been actively involved in transformational performance coaching and has been a leading trainer across the ANZ region for over 15 years.
Advisory Board Member
Giles has over 25 years’ experience of building and developing businesses for global financial services enterprises. He has a unique blend of leadership and business skills gained in the corporate environment combined with financial and governance skills gained in the Not for Profit sector including his work as a board member and long-term supporter of Amnesty International. Giles has formal academic qualifications from Melbourne University, Monash University, Financial Services Institute of Australia and Oxford University.
There is a growing chorus of prominent voices calling for business to play a proactive role in addressing social and environmental challenges at scale.
Advisory Board Member
Danny is passionate about investment markets and draws his experience within capital markets, specifically focusing on strategic portfolio construction. Danny has a true passion for Impact Investment and believes that there is an opportunity to establish Impact Investments as a stand out asset class within investor’s portfolios. His formal qualifications are in International Business and Economics.
We have an opportunity to build truly impactful, world changing initiatives
Advisory Board Member
Claire has been National Director of Amnesty International in Australia since 2007 and has over 30 years of experience in rights-based work and human rights advocacy. Claire is a member of Amnesty’s Global Management Team and is a recognised leader in the community, shining a light on injustice and human rights abuses across the globe. Claire is also an active member of Chief Executive Women, founded in 1985 and represents 500 of Australia’s most senior and distinguished women leaders.
When human rights are denied, we won't be silent. We'll continue to campaign relentlessly and give a voice to those who've had theirs taken away.
Lutful has held Finance Director and CFO roles in major International Development Assistance organisations. Over the last 18 years, he has led the finance function of major projects in developing countries. Lutful holds undergraduate and Masters qualifications in Accounting. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant in Bangladesh and a CPA in Australia and is the Country Manager for Bangladesh.
Socially & environmentally responsible commercial ventures are the only way a business can remain relevant