Speakers


Day 1


Arun Abey
Walsh Bay Partners

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Esther Abram
Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network (AEGN)

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Joy Anderson (USA)
Criterion Institute 

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Lauren Bradford (USA)
Foundation Center

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Catherine Brown
Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation

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John Bush
Paul Ramsay Foundation

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Ben Clark
Australian Executor Trustees

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Craig Connelly
The Ian Potter Foundation

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Dr Phil Connors
Deakin University / Centre for Humanitarian Leadership

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Sarah Davies
Philanthropy Australia

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Geoff Day OAM
Day Family Foundation

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Matthew Deeble

Social Ventures Australia

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Lucy Doyle
NAB Foundation

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Kerry Gardner AM
Sidney Myer Fund and Global Fund for Women

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Alexandra Dimos
Nunn Dimos Foundation

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Amity Durham
Strategy and Planning, Department of Health and Human Services, Victoria

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Alexandra Gartmann
Rural Bank and Helen Macpherson Smith Trust

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Lisa George
Macquarie Group Foundation

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David Gonski AC
ANZ

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Catherine Harris
Sacred Heart Mission

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Jeremy Heimans
Purpose

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Brooke Horne
Equality Campaign

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Tanya Jackson-Vaughan
Refugee Advice and Casework Services

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Ann Johnson
W & A Johnson Family Foundation and Philanthropy Australia Council 

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The Hon Jeffrey Kennett AC 
Equity Trustees

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Larry Kramer (USA)
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

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Marcus Lux (Germany)
Robert Bosch Foundation

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Steve McDonald
Save the Children / Centre for Humanitarian Leadership

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John McLeod
JBWere and Philanthropy Australia Council

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Vanessa Meachen
Deakin University

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Robyn Mildon PhD
The Centre for Evidence and Implementation

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Amanda Miller
Impact Generation Partners and Philanthropy Australia Council

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Carmel Molloy
NonProfit Alliance

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Prof Kristy Muir
Centre for Social Impact, UNSW

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Emily Myer
The Myer Foundation

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Kylie Porter
Global Compact Network Australia (GCNA)

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Seri Renkin
Ten20 Foundation

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Mary Jane Real (Asia-Pacific)
Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights Asia and Pacific

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Dr Kate Ringvall
IKEA Australia

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Paul Ronalds
Save the Children Australia

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Gemma Salteri
CAGES Foundation

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Maree Sidey
Australian Communities Foundation

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John Spierings
Reichstein Foundation 

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Steve Spurr
Edelman

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Nicola Stokes
Sydney Children's Hospital

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Mia Sturrock
Social Impact Hub

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Lenore Taylor
The Guardian

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David Tennant
FamilyCare Shepparton

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Stacey Thomas
Fay Fuller Foundation

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Professor John Thwaites

National Sustainable Development Council

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Leonard Vary
The Myer Foundation & Sidney Myer Fund

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Danielle Walker Palmour (UK)
Friends Provident Foundation

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Dr Ramon Wenzel
Centre for Social Impact, UWA

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Sarah Wickham
Philanthropy Australia

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Sue Wicks (UK)
Comic Relief

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Uncle Stan Yarramunua
 

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Day 2


Sylvia Admans
Inner North Community Foundation

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Peter Aldenhoven

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Kirsty Allen
The Myer Foundation

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Doug Balfour (UK)
Geneva Global

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Sean Barrett
Origin Foundation

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Eric Beecher
Crikey

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Fred Blackwell (USA)
The San Francisco Foundation

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Lauren Bradford (USA)
Foundation Center

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Michelle Cheah
Inner North Community Foundation and xPand Foundation

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Jackie Currie
Southern Peninsula Community Support and Information Centre

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Este Darin-Cooper
Darin-Cooper Foundation

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Ian Darling AO
The Caledonia Foundation

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Sarah Davies
Philanthropy Australia

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Emma Dawson
Per Capita

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Quentin Demster AM
Walkley Foundation 

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Belinda Duarte

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Teya Dusseldorp
Dusseldorp Forum

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Allan English
English Family Foundation and Philanthropy Australia Council

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Audette Exel AO
Adara Group

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Stephanie Exton
Mornington Peninsula Foundation (MPF)

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Alistair Ferguson
Maranguka Justice Reinvestment Hub  

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Tim Goodwin 
Victorian Bar 

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Carolina Gottardo
Jesuit Refugee Service

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Sarah Hardy
The R E Ross Trust

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Lyn Harrison
St Francis Social Services

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Grant Hooper
Equity Trustees

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Anita Hopkins
The Jack Brockhoff Foundation

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Jane Hunt
The Front Project

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Tanya Jackson-Vaughan
Refugee Advice and Casework Services

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Sandra Jacobs
Bennelong Foundation

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Ruth Johnstone
Wendy Brooks & Partners

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Rachel Kerry
CAGES Foundation

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Jocelyn King
First Australians Capital

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Larry Kramer (USA)
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

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Dr Andrew Lu OAM

National Gallery of Australia Foundation

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Karen Mahlab AM
Pro Bono Australia

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June McLoughlin
Our Place

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Jo-anne McMahon
Out of Home Funders Network

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Jon Myer
Social Ventures Australia

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Tony Paine
CEO, Philanthropy New Zealand

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Garrett Parker
Pollinate

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Howard Parry Husbands

Pollinate

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Nicole Richards
Philanthropy Australia

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Ben Rodgers
Inner North Community Foundation

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Jessica Roth
Social Impact Hub

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Frances Rush
Asylum Seekers Centre

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Gemma Salteri
CAGES Foundation

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Alan Schwartz AM
Philanthropy Australia

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Natasha Scully
Australian Social Investment Trust

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Krystian Seibert
Philanthropy Australia

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Jo Taylor
Paul Ramsay Foundation

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Lenore Taylor
The Guardian

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Deb Tsorbaris
Centre for Excellence in Child and Family Welfare.

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Leonard Vary
The Myer Foundation & Sidney Myer Fund

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Danielle Walker Palmour (UK)
Friends Provident Foundation

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Andrea Watkins
The NSW Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (NAPSA)

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Jenny Wheatley
Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation

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Alexandra White
Gandel Philanthropy

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Prof Peter Whiteford

Australian National University (ANU)

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Ebeny Wood
Beacon Foundation

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The 2017 Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit brought funders, nonprofits and policy makers together for two days of inspiring keynotes, case studies and challenging conversations about philanthropy’s role in advocating for change.

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