September 03rd, 2014
Queensland entrepreneur and corporate philanthropist Allan English tonight received the 2014 Philanthropy Leader of the Year award, while dynamic newcomer Michael Gonski, a partner at Herbert Smith Freehills law firm, was honoured with the award for Emerging Philanthropy Leader. The selection panel for the awards, chaired by Tim Fairfax, Philanthropy Australia Council member and Chairman of the Tim Fairfax Family Foundation, recognised the award-winners for their standout achievements in building giving in Australia over the past 12 months.
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In conversation with Nicole Richards at the Philanthropy Meets Parliament Summit, Daniel Lee shared his insights on topics including the role of philanthropy as a driver of systems change which addresses root causes of social challenges, the relationship between philanthropy and government and what the new political environment in the United States means for philanthropy.