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Krystian Seibert

Policy Adviser

Krystian Seibert is a researcher, educator and advocate focused on public policy, philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector.

His part-time role with Philanthropy Australia supports our advocacy and thought leadership work, and follows more than 4 years working for Philanthropy Australia as its full-time Advocacy & Insight Manager.

Krystian is an Industry Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University of Technology, which is a multi-disciplinary research centre focused on promoting positive social change through improving the systemic and organisational conditions that shape communities.

He teaches units in the Graduate Certificate and Master of Social Impact programs offered by the university and is an active researcher and participant in public policy debates in relation to philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector.

Previously, Krystian was an adviser to a former Australian Assistant Treasurer. In this role he was responsible for the delivery of major not-for-profit sector reforms including the establishment of Australia’s first independent charities regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), and the passage of Australia’s first comprehensive statutory definition of charity, the Charities Act 2013.

He is a Board Member of Mental Health First Aid Australia, and is a frequent media commentator on matters relating to public policy, philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector, and is regularly asked to provide expert commentary on philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector in Australia and beyond for print, radio and TV.

Krystian has completed a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science focusing on regulatory policy, and a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) from Deakin University. He is currently undertaking a PhD at Swinburne University of Technology focusing on the regulation of structured philanthropy.

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