Conference 2012 Update: Keynote Speakers, Gold Sponsor & Registrations

We’re pleased to announce our keynote speakers for the Philanthropy Australia Conference 2012:

Baroness Jill PitkeathleyBaroness Jill Pitkeathley OBE

Baroness Pitkeathley will reflect on ways of improving civil society from the three perspectives from which she has observed and participated in civil society over many years and under several governments in the United Kingdom. These are as a grant seeker at the head of a campaigning charity; as a distributor of money through the Lottery; and as a policy maker though her work in the House of Lords. Read more »

David Gonski ACDavid Gonski AC

David is currently the chairman of four companies - the investment bank Investec, Coca-Cola Amatil, the Australian Securities Exchange and Ingeus. He is also currently heading the federal government inquiry into the future of school funding. David is an Ambassador of the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation, is a leading figure in the arts community, and has been Chair of both the Australia Council and the National Institute of Dramatic Art as well as President of the Board of Trustees of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Read more »

Paul Clitheroe AMPaul Clitheroe AM

Paul Clitheroe is on the Council of Philanthropy Australia, and is a director of ipac securities, which manages more than $16 billion dollars for clients. Paul is a leading media commentator on financial issues and is renowned for his ability to explain complex money issues in plain English. In 2002, Paul and his wife Vicki set up a PPF, The Clitheroe Foundation, which provides support for medical research and the arts. Read more »

Dr Nicholas GruenDr Nicholas Gruen

CEO at Lateral Economics, Nicholas Gruen is an economist with three decades of achievement and experience in the public sector, business and academia. He has published in national and international academic journals on a range of issues from tariff reform to competition policy, intellectual property, innovation in government and macro-economic policy, and has been a regular columnist for the Australian Financial Review and the Courier Mail. Read more »

Commissioner, Australian Charities and Not-for-profit Commission (ACNC)

The ACNC is expected to be established by July 2012 at which time the official Commissioner will be appointed. There is a commitment that the Commissioner will present a keynote at the conference. Read more »

Bruce Bonyhady AMBruce Bonyhady AM

Bruce Bonyhady is President of Philanthropy Australia, and is a Member of the Independent Panel advising the Productivity Commission in its Inquiry into the NDIS. He is also Chairman of Yooralla, Chairman of Acadian Asset Management Australia Limited, and a Member of the UniSuper Investment Committee. In June 2010 Bruce was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for his service to the community. Read more »


Registrations will be opening in late March - make sure you’ve registered your interest to be notified if you’re not a Member.

We’d also like to thank Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation for their generosity and support in becoming a Gold Sponsor for the conference.



Feb. 22, 2012

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