Lisa George

Global Head
Macquarie Group Foundation

Lisa George joined Macquarie Group in 2010 and is the Global Head of the Macquarie Group Foundation.  The Foundation is Macquarie Group’s philanthropic arm and is one of the largest corporate benefactors in Australia.  

Macquarie staff engagement in their local communities is the founding principle of the Foundation. Since inception in 1985, the Foundation has donated more than $520 million to community organisations around the world.  The Foundation also focuses on capacity building within the community sector, impact investing and increasing social and economic mobility.  

Prior to this role she worked for Social Ventures Australia providing strategic support to non-profit organisations. She is currently Co-Chair of Philanthropy Australia, Director at For Purpose Investment Partners, and Chair of the Harvard Club of Australia Ferris Family Non-profit Fellowship, which awards two scholarships annually to Australian non-profit CEOs to study at Harvard Business School.  Lisa holds a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University.  

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