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Dr Catherine Brown OAM

Chief Executive Officer

(LLB, BA, GradDip BusAdmin, FAICD) Catherine is an executive and lawyer who has demonstrated a commitment to social justice and innovation throughout her career. Catherine completed a PhD titled Unlocking the innovation potential of philanthropic foundations through the Centre for Social Impact, Faculty of Business & Law, Swinburne University (2019) and published Great Foundations – a 360 degree guide to building effective and resilient not for profits (ACER Press, 2011).  Catherine has also held NFP and Victorian Government Board roles and is currently Chair of Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network and a Board member of Impact Investing Australia. She was appointed to the Social Impact Investing Taskforce in 2019. Catherine was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia for services to charitable organisations in January 2020.  

Dr Catherine Brown OAM
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