Contributors

Our contributors are leading experts, passionate individuals and organisations on the cutting edge of impact.


Learn more about the people and organisations contributing to the Social Impact Festival by selecting them below. Events associated with contributors can also be accessed.


PhD Candidate, Edith Cowan University

Adam Johnson

Adam has 16 years’ experience in social work and community development, predominantly in the disability and local government sectors. He…

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Barrister, John Toohey Chambers

Adjunct Professor Greg McIntyre SC

Greg McIntyre has been pivotal in Indigenous land rights and the Mabo decision. He commenced working with the Aboriginal Legal…

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Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Western Australia

Adjunct Professor Holly Cullen

Holly Cullen is an international law specialist, focussing on transnational business human rights. She is Adjunct Professor of Law at…

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Artist - Impact Gallery - Small Voices Louder

Alex Desebrock

Alex Desebrock is an Australian independent artist. Her work spans interactive theatre, live art, installations, online and public interventions. Her…

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PhD Candidate, The University of Western Australia

Ali Sahba

Ali is a PhD candidate at the UWA Centre for Social Impact and Business School and has 15 years of…

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Director, Creating Communities Australia

Allan Tranter

Allan founded Creating Communities Australia in 1992, on the then radical belief that vibrant, functioning communities are in everyone’s interests,…

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Community Development and Consumer Engagement Coordinator, Alzheimer's Australia

Althea Gordon

Althea has been working at Alzheimer’s Australia WA in the area of Dementia Friendly Communities for the past three years,…

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Director, Waru Projects (Kirrikin)

Amanda Healy

Amanda is a Wonnarua (Koori) woman. She has more than 35 years’ experience in the mining industry, working for Blue…

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General Manager Community & Social Investment, Perpetual

Andrew Baker

Andrew leads a national team of fiduciary, investment and advice professionals who partner with clients to help them achieve outcomes…

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Lead of Strategy, Creating Communities Australia

Angela Vurens van Es

A self-professed ‘community – nerd’, Angela has spent the last five years working with one of Australia’s leading social planning…

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CEO, Holyoake

Angie Paskevicius

As CEO of Holyoake, Angie Paskevicius inspires the organisation to help empower more and more people through holistic and innovative…

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Founder, Tot Tok

Ankita Mehta

A self-proclaimed techjunkie, Ankita is an early childhood technology expert and the founder of Tot Tok, an innovative platform that helps…

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