ABOUT THE EVENT /
The Social Good Summit Australia (SGSA) is a platform that connects corporations,
non-profits, government, universities, industry bodies, social enterprises and grassroots organisers to discuss solutions to the greatest challenges of our time.
The SGSA brings these participants together to discuss ideas, share stories and inspire others to actively make the world a better place. This year’s Summit will raise awareness of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and their potential to fulfil the promise of creating a better world by 2030.
Over the last four years, the SGSA has inspired many individuals to get involved, get connected and take action.
The theme this year, #2030NOWAU, asks the question, ‘What type of world do you want to live in by the year 2030?’ The SGSA is part of a global network of committed citizens from more than 100 countries that meet every year to unlock the potential of individuals,technology and collaboration to make the world a better place.
SPEAKERS 2019 /
RONNI KAHN AO/
Founder & CEO OZ HARVEST
Driven by a determination to find purpose in her life, the simple act of rescuing good food and delivering it to people in need quickly caught on, and in 2004 OzHarvest was born.
Ronni Kahn is renowned for her boundless energy, infectious enthusiasm and not taking no for an answer! Her ability to inspire and motivate everyone she meets has seen OzHarvest grow from humble beginnings to become Australia’s leading food rescue organisation. Her journey in the fight against food waste became the feature of an independent film Food Fighter and in 2019 she was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia.
PETE CEGLINSKI /
CEO at SEABIN PROJECT
Pete has a background in both Industrial Design and high performance boat building. A surfer, father and ecopreneur, Pete has been around the ocean his entire life and now has the chance to help lessen the negative impact plastics and pollution has on the environment.
ANN SHERRY AO /
Chair UNICEF & advisor CARNIVAL CRUISES
Ann is one of Australia's leading business executives with a career that spans Government, Banking and Cruise Tourism.
Ann is the Chair of UNICEF Australia.
The Australian Government awarded Ann the Centenary Medal in 2001 and in 2004 she was awarded an Order of Australia. In 2015, Ann was named as the overall winner of the Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence Award.
Ann devotes considerable energy to her passion for women’s rights (currently as convenor of the MCC STEM group), supporting opportunity for Indigenous communities, personal philanthropy and support of the arts.
AFROZ SHAH /
UN - Champion of Earth
Afroz Shah is UN Champion of Earth and Indian of the Year CNN News 2018. A young Indian lawyer from Mumbai,
is synonymous with the world’s largest beach clean-up project. In October 2015, he and his neighbor Harbansh Mathur, an 84-year-old who has since passed away, were frustrated with the piles of decomposing waste that had washed up and completely overwhelmed the city’s Versova beach. Determined to do something about it, the pair started cleaning up the
beach themselves, one piece of
rubbish at a time.
Over the last almost 4 years, Afroz has engaged more than 2 million people in the cleanup activities and the successes have drawn attention to the problem of marine litter around the world. Other cleanup movements have sprung up across India and around the world, inspired by the results. Afroz has vowed to continue his beach clean-up efforts until people and their governments around the world change their approach to producing, using
and discarding plastic and other products that wash up onto beaches
all over the world.
CIARA STIERLIN /
CEO THRIVING COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP
As the Director and CEO of the Thriving Communities Partnership Ciara leads a cross-sectoral collaboration of organisations tackling the root causes of hardship and inequality.
She collaborates widely across the corporate, government and community sectors to design and deliver innovative shared-value programs. This is supported by over 20 years’ experience working across these sectors addressing issues around hardship and vulnerability.
DAN GRYNBERG /
BREAD AND BUTTER PROJECT
Daniel is an experienced lawyer and CEO. Much of his career was spent as General Counsel for the Meriton Group, spanning property acquisition, development, and management, as well as the serviced apartment industry. Daniel also lead hotel development projects with ASX-listed Ariadne. Prior to that Daniel worked at Freehills, and was head of Business & Legal Affairs for the Macquarie Radio Network. Most recently Daniel has served as CEO of the Jewish Communal Appeal, and sat on or chaired a large number of not for profit boards and committees.
He currently is a Director of LongView Property, and The Bread & Butter Project consults to a number of commercial and social enterprise start-ups. He is a member of the Social Impact Hub’s advisory board.
BERRY LIBERMAN /
CD of SMALL GIANTS and Publisher and
Editor-in-Chief of DUMBO FEATHER
Berry is the co-founder and Creative Director of Small Giants, the Publisher of Dumbo Feather. The vision for Small Giants is to nurture and invest in entrepreneurial projects with the potential to change the world. She is also the mum to the three cutest kids in the world (according to her!).
Berry loves the garden at work. Especially the roses. A few years back, Berry used to write screenplays in LA and directed a few short films but decided to come home, get married to Danny (CEO of Small Giants) and start Small Giants.
VICKI TREADELL CMG MVO /
JEREMY MELTZER /
British High Commissioner to Australia
Vicki is the current High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Australia and has been in the posting since April 2019. She is the former High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to Malaysia, High Commissioner of the United Kingdom to New Zealand and Samoa, and Governor of the Pitcairn Islands.
Vicki was born in Malaysia to a Singapore Chinese mother and was be the first Asian female British High Commissioner ever. In 2009 she won the Public Sector Award in the UK’s prestigious Asian Women of Achievement Awards.
One of Australia’s leading social entrepreneurs, Jeremy Meltzer is Founder of i=Change, Australia’s fastest-growing social enterprise tech startup.
i=Change is turning e-commerce into a force for good, by making it simple and powerful for brands to give back.
As 93% millennials want to shop brands that give back, i=Change bridges the gap between retailers and customers who are increasingly seeking brands that reflect their values - and shopping accordingly.
In partnership with over 80 retailers, including iconic brands like Pandora, Camilla, and Clarins, i=Change has already raised $1.2m and counting, impacting over 279,000 women and girls in Australia and around the world.
TOM DAWKINS /
Tom is passionate about how social technology and purposeful business can be harnessed as tools to build a better world for everyone.
He is the co-founder ‘Startsomegood' – a crowd-funding site dedicated to social change makers. As social-change consultant he works alongside social enterprise and corporate organisations to help them make measurable profit from humanity in business. Tom's pioneering work in the non-profit space has been recognised with numerous accolades including Innovator of the Year Award by the Nexus Summit and the innovation award at the Australia and New Zealand Internet awards.
MAGGIE O'NEILL /
Head of Marketing and Operations at HEARTS AND MINDS INVESTMENTS
Maggie joined Hearts and Minds Investments (HM1) as Head of Marketing and Operations just as the fund was listed on the ASX. She now directs the fund’s communications strategy, working closely with the board, investment committee, management team and beneficiaries.
An alumni of the UBS cadetship program, whilst studying she spent four years full time at UBS in various roles across Asset Management, Corporate Actions, Wealth Management, Corporate Communications, Events, Strategy and Marketing. During this time, she was also a key contributor of the core team delivering the Sohn Hearts & Minds Conference.
LIESEL MADDOCK /
Strategy & Partnerships at SOLAR BUDDY
Liesel is a skilled strategist who is passionate about building support for ethical businesses. She has extensive partnership management, campaigning and advocacy experience and holds a Post-Graduate in Marketing Communications and a Bachelor of Arts.
ANDREW KLEIN /
Professional MC / Trainer/Writer
Andrew Klein is one of Australia's most engaged and engaging Professional Conference & Event MC's. A former corporate lawyer, Andrew has brought his casual yet corporate MC style to countless conferences and events over the past 15 years, engaging audiences across Australia and the Asia Pacific region.
His unique, intricately researched speaker introductions, his lively conference openings as well as his final summaries transform any conference room into an environment where laughter, good humor and awesomeness is a constant.
Andrew is Mr Social Good Summit Australia Extraordinaire and we are so lucky to have him!