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24th -25th September 2019 - Swissotel Sydney

Speakers

Nina Mapson Bone
Beaumont People
Managing Director
Nina Mapson Bone
Beaumont People
Managing Director
Nina Mapson Bone is the Managing Director of Beaumont People, a specialised recruitment business that truly believes in “placing people first”. Nina helps business leaders with their people problems and delights in bringing talented people together to drive value, build vision and realise opportunities. With extensive leadership experience, she has built and restructured high-performing teams with a focus on talent attraction and retention. As a non-executive director and managing director, Nina understands the challenges and complexities of driving growth and ensuring a customer-first approach in large, diverse businesses that have multiple service lines. If you have a business problem, complex tactical challenges with your employees or organisational structure, you can be guaranteed that Nina has helped others navigate through similar issues. Nina has an MA (Hons), is a Fellow for the RCSA (Recruitment Consulting and Staffing Association) and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. PANEL DISCUSSION: Attracting the right staff to drive operational success
  • Building recruitment strategies to ensure staff suitability
  • Ensuring staff have access to ongoing training and development programs
  • Fostering an authentic staff culture
  • How to appeal to experienced workers with a tight budget
Nina Mapson Bone, Managing Director, Beaumont People  
Emma Riley
Lonely Whale, USA
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Emma Riley
Lonely Whale, USA
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Emma Riley is the director of strategic partnerships of award-winning Lonely Whale. In her role, Emma serves as a brand strategist focused on building cross-industry and cross-culture partnerships and spearheading radically collaborative efforts that strengthen Lonely Whale’s global presence and impact.    A leader in strategic marketing, Emma has presented around the world on the value of meaningful campaigns to Northside Festival, the Ministry of Ideas in Miami, New York City Design Festival, Beckman Centre of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine UC Irvine and more. In 2018, she was recognized as a Rubicon Global Waste Fit Champion and as one of the top 100 up and coming female culture creators in the United States by PureWow. Emma has been featured in Brooklyn Magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, MindBodyGreen and L'Express, amongst others. She is a global innovator committed to facilitating positive change.   International Case Study: Using radical collaboration to transform teams into motivated and empowered groups 
  • Focussing on brand strategy to build cross-industry and cross-culture partnerships 
  • Using radical collaboration to strengthen your organisations presence and impact  
Emma Riley, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Lonely Whale USA
Claire Rogers
World Vision Australia
Chief Executive Officer
Claire Rogers
World Vision Australia
Chief Executive Officer
World Vision Australia CEO Claire Rogers is a social innovator. She has been a driving force behind change initiatives, helping organisations adapt to the tech-disrupted economy and aligning physical and digital execution to maximise opportunities.  In her previous role as head of ANZ Australia’s digital banking, Claire spearheaded the bank's digital channels transformation. She is recognised for her capacity to grow customer-facing business.  A highly networked influencer, Claire brings to different environments finely-tuned communication and negotiation skills and a strength and compassion that creates strong community buy-in and support.  She is inspired by World Vision’s pursuit of a just and peaceful world, where every child can experience life in all its fullness. She has a passion for equal opportunity and understands the challenges facing not-for-profits as they adapt to the new economy.  Claire has been chair of Ridley Theological College for the past eight years and is a member of the Australian Council for International Development board.  She, her husband and two children have been World Vision child sponsors since 2006. In November 2016, Claire visited her sponsored child in Myanmar.  Presentation: Enhancing business performance through operational efficiency  
  • Assessing business performance to adapt and remain ahead of the market  
  • Streamlining core processes to work efficiently  
  • Increasing transparency between staff through open communication platforms 
Claire Rogers, Chief Executive Officer, World Vision Australia 
Nick Pearce
HoMie
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Nick Pearce
HoMie
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Presentation: Discovering new revenue opportunities that improve financial profitability 
  • How to consistently engage communities in your organisation and its purpose 
  • Engaging stakeholders through retail charity stores 
  • Examining the benefits of integrated fundraising approaches  
Nick Pearce, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, HoMie 
Megan Gilmour
MissingSchool
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Megan Gilmour
MissingSchool
Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Megan Gilmour is a social innovator who has worked on complex social and economic development operations across more than 24 countries, including in health and education. She is CEO and co-founder of MissingSchool, an Australian advocacy group for keeping seriously sick kids connected to their schools. She co-authored an Australian-first report on that subject which received a Prime Minister’s statement of support in 2015. As a Churchill Fellow, Megan studied models in six countries for connecting seriously sick kids to their education. She’s the creator of an Australian-first telepresence robot service giving two-way digital connection to students with serious illness to their classrooms, a TEDx Speaker, was a 2019 nominee for ACT Australian of the Year, and was recently awarded the 2019 ACT Telstra Business Woman of the Year in the For Purpose and Social Enterprise category. Her work is passionately driven by her experience as a mother to a young son who survived a life-threatening illness.  Presentation: Using a systems approach to drive results based management 
  • The role of theory of change in uncovering evaluable interventions 
  • Using catalytic mechanisms to trigger distributed results 
  • Program logic and discovering your “flywheel” for momentum 
  • Monitoring, evaluating and managing for results and impact 
Megan Gilmour, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MissingSchool
Nicolas Brown
Batyr
General Manager
Nicolas Brown
Batyr
General Manager
Nicolas Brown is the General Manager of youth mental health charity Batyr. He is responsible for the overall operations of the organisation day to day and working closely with the Board to motivate the team to look for new opportunities and drive the strategic direction of Batyr. Nicolas sits on the Suicide Prevention Australia Policy Committee and within the Global Coalition for Youth Mental Health advisory group. Spending most of his career in the Not for Profit space Nicolas has spent time in roles both in Australia and overseas including working with asylum seekers for the Salvation Army in Naura’s Offshore Processing Centres. In 2015 Nicolas began at Batyr as the School Program Manager and was one of 6 staff members. Today Batyr has 45 permanent staff as well as a large pool of casual facilitators and speakers. Growing up in a small town has shown Nicolas the importance of community and now living in Sydney the energy and drive a big city can provide. Heading back up the coast to spend time with the family, chill out and go surfing is his idea of a good weekend. Nicolas believes everyone should be given an opportunity to succeed and often people just need someone to provide a platform for that opportunity. The team at Batyr aim to operate in a culture of positivity, balance, empathy, inclusiveness and boldness and keeping these values at the forefront of what they do has ensured they are able to maintain a focus on Batyr’s core mission and positively impact as many young Australians as possible.  Presentation: Developing a strong mission and vision for your organisation that your supporters and team will get behind 
  • Identifying your organisations’ core purpose 
  • Addressing gaps in your organisation to build strong foundations for success 
  • Creating an effective strategy to reach your vision 
Nicolas Brown, General Manager, Batyr   
Jan Owen
The Foundation for Young Australians
Chief Executive Officer
Jan Owen
The Foundation for Young Australians
Chief Executive Officer
Jan is a highly regarded social entrepreneur, innovator, influencer and author who has spent the past 25 years growing Australia’s youth, social enterprise and innovation sectors. The CEO of the Foundation for Young Australians and YLab, the global youth futures lab, Jan’s lifelong mission is to unleash the potential of young people to lead positive change in the world.   Jan’s enlightening, challenging and entertaining with the aim of transforming the way society talks about and engages with young people – from treating them as a problem to be solved to recognising that young people are contributing to and driving social change.   Keynote Presentation: Creating the workforce of tomorrows demands 
  • Ensuring young Australian’s have skills and experience for jobs of the future 
  • Encouraging innovation to ensure economic and social progression 
Jan Owen, Chief Executive Officer, The Foundation for Young Australians  
Alison Covington
Good360 Australia
Founder and Managing Director
Alison Covington
Good360 Australia
Founder and Managing Director
Alison Covington is an innovator, passionate about creating change that disrupts industries, empowers communities and creates a better world. It has often been said she sees opportunities where others see problems. Her business success has become a platform for her philanthropic ideas – today, she uses her corporate expertise to benefit others and make a positive social difference as the Founder and Managing Director of Good360 Australia.  Alison’s goal is to connect $1 billion of brand-new goods to Australians who need them most.  Presentation: Optimising resources to ensure that your business gets value for money  
  • Effectively using technology to cut costs and save time 
  • Identifying where you’re resource poor and finding effective solutions 
  • Utilising industry connections to share resources 
Alison Covington, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Good360 Australia
David Jack
Social Impact Institute
Chief Executive Officer
David Jack
Social Impact Institute
Chief Executive Officer
David Jack is Principal Advisor and CEO at Social Impact Institute, one of Australia’s leading advisory services dedicated to the social sector. He was previously CEO at Cystic Fibrosis Australia, Muscular Dystrophy Foundation, and ADRA. David was an appointed member of the Consumer and Community Advisory Committee of the National Health and Medical Research Council from 2013 to 2018. He is passionate about social justice and helping social sector organisations have an even greater impact.  Round table discussion: The benefits of a social impact framework on organisational transformation  David Jack, Chief Executive Officer, Social Impact Institute 
Ronni Kahn AO
OzHarvest
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Ronni Kahn AO
OzHarvest
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
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. She is relentless in the fight against food waste and in 2019 she was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia. Starting a charity was not something she set out to do. As the owner of a successful event business, she saw the huge volume of food going to waste every day, in fact, she was part of the problem. Knowing that millions of people were going hungry, she knew this was something that had to be fixed. Instead of waiting for someone to come up with a solution, she did it herself. As a passionate and authentic leader, Ronni has built a dedicated team of nearly 200 staff and 2000 volunteers who reflect and share her devotion for the cause. In her own words ‘passion is contagious’. She is constantly looking for new ways to innovate her for impact organisation, from introducing educational programs, opening Australia’s first free supermarket and piloting digital technology to connect local food donors directly with charities feeding people in need. In Australia, her quest to tackle the country’s waste problem makes her a lead spokesperson when it comes to fighting food waste and protecting the planet. Appearing regularly in national media, on expert panels and in an advisory capacity to the government, she is regularly biting on Ministerial heels to goad them into action! Ronni’s personal story never fails to inspire, move and motivate people to make a difference in their own lives. She is in constant demand both on the national and international speaker circuit. Ronni will be chairing the Third Sector Live this year.

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"This was one of the best conferences I have attended. It was thought provoking, well-organised, provided professional development and enabled me to connect with a range of new people and networks. It was a unique opportunity to hear from both the top and up-and-coming leaders of our sector. Looking forward to next year!"

"The Third Sector Expo was brilliant - a great line up of speakers and a great gathering for lots of thinkers and doers. The vibe was fantastic - everyone's focus was squarely in the main room where it all happened and as a consequence the energy levels were high! I'm looking forward to the line-up for next year, and I'm sure it will be one not to miss."

"The Third Sector Expo has become an annual fixture in the calendar of events for leaders in the not-for-profit sector. This year's conference had an impressive line-up of speakers and focused on some of the key challenges facing not-for-profits in governance, innovation and social impact investment."

"Engaging and insightful. As a new Director of a Third Sector organisation, I was very impressed by the overall experience. It was a great opportunity to hear fresh perspectives on some old challenges as well as emerging issues. There was original thinking in the presentations and a broad range of opportunities to listen, learn and share with fellow participants."

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Third Sector Awards 2019

Celebrating leadership for purpose

The awards present a special occasion for celebrating and recognising best NFP practice around Australia. Providing an unbiased and objective point of reference, Third Sector in partnership with the CSI and a team of judges scores hundreds of entries across multiple categories to showcase the very best in the sector.