Rosemary Addis

Rosemary Addis

Co-Founder and Chair, Impact Investing Australia
Representative, Australia, G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce
Executive Director, Impact Strategist
Senior Fellow, Impact Investing Policy Collaborative
Member, NSW Government Social Investment Expert Advisory Group

Current Positions

Co-Founder and Chair, Impact Investing Australia
Representative, Australia, G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce
Executive Director, Impact Strategist
Senior Fellow, Impact Investing Policy Collaborative
Member, NSW Government Social Investment Expert Advisory Group


Previous Positions

Assistant Director, National Reform, Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations
Social Innovation Strategist, Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations

Areas of Expertise

Business Impact Investing, Social and Environmental Responsibility, Social Impact
Finance Social Investment

Biography

Rosemary is a leading strategist and recognized global thought leader in social innovation and investment. She is Executive Director of Impact Strategist and co-founded Impact Investing Australia. She brings a unique blend of multi-sector leadership and global networks to catalyzing change and creating positive impact for society.

Rosemary represents the Australian sector on the International Social Impact Investment Taskforce established when the UK Chaired the G8 in 2013, Chairs the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investment, is a member of the NSW Government Social Investment Expert Advisory Group, and a Senior Fellow of the Impact Investing Policy Collaborative (IIPC) leading strategy for the Global Learning Exchange. She led the incubation of and is a Director of Children’s Ground.

Rosemary has held senior leadership roles across sectors including as an equity partner what is now Allens-Linklaters, with The Smith Family, Victorian and Federal Government. Her published works include IMPACT-Australia: investment for social and economic benefit (2013); Inviting Investment in Social Enterprise (2007) and contributions to Laws of Australia (1998) and a work on the catalytic effect of policy for impact investment to be published by Oxford University Press.

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