Our program is designed to bring you ideas from the very edge and people who are the thinkers and doers leading the charge toward a purpose-driven world. They each bring a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities of purpose-driven business.
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Well Made Clothes
Courtney Sanders, editorial director of Catalogue and now Well Made Clothes, is a long-time culture writer, who loves fashion, but doesn’t love everything about the fashion industry. She was frustrated by the under-reporting of the dirty industry practices behind the shiny clothes, and also by the under-representation of the fashion labels which are creating well-made clothes and which treat the people who make the...
Head of Market and Sector Development
Mark began working with social enterprises in 2001 in a community where dysfunction was the norm and unemployment was pervasive. Over the next 8 years he saw the extraordinary impact that that social enterprise could generate when harnessed, nurtured and supported to solve critical social issues. In 2008 he was one of the founders of Social Traders where he continues to work as the Head of Market and Sector Developm...
Senior Campaign Strategist
Purpose, New York
Marguerite is a senior campaigner at Purpose in New York where she works on the Purpose Climate Lab, helping to accelerate the solutions to climate change. She has worked as a strategy consultant to fortune 500 companies on CSR and consulted to leading campaigning organisations on digital communications and campaigning. Marguerite is passionate about helping companies to use their power and assets for good. Whether ...
Liane is an artist, designer, curator and creative advisor on issues relating to art, design and the environment. Recent work includes Superlocalstudio, Here and Now, Happy Talk and Supercyclers; projects focused on clever and beautiful sustainable design practice. Liane was also co-founder, and former designer and director of Dinosaur Designs for 25 years. ...
Founder & CEO
Jacqueline (Jak) Haines is a purpose-driven entrepreneur with nearly two decades of experience in the manufacturing, fabrication and heavy industry sector. Jak has a passion for innovation, technology, society and politics, recently leaving heavy industry to explore the sex industry after identifying the latter as an untapped growth market worth over $15 billion dollars and ripe for reframing. The result is Vävven: ...
Environmental Law and Policy
Stephanie is an Environmental Law and Policy Specialist. She has worked across sectors and countries advising on the intersection of legal, environmental and sustainable development challenges and objectives. As an International Consultant for the Asian Development Bank, Stephanie currently focuses on strengthening the rule of environmental law across Asia. She works directly with national and local government...
Chief of Staff
Henny Smith is GetUp‘s Chief of Staff. She is a lawyer and has previously worked at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, as an Associate to the Honourable Justice Buss of the WA Court of Appeal, and law firm Mallesons (now King & Wood Mallesons) in the employment law and industrial relations team. She was previously the National President, United Nations Youth Association of Australia and Presiden...
By the time Karsten was 10 years old he was involved in a failed attempt to sail to England in a rubber dinghy, he trekked across Timor, travelled overland from England to Australia and could name 250 airlines. At 17 he backpacked solo throughout South America, ran out of money in Colombia and returned home to discover that it was possible to make a career out of travel and he has never looked back. He is the CEO of ...
Founder & CEO
Jirra Lulla Harvey is the founder of Kalinya Communications, a boutique marketing and events firm established to promote positive images of Aboriginality. In the language of her Grandmother, a proud Yorta Yorta matriarch from Northern Victoria, Kalinya translates to Good, Beautiful and Honest. A National Scholar from the University of Melbourne where she now guest lectures on representations of race and sexuality in ...
Philosopher of Time, Futurist, Explorer
Deloitte Centre for the Edge
Eddie Harran is a futurist and experimental philosopher. Through his alter ego persona, Dr Time, Eddie helps create a safe space for people to inquire into the nature of time. He currently collaborates with Huddle Design’s labs division, working on projects around multi-capital value design. Prior to this, Eddie spent three and a half years as the Explorer-in-Residence at Deloitte Centre for the Edge, a research ...
Jocelyn is a registered psychologist based in Sydney, Australia with expertise in digital technology and its impact on behaviour, society and learning. Jocelyn has over 13 years experience in public education both as a teacher of high school social sciences and as a school counsellor/psychologist. Her 2009 psychology thesis explored the impacts of increasing access to Internet enabled laptops on a cohort of grade 10 ...