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Sarah Chisholm

Strategy & Communications
Resource Recovery Australia

Sarah has worked in the arts, community development and social enterprise for 20 years. Sarah was the Founding Manager of Resource Recovery Australia, replicating and scaling a 25 year social enterprise focused on the creation of training and employment for people experiencing disadvantage in Forster NSW. As a national social enterprise, RRA recently acquired Soft Landing, a successful mattress recycling social enterprise established by Mission Australia, to further scale real job creation through their waste2wages agenda. Previous roles include co-founding Green Connect, a social enterprise that continues to grow and create employment for newly arrived refugees and young people in resource recovery and food production in the Illawarra. Sarah is also a Board Member of the Social Outfit, a fashion and design store and workspace in Sydney’s inner west celebrating the skills of new migrant and refugee communities. Her next venture is working with the Money Laundering Group, an experimental business incubator looking into the feasibility of an operational artist run laundromat. The focus of the laundromat is to provide occasional paid employment for artists in between times of feast and famine which is characteristic of the freelance and gig economy. Sarah has post graduate degrees in social science and policy (UNSW) and business growth and innovation (Syd university Business School).

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