• Philanthropic Reference Group

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    Harriet Mc Callum

    Executive Officer, Mannifera

    Harriet McCallum is currently the Executive Officer of Mannifera, a philanthropic collective committed to working in partnership with civil society to strengthen democracy and create a fairer economy. Harriet is a qualified social worker who worked for many years as a trauma counselor and advocate in the areas of refugee settlement, women's health, and sexual assault services. Harriet has extensive experience leading multi-disciplinary teams, cross-sector collaborations, and advocacy projects in public health, international development, local government, and philanthropic sectors.

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    Krystian Seibert

    Lawyer Philanthropy Australia

    Krystian Seibert is a researcher, educator and advocate on philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector. He is focused on the regulation of philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector, the legitimacy of philanthropy, and the role of not-for profit sector advocacy as a driver of social innovation. He is an Industry Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University of Technology, where he teaches units in the university’s Graduate Certificate and Master of Social Impact programs and also works with Philanthropy Australia, supporting its policy advocacy activities. Krystian was also responsible for the establishment of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and the passage of the Charities Act 2013.

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    Dennis Batty

    Managing Director Indigneous Employment Partners

    Dennis Batty is a Taungurung, Gunai/Kurnai and Palawa man with 30 years of experience in the charity and non-profit sector developing successful Indigenous employment training programs. Dennis has developed numerous successful Aboriginal employment and training programs and was part of the teams which established Australia’s first wholly Aboriginal owned and operated Job Network and Registered Training Organisation.

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    Liz Gilles

    CEO, the Menzies Foundation

    Liz brings over 20 years of experience in social impact, philanthropy, and leadership development, to the role of Chief Executive Officer at the Menzies Foundation. She has worked across the not-for-profit, university, government, and private sectors, including setting up her own businesses.


    Liz was instrumental in establishing and managing both the Centre for Ethical Leadership and the Asia Pacific Centre for Social Impact during her six years with the Melbourne Business School at the University of Melbourne.