The SVA Social Impact Fund investment team comprises:
Paul became a member of the SVA Social Impact Fund Investment Committee in June 2012, he brings 30 years of financial markets experience to the Committee. He started his career at the Reserve Bank of Australia, then spent over 10 years at Bankers Trust, working in foreign exchange, derivatives and fixed income. Most recently Paul was an Executive Director of Macquarie Bank, where he worked for over 10 years in Debt Markets. Paul is a member of the Australian Financial markets (AFMA) Governance Committee and has a Bachelor of Economics (Hons) from the University of Western Australia.
Executive Director, Social Finance
Ian joined SVA in 2011 to lead the Social Finance initiative. Ian was formerly an Executive Director of Macquarie Bank for 12 years and has over 20 years of investment banking experience in Sydney, Hong Kong and London. He has been involved in establishing and leading a number of businesses in Asia & Europe including asset and structured finance, UK retail funds, direct investment in carbon and renewable energy (including wind and solar projects) as well as providing corporate advice in the renewable energy sector. He has degrees in Law and Commerce from the University of Queensland and is a director of the Belvoir Theatre.
Click here, to watch Ian’s interview on Social Business on Foxtel Business News, discussing social finance:
Portfolio Manager, Social Finance
Emily joined SVA’s Social Finance team in 2012 specifically to work on the impact fund. She brings with her experience in the Social Finance market gained through her work on Social Benefit Bond proposals within the Not-for-profit sector. Prior to her work in Social Finance, Emily was a Director and Portfolio Manager at Westpac Bank, overseeing a structured credit portfolio. She has over 10 years capital markets banking experience gained in Sydney and London. During her time in banking she has been involved in both investing and structuring of debt and equity investments, with a specific focus on structured credit products. Emily has a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Business from the University of Technology Sydney, and is a CFA charterholder.
CEO, Social Ventures Australia
Michael joined SVA as founding CEO in 2002 after 15 years as a co-founder and Executive Director of Macquarie Group’s private equity arm, Macquarie Direct Investment. Michael is Vice Chair of GoodStart Childcare Ltd, a Director of the Opera Australia Capital Fund, Documentaries Australia Foundation and the advisory board of MLC Private Equity. He holds a BA (Hons) from Melbourne University and an MBA from Harvard University.
Executive Officer of Trawalla Foundation
Cathy Truong is the Executive Officer of Trawalla Foundation (one of the investors in the Fund). Prior to her role at Trawalla, Cathy worked at SVA where she was responsible for the project management of numerous projects for SVA, ranging from the social enterprise reporting framework through to the introduction of the new online financial training tool designed to support non-profit CEO’s and executives. Cathy’s experience in the non-profit sector also includes roles as the Capacity Builder Manager for the Foundation for Young Australians and as an Executive Director of Our Community. Prior to this, she held senior positions in the corporate sector including Co-Founder & Product Director for Wishlist.com.au and as Senior Consultant at PriceWaterhouseCoopers Management Consulting (Telecommunications & Information) in the Melbourne, New York and Hong Kong offices. Cathy has always remained active on numerous non-profit boards, including over the past decade Urban Seed, Spina Bifida Foundation of Victoria and local education councils.
Executive Director, Victoria and Employment Team
Kevin has been a Director with SVA for over three years. Within SVA, Kevin is responsible for leading SVA’s work around employment creation for people excluded from the labour market. This includes development of new social enterprise investment funding models. Kevin has over 20 years experience in the community sector in the UK, including seven years as Chief Executive of Forth Sector, one of Scotland’s leading social enterprises. Kevin has experience in creating multi-stakeholder partnerships across Europe. Prior to joining SVA, Kevin was on secondment to the UK Government’s Cabinet Office as an advisor on both social return on investment and the role of social enterprise in creating employment for those seriously disadvantaged in the labour market.