In Memoriam Steve Lawrence AO

Steve was a founding director of SVA and has been a pioneer of the social enterprise sector in this country. He has been a great driver and advocate of the work of SVA and served on our board for seven years until stepping down from his role as CEO of WorkVentures. Steve understood the need for social enterprise more than 30 years ago and has been an agent of change and action through his work locally and globally ever since. He was a driver and founder with us of the School for Social Entrepreneurs in Australia, which was one of many initiatives that he drove. We particularly remember the deserved recognition he received at the Social Enterprise World Forum in Melbourne, where his footprints on the sector were acclaimed by a throng of over 500 Australian and international guests and social entrepreneurs.

Our deepest sympathy is with Steve’s wife Prue and his two daughters.