Annabel Downing

‘I want to live in an Australia that is fair for all, especially First Australians. At SVA I can work on projects that help facilitate evidence-based programs to decrease disadvantage and reach this goal.’

Annabel is a manager in the consulting team with a passion for supporting organisations to understand and improve their social impact. Annabel has been working alongside non-profit, corporate and government clients on a range of strategic planning, measurement and evaluation projects since 2017.

Annabel has a particular passion for supporting First Nations clients and end beneficiaries to work towards improving outcomes and closing the gap. Annabel is the co-chair of SVA’s stretch Reconciliation Action Plan and is responsible for supporting the progress of SVA’s commitments to reconciliation.

Annabel’s recent projects have included evaluating Reconciliation Australia’s education program, undertaking outcomes measurement for a family and domestic violence service, supporting Australian Unity in measuring their social impact and evaluating a federal government local jobs program.

Prior to SVA, Annabel worked at Nestle through their graduate program. Annabel has volunteered on numerous occasions with the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA) as a role model to First Nations children in remote communities of the Northern Territory, fostering her interest in this area. Annabel completed The Observership Program in 2019 as a board observer.

Annabel holds a Masters of Business Administration, a Bachelor of Communication and a Bachelor of International Studies.