‘What I love is that at SVA I get to work on issues that matter, together with a passionate and intelligent team, and with organisations who are leading the change we need to see in Australia.’
Doug is a social impact strategy and policy consultant, with a passion for social justice and addressing structural inequity. Doug brings four years’ experience in policy advice for the Australian Government and has been consulting for SVA since 2017.
At SVA, Doug has supported clients through strategic planning, outcomes management, organisational review and evaluation processes, with a particular focus on First Australian, government and place-based initiatives.
Recent projects include working with the ten20 foundation and The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) on a public report: Funding community-led place based practice, and with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on the development and rollout of a place-based practice framework. Doug has worked on a range of strategic and organisational reviews and feasibility studies in the family services, education, community development, and financial services sectors. He has also supported the development of program logic and outcomes frameworks for Aboriginal-led organisations: Culture is Life, the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service, and the Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency.
Prior to joining SVA, Doug worked at the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and the Federal Department of Education and Training as an education policy adviser. Doug also worked as an engagement officer in Central Australia, supporting First Australian communities. He has volunteered in a variety of non-profit organisations in Australia and Latin America.
Doug has a double Bachelor of Commerce/Arts from the University of Sydney, and is a fellow of the Centre for Australian Progress.