Elyse Sainty

‘SVA is such a unique organisation, with the audacity to imagine – and the ability to help create – a better future for people who have drawn a short straw or two in life.’

Elyse leads SVA’s Social Impact Bond related work. She was instrumental in the development of each of the SIBs that SVA has launched to date, including Australia’s first SIB, the Newpin SBB in NSW.

Elyse draws on her strong strategic, analytical and communication skills in providing technical and advisory support to service delivery organisations and Governments implementing outcomes-based contracts, and in developing innovative financial structures that meet the needs of impact investors. She is a firm believer that the hard yards involved in putting together outcomes-based contracts are worth it, as they force a deeper understanding of the cost of disadvantage, illuminate ‘what works’, and provide a meaningful and clear common purpose.

Prior to joining SVA in 2011, Elyse had two decades of experience within the financial services industry. Elyse qualified as a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia, and holds a BEc from Macquarie University.