I am passionate about understanding how organisations and communities can meaningfully work together to create sustainable solutions to complex challenges in our society. At SVA I am lucky to support such incredible clients that are driving real and lasting social change.
Joel is a Consultant with Social Ventures Australia. He brings a range of experience in community engagement and community development across the for-purpose and commercial sectors. Prior to joining SVA, Joel worked with Vinnies NSW, planning and coordinating place-based and collective impact projects. This ranged from working with inner-city communities and people experiencing homelessness to promote social inclusion, to resilience building in bushfire affected regions.
He begun his career as a consultant with GHD, planning and managing community engagement programs across large-scale infrastructure projects. During this time, he was privileged to work with the Dharug community to support the facilitation of a land transfer from State Government back to the Traditional Custodians.
Joel also leads a social enterprise called Welcome Studio. By working together with local artists from refugee backgrounds, it aims to build community connections, create employment opportunities and make our cities more vibrant and inclusive places. He holds a Bachelor of Science from UNSW and is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Social Impact.