Kate Eccles

“Increasing inclusion is fundamental to reducing disadvantage, and requires a cultural shift in the way our economy and society function. Social Ventures Australia tackles this problem from different angles, finding new ways for people and organisations to come together to influence, learn, innovate, and take action.”

Kate is a Consultant at Social Ventures Australia (SVA).  Kate has previously held advisory roles spanning the media, government, international development and local non-profit sectors. Most recently, Kate worked at Good Shepherd Microfinance advising internal teams and external organisations on ways to enable financial inclusion and financial wellbeing for people on low incomes in Australia. This included delivering multiple projects seeking to achieve greater impact for First Australian clients and communities, and leading the development of a Reconciliation Action Plan.

Kate holds a Masters by research that was supported by a scholarship from the Co-operative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation (CRC-REP) hosted by Ninti One. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Economics, a Bachelor of Arts and is currently undertaking a Masters of International Development at La Trobe University.