‘Our current system is failing our community – inequality is growing and more Australians find themselves on the edge of society. Things need to change! We don’t just need to be creative, brave and resourceful to tackle these issues, we also need to recognise the broader societal impact of our everyday decision-making. This means putting social value at the heart of how our economy operates to ultimately deliver better outcomes for people and the planet.’
Katya is a Principal in the SVA Consulting team. She is an experienced strategy professional and social impact evaluator with expertise advising community, commercial and government sectors. Katya has a deep understanding and knowledge of methodologies and effectiveness, leading her team’s work with the SVA Fundamentals for Impact.
Katya is an Accredited Social Return on Investment (SROI) practitioner and has been involved in over 30 SROI projects, supporting many organisations to better understand outcome measurement and improve their impact such as Anglicare WA, Indigenous Business Australia and IAG. Her SROI work has been published and used by many organisations including the NIAA, Mirabel Foundation and the Lighthouse Institute.
She is a passionate ambassador for improving social impact literacy and has contributed to the development of the sector through SVA Quarterly articles such as her What, Why and How of Managing to Outcomes article, her speaking engagements, and her role as Chair of the Social Impact Measurement Network Australia (SIMNA) in Victoria. Katya has developed expertise in the social enterprise, disability, mental health and AOD sectors. In these areas, she has worked with some of the Australia’s most progressive and innovative organisations, as well as large established providers. In the past Katya has also been a mentor with the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE).
Katya began her career with L.E.K. Consulting, a global strategy consulting firm, where she worked on the ground with clients in Asia-Pacific and Europe on their key strategic issues. Katya holds a Bachelor of Economics and Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts both from the University of Melbourne. She has also undertaken study at Boston College and participated in the non-profit leadership program facilitated by the Harvard Club of Australia.