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Rosemary Addis
Executive Director Impact Strategist
Chair, Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing
Trustee, Global Steering Group for Impact Investment

Rosemary is a global expert in impact strategy, policy, innovation and governance committed to helping people and organisations see how they can contribute to shaping the world we want for the future.

As Executive Director of Impact Strategist, Rosemary works with leaders around the world to solve complex problems, navigate complexity and translate their interest in how to employ impact as a driver of business and investment decisions into action.  She is actively shaping global systems, principles, measurement and management to drive solutions and impact at scale.

Rosemary is Founding Chair of the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing and its operating company, Impact Investing Australia.  She is a Trustee of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment and expert adviser to the OECD and Impact Management Project.

Over a 30 year+ career, Rosemary has held senior roles as a professional services partner at Allens-Linklaters, in the community and philanthropic sectors and State and Federal Government, including leading the Australian Government’s first social innovation unit 2010-13.  She is widely published on innovation, investment and impact.

Rosemary is an experienced Chair and Director; she has a law degree (First Class Honours), the New York Bar, is a graduate of the AICD and an internationally accredited broker of cross-sector partnerships. She was recognised in the AFR/Westpac 100 Women of Influence for contributions to innovation (2015), finalist for Women in Finance Thought Leader of the Year (2017); Impact Investing Australia was recognised in the Australian Impact Investment Awards as Market Builder of the Year (2018).