Impact Strategist is a leading voice for impact and purpose in the boardroom, government and multi-lateral decision-making forums and in the public arena. Led by Rosemary Addis, it grounds a portfolio of roles and engagements making an impact. Rosemary brings to the table storied leadership and the value of her extensive global expertise and networks and track record for commercial acumen, policy insight and impact strategies. For breakthrough initiatives and thought leadership, Rosemary curates and leads bespoke teams under the Impact Strategist banner.
Rosemary Addis is a leader who makes an impact, shaping a more sustainable, equitable and prosperous future.
Rosemary is one of the world’s preeminent impact pioneers. She has helped to shape the system to deliver innovation and investment that benefits people and the planet. Her global portfolio includes Trustee of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment, Senior Advisor to United Nations Development Programme’s SDG Impact and she has been an expert reviewer for impact initiatives of the OECD and World Economic Forum.
Rosemary’s thought leadership is published widely and her work is the subject of numerous international case studies informing the work of a generation of leaders. She was ranked among Australia’s 100 Women of Influence by the AFR for achievements in innovation (2015) and among the top thought leaders in finance as finalist for Women in Finance Thought leader of the Year (2017).
Rosemary’s 30+ years track record spans sectors, disciplines and geographies from a global legal career with Allens-Linklaters and Kirkland & Ellis NY, where she ranked among the world’s leading lawyers, to the first Social Innovation Strategist for the Australian Government and member of the Social Impact Investment Taskforce established under the UK Presidency of the G8 where she was invited to represent Australia as the only participating country from outside the G7 and EU. She was founding Chair of the Australian Advisory Board on Impact Investing, for which she remains an Ambassador, and is founding Chair of Impact Capital Australia and Impact Investing Australia, Impact Investing Asia Pacific Market Builder of the Year (2018).
Rosemary has a law degree (First Class Honours), the New York Bar, is an experienced Chair and Director, graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (2002) and an internationally accredited broker of cross-sector partnerships (2005).