Giving Back

“It is only through giving back to the world that one attains

true fulfillment and happiness”

Helping people, spreading the wealth and giving a ‘hand up’ is an important part of our culture. We are inspired by Steve Job’s mantra: The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the one who do .

Whilst we might not be changing the world in big ways, each input has a ripple effect.
That’s why we give back in a variety of modes.

Liveable Cities Conference Committee: (Co-Chairperson and member  2018 – ongoing ).

These annual conferences provide two days of facilitated presentations and conversations exploring liveability indicators, happiness, health and wellbeing, strategies for the plan and design of people within regional and urban communities. Owing to the Covid 19 pandemic, in 2020 for the first time, the conference was held online rather than face to face.

Plan International Australia: (Chairperson, International Day of the Girl Adelaide Committee  2016 – 2019).

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation which works in 71 countries across world, to advance children’s rights and equality for girls.  Since taking on the Chairing role for these annual events, as a committee we have:

  • raised the profile of the event and issues that impact on girls and women, particularly in developing countries.
  • took attendance numbers from 300 to over 600 business personnel and students
  • raised $75,000 profit over three years

Volunteering SA & NT (Deputy Chairperson 2013 – 2015)

  • Volunteering SA & NT is a not-for-profit organisation and the peak body for volunteering in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Australian Conservation Foundation (National Policy Chairperson and State Councillor  2006 -2010)

  • The Australian Conservation Foundation (ACF) is Australia’s national environmental organisation. It has been a powerful voice for the environment for more than 50 years.

Development Policy Advisory Committee (DPAC) (State Committee member 2005 – 2007)

  • DPAC is a statutory body established under South Australia’s Development Act 1993 (the Act). It provides independent advice to the Minister for Planning.

South Australian Tall Poppy Campaign Committee (Deputy Chair 2005 – 2007)

The Tall Poppy Campaign was created in 1998 by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) to recognise and celebrate Australian intellectual and scientific excellence.