Civica Think Tank

Civica Think Tank presentation, discussion and Q&A

Thursday 29 August 2019
11.00am – 12.30pm

Social Impact Investment

Quick fire presentations will help build the case for social impact investment to drive the delivery of affordable housing. A series of case studies will examine social impact bonds in action across Australia and what can be learned as industry and providers look to expand this investment model.

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Andy Denniss
Business Development Manager, Churches of Christ in Queensland
Following a social housing career in the UK which started in 1994 Andy came to Australia in 2008 to join the Brisbane Housing Company. He has been the Business Development Manager for Churches of Christ Housing Services Limited since 20... view
Dr Judy Kraatz
Senior Research Fellow, Cities Research Institute, Griffith University
Dr Judy Kraatz is a Senior Research Fellow with the Cities Research Institute at Griffith University. Since 2014, Judy has been leading the social and affordable housing program of research for the Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre, investigating mo... view
Andrew Callaghan
Impact Specialist, Australian Social Value Bank
Andrew has been working in the field of social impact measurement for nearly ten years. He was involved in the development of the first UK Social Value Bank and was responsible for embedding the measurement approach across Knightstone Housing, o... view
Sam Barrett
Social Impact Bond Program Manager, Hutt St Centre
Sam Barrett is an experienced leader in the Not For Profit sector. After graduating with a Bachelor in International Studies at Flinders University in 2001, Sam worked in youth homelessness services in Adelaide. In 2006 Sam relocated to Sydney, N... view
Mike Folland
General Manager - Office of the CEO, Churches of Christ in Queensland
Mike Folland is the General Manager – Office of the CEO of Churches of Christ in Queensland and brings a broad range of commercial and community development experience within Australia and the Asia/Pacific. Before coming to Churches of Christ ... view
Rebecca Thomas
Director - Impact Investing, Social Ventures Australia
Rebecca is a Director in Social Ventures Australia’s Impact Investing team.  She leads the investment of the Social Impact Investment Trust, a $70m social impact investment mandate that SVA manage on behalf of HESTA.  Rebecca has over 15 years ... view
Dr Joe Flood
Urban Resources Consulting
Dr Joe Flood was one of the founders of AHURI and led many key research studies during the 1980s including the Housing Subsidies Study (which led  to the broad introduction of Commonwealth Rent Assistance), the National Housing Policy Review (whi... view
Lynda Forrest
Chief Operating Officer, Hutt St Centre
Lynda is Hutt St Centre’s Chief Operating Officer and has been with the organisation for the past four years. Lynda has worked extensively with the South Australian State Government as a senior executive in the departments of Premier and Cabine... view


Neale Walsh
Director, Customer Engagement – Government & Social Housing Solutions, Civica Pty Limited
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