Our History

The Centre for Social Impact was established in 2008 under the leadership of our founding Chief Executive Officer, Peter Shergold.

The generous Commonwealth Government endowment of $12.5m was matched by our founding investors: the Macquarie Group Foundation, AMP, National Australia Bank and PwC. We have also been supported by individual donors: Robin Crawford, David Gonski, Warwick Negus and Daniel Petre.

The Centre for Social Impact has undertaken more than 30 research projects with government, business and not-for-profit partners and for five years has provided the nation’s most comprehensive post-graduate program in systems-led social leadership, directed nationally by Cheryl Kernot.

In 2012 the Centre for Social Impact welcomed its new Chief Executive Officer Andrew Young and commenced a strategic review of its vision, mission and goals. This is captured in our Social Impact Framework.

A collaboration of three university partners, the Centre for Social Impact has expanded from its central Sydney-based team to a network of teachers, researchers, communicators and administration teams located at UNSW Australia, Swinburne University of Technology and The University of Western Australia.


Key Contact

If you want to know more about the Centre for Social Impact’s postgraduate and undergraduate courses, get in touch.

Rebecca Eckert
CSI Students
Call 02 8936 0990

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