The Centre for Social Impact today announced the appointment of Dr Lyndsey McKee to the newly created role of Director, Social Impact Industry.
This new role will be responsible for developing and managing CSI’s industry relationships, will steer the newly announced Amplify Social Impact project, and will have oversight of scholarships and other development opportunities.
“The Director of Social Impact Industry will play a lead role in developing and managing CSI’s Industry relationships and will provide a critical bridge between academia and delivering on CSI’s strategy for a better world,” said Professor Kristy Muir, CEO, CSI. “We are extremely pleased that Lyndsey will be joining us to help CSI grow in terms of its reach and capacity to catalyse social change.”
Lyndsey began her career in the UK working for Business in the Community, one of The Prince's Charities. During her time here, Lyndsey helped develop various projects, including a CSR benchmark for SMEs to help foster innovation and to build leadership capacity. She also led the development of a successful cross-sector collaboration that supported unemployed youth through a network of 250 businesses, Government and educational partners.
In 2011, Lyndsey moved to Australia and began working for United Way, the world’s largest privately funded not-for-profit. As the Head of Partnerships, Lyndsey focused on creating impact-led partnerships with for-purpose organisations focusing on education and youth. Lyndsey was involved in designing and implementing a number of change initiatives, including a business-community partnership to support local community needs. The first-of-its-kind partnership is successfully tracking towards long-term outcomes of increased community cohesiveness, school readiness, and improved employee engagement.
Lyndsey completed a PhD in Corporate Social Responsibility and Stakeholder Engagement at Queen’s University Belfast. She also holds a BSc in Management.
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