March 31, 2014

The Centre for Social Impact announces two new leaders

The Centre for Social Impact (CSI) is proud to announce two additions to its leadership team this week: Professor Roger Simnett and Corinne Kemp.

Professor Roger Simnett will commence as the Centre’s Academic Director, and Corinne Kemp has been appointed as CSI’s new Director of Engagement & Events.

In his national role as Academic Director at CSI, Roger Simnett will work across the Centre’sfour university partners to create a cutting edge research program in social impact – in line with the Centre’s social impact framework.

Roger is one of UNSW’s most experienced and respected academics. He has demonstrated his commitment to sustainability and social impact in the field of accounting and auditing through research and publications in top-level journals, membership of the technical task force of the International Integrated Reporting Committee (IIRC), Chairing the Sustainability Expert Advisory Panel of the International Federation of Accountants and Co-chairing the task force producing an assurance standard on Carbon Emission disclosures for the IAASB. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.

Roger will take up the Academic Director role in a half-time capacity, continuing as Scientia Professor at the ASB. He will carry the title of Macquarie Group Foundation Chair. The Macquarie Group Foundation has backed CSI since its inception, in a remarkable ten-year commitment that makes this position possible.

The founder and director of successful events agency, DKC International, Corinne Kempbrings her team – Christine Mamone and Lyssa Borham – and over 15 years of successful events management experience in social impact, federal policy and programs, and engagement to CSI. Corinne Chairs the Australian Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry and is a Director of the Sydney Community Foundation.

“I am excited to welcome Roger, Corinne and our events team to CSI,” said Dr Andrew Young, CEO at the Centre for Social Impact. “Both Roger and Corinne bring with them wealth of experience that will be crucial to us fulfilling our role as knowledge champions, educators and convenors of thought leadership on tackling the biggest social challenges in Australia, with a vision for building a stronger social system for everyone.”

Over the past 12 months, CSI has made its mark with social impact conferences that provide an interactive and immersive learning experience like no other in the social impact space. Successful events to date include The Social Marketplace and the Collective Impact 2014event, the latter presented in partnership with Social Leadership Australia.

The Centre for Social Impact will be presenting five conferences this year, including another Collective Impact conference in Melbourne mid-year closely followed by The Social Marketplace – this year with a focus on social procurement.

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