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THE IMPAQT TEAM

Doers + Dreamers + Connectors

We're a group of experienced growth advisory specialists focused on the rapidly growing for-purpose sector in Queensland.


With our extensive pipeline of ventures and our wide investor networks, we have an intimate understanding of the Queensland innovation sector and how to leverage the market to generate tangible benefits for Queensland communities.

LISA SIGANTO

Executive Chair - ImpaQt Qld & ImpaQt Fund

Lisa is a venture portfolio & social impact evaluation expert with over 20+ years experience as a Board Director. She was the founding QLD Director of Social Ventures Australia and a Former Partner at Deloitte. Lisa is a member of SheEo Australia and Brisbane Angels.

 

She has an MBA from Harvard University.

SUSAN BLACK

General Manager - ImpaQt Qld

Susan has worked in social enterprise for over 15 years, from early start-up of an employment social enterprise to working with Social Ventures Australia to support social enterprise development by establishing the first Social Enterprise Hub in Australia. Susan led SVA’s first Reconciliation Action Plan and has served as a Non-Executive Director for several years on Oxfam Australia.

In recent years, Susan has worked in Myanmar and Vietnam as an advisor in social enterprise. Susan has a Master of Social Welfare Administration and Planning from the University of Queensland

JOSIE BIRD

Associate - ImpaQt Fund

Josephine recently graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the Queensland University of Technology. Josephine has experienced raising capital and managing portfolios, and was previously part of the Investment Team of the Creative Tech Ventures Fund, a $10 million fund managed by QUT Creative Enterprise Australia.

 

During her time at QUT, Josephine was the President of QUT Starters, a student society that supports and fosters entrepreneurship at university. She later became a Director Startup Hatch, a student pre-accelerator program bringing student startups to life. She was also an Executive Board Member of The Legal Forecast, her role specifically in the design and execution of Disrupting Law (national legal hackathon).

BERNARD CURRAN

Director - ImpaQt Fund

Bernard is a Business Services Senior Partner with BDO in Brisbane. With over 30 years’ experience in growth advisory, Bernard is experienced and skilled in supporting business owners from startups to mature businesses set their strategy, managing growth, assist with investor readiness, and governance support. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions in private enterprises, sell and buy side, financial and taxation due diligence and preparation of valuations.  

Bernard is an experienced Board Chair, Director and Advisory Board Chair having served on many boards including in healthcare, superannuation administration, fruit and vegetable distribution and early education, including Metro North Hospital & Health Service, The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation, Creche & Kindergarten Association Limited and Queensland Community Foundation.

Bernard the Partner responsible for the BDO for Startups Program. He is a Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors, Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia & NZ, a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia and has a Bachelor of Business from QIT. He also served as Responsible Manager and a Director of BDO Qld Corporate Finance Ltd (AFSL holder) for 10 years until June 2020. In 2017 Bernard served as an Executive in Residence at the Accountancy School, QUT. In addition, Bernard was awarded the QCF Emerging Philanthropist of the Year in 2017.

ALISTAIR CAMPBELL

Analyst - ImpaQt Fund

Alistair begins work with us in November 2020.

JEMIMA WELSH

Director & Impact Measurement Lead - ImpaQt Qld

Jemima is a 2019/20 Mercy Global Action Emerging Leaders Fellow (UN), former General Manager of ImpaQt Qld and a founding member of the team at White Box Enterprises. Jemima is a former Board Member at Queensland Social Enterprise Council and a QUT MBA Business Coach (2020). She has a Masters of Philosophy and Public Policy from London School of Economics (LSE).

ANTHONY OWEN

CEO, P4Purpose

Entrepreneur in Residence, ImpaQt Qld

Anthony has over 25 years' local and global digital media experience, with executive positions in the US, Asia, Europe and South Africa. He was an ASX CEO and Director, and has worked in international markets with Microsoft, IBM Watson, Ingram Micro and App Director. Anthony has a Masters in Executive Management from UNSW.

ALEX MCDONALD

Social Impact Advisor - ImpaQt Qld

Alex is one of Australia's most experienced for-purpose executives. He was Executive Director of the Wise Foundation (2007-2018), Director of The Body Shop Australia (2007-2015), and Director at The Big Issue Australia (2000-2011).  Alex is a current advisor to the Australian & Fijian national governments on social enterprise and impact investing.

HELEN MOORFOOT

Investor Relations - ImpaQt Fund

With extensive sales and fundraising experience, Helen is perfect for supporting the capital raising for ImpaQt Fund

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