Our Plenary Panels

  • Engage – Action and Advocacy

Associate Professor Sarah Maddison from Melbourne University is joined by #StopAdani Campaigner Isaac Astill, the Rev. Tim Costello, Chief Advocate, World Vision, Jarrod McKenna, previously from Love Makes a Way, and Chair of the Climate Action Network Australia, Victoria McKenzie McHarg explored the role of civil society and building social movements to affect transformational change.

  • Create – Transformational Organisations

Associate Professor Chris Roche, Institute of Human Security and Social Change, La Trobe University chaired an exciting line up to examine power, politics, and the technological world –the factors that can enable organisations to become transformative in strategy, programs and policies. Panellists comprised Steve McDonald, from the Centre for Humanitarian Leadership, Claire Rogers, World Vision, Collaboration for Impact’s Liz Skelton, Alan Robbins, Partner and Global Head of Partnerships, Devex, and Lynffer Masiala Wini-Maltungtung, from the Family Support Centre, Solomon Islands.

  • Lead – Transformational Leadership

A high level, inspiring panel discussion chaired by ACFID’s President Sam Mostyn, bringing together Noelene Nabulivou, Diverse Voices and Action for Equality, DFAT Secretary Frances Adamson, Caitlin Figueiredo, Lake Nite Learning CEO, and Cathy Nasarua, Fiji Association of the Deaf, to discuss the role of women in leadership here in Australia and across the region – specifically the issues, the challenges and the opportunities for equality at the decision-making table.