NSW Social Impact Investment Expert Advisory Group
This group of experts advises the NSW Government on growing the social impact investment market in NSW and works to raise awareness of social impact investment. The group’s chair is Trevor Danos AM FTSE. Members have skills and expertise in impact investing, philanthropy, law, public administration, innovation, service delivery and social sector management.
Trevor Danos AM FTSE
Trevor has practised commercial law for over 35 years. Trevor is chair of Northern Sydney Local Health District and sits on the boards of Endeavour Energy, Summer Housing and the privatised NSW Land Registry Office. He is a member of the NSW Community Housing Industry Council and the Australia-New Zealand SKA Coordination Committee for the Square Kilometre Array telescope. He chairs the Dean of Science’s Advisory Council at UNSW where he is an Adjunct Professor. Trevor was integral to establishing the Expert Advice Exchange.
Richard Brandweiner is Chief Executive Officer, Pendal Australia and is a member of the Pendal Group Global Executive Committee. Richard has 25 years’ experience in investment management. Before joining Pendal, Richard was a Chief Investment Officer at First State Super, one of Australia’s largest pension funds. Prior to that, Richard was Group Executive at Perpetual Investments.
Richard is a CFA Charterholder and holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of New South Wales. Richard is Chair of Impact Investing Australia, part of the Global Steering Group for Impact Investing and is a former President of the CFA Society (Sydney).
Jack has been a leader in the charitable sector for over two decades. He brings to Philanthropy Australia a deep-seated belief in the ability of philanthropy to change lives. He sees philanthropy as a driving force for good in a time of diminished trust in institutions and huge societal challenges. He advocates for a philanthropy that is big-hearted, clear-headed and joyful. After graduating from the University of Melbourne in Honours Arts and Law, he served in Government as a diplomat, speechwriter and senior adviser to Federal Ministers including Prime Minister Paul Keating. Then, following the suicide of his young cousin, Jack led the establishment of the ReachOut youth mental health organisations in Australia, Ireland and the USA before serving as CEO at SANE Australia for over eight years. He has sat on a number of advisory boards and committees and received awards for his contributions in mental health, including a Centenary Medal.
Patrick McClure AO
Patrick McClure has worked in leadership roles in the social purpose sector over many years. He was CEO of Mission Australia. During his tenure the company was transformed from a state-based entity to a highly successful international social purpose organisation with revenue of $300 million and 3,000 staff providing employment, training, housing, youth and family services. He was also CEO of the Society of St Vincent de Paul (NSW/ACT) and CEO of The Retirement Villages Group in Macquarie Capital.
He is Chair of Oak Tree Retirement Village Group, Director of the Institute of Strategic Management, Selector for the NSW Churchill Trust and Adjunct Professor of ACU. He chaired the Australian Government’s Reference Group on Welfare Reform and the Review Panel of the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission. He was a Member of the Prime Minister’s Community-Business Partnership, Board member of the KIncare Group, Commissioner of the Australian Fair Pay Commission, Member of the Board for a New Tax System and Deputy Chair of the Welfare to Work Forum.
Patrick is an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) and was awarded an Australian Centennial Medal. He is an AFR – BOSS True Leader, winner of the Equity Trustee’s EQT CEO Awards for ‘Lifetime Achievement’, recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award (Murdoch University) and a Churchill Fellow. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.