April 5, 2011
Supporting mutual and co-operative forms of social business for social impact. I'm interested in alternatives to the existing social security system that aren't punitive, and strengthen civil society. Similarly, how can work be a more rewarding and socially beneficial experience for more people?
My roles include: communication and member development for Employee Ownership Australia and New Zealand and policy development work with Catholic Social Services Victoria. I'm involved in two co-op startups - and am the ruddy Chancellor of the Antipodean Order of Froth Blowers Co-operative Limited!
I'm interested in meeting people who are interested in social change for the common good; as well as those interested in social business initiatives to assist Victorians experiencing hardship. What are we going to do about Geelong and Broadmeadows once the car industry leaves town?
I'm interested in building up civil society as well as social innovation and social business. I'm engaged in communications and policy work and co-operative entrepreneurship.