Sally Irwin, The Freedom Hub



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  • Sally Irwin
    The Freedom Hub

    Moving to Germany in 2008 when her husband took up a Diplomatic post in Berlin, Sally was confronted with the issue of human trafficking – particularly from Eastern Europe, and established a charity in Berlin to fund organisations that supported the victims.

    She also became very active in a café supporting women trafficked into prostitution, and was personally involved in helping a number of these women return to their country and begin a new life.

    Returning to Sydney in July 2012, Sally applied her passion and experience to the issue of modern day slavery here in Australia. As a volunteer Sally worked in the Salvation Army’s Trafficking and Slavery Safe House, for two years. In this role she interviewed, trained, coordinated a new volunteer movement; set up training courses to help survivors become work ready and was actively engaged in encouraging the women to return to the workforce.

    In March 2014 Sally founded The Freedom Hub Survivor School, that trains, equips and provides work experience to survivors of modern slavery in Australia. In 2016 she opened a “business for purpose” which consists of a café, venue & retail to fund the administration of the Survivor School. With her co-workers she is helping survivors to rebuild their lives to a point where they can be employed, self-sufficient and have regained their self-worth.

David Lindsay, Integrated Health and Vitality



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  • David Lindsay
    Integrated Health and Vitality

    For over 15 years David has been a full time personal trainer and has changed the lives of 10’s of thousands of lives. He has been obsessed about changing the way we view health and vitality through the disruption of how we see the links between fitness and workplace productivity. He has dedicated his life to living the healthy lifestyle and truly believes that anyone can transform themselves through learning his unique system towards improving their vitality.

    From training first grade footballers, Olympians to the everyday person, David believes that true fulfilment of career, business and life starts with ones own health. Today David is a successful well being expert, keynote speaker, author and award winning coach and all round good guy. He is married with one daughter and travels from Sydney Australia.

Rebecca Jinks, Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility



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  • Rebecca Jinks
    Senior Consultant with ACCSR

    Her work focuses on embedding sustainability and CSR concepts and practices into business operations. Her extensive working knowledge of sustainability principles and how they interact with business objectives was developed from many years working as a client advocate and embedded resource across financial, government and manufacturing industries. Previously, Rebecca worked in the property industry with national and global clients to achieve meaningful behaviour change to realise sustainable outcomes. She has been instrumental in driving change from conception to implementation including resource efficiency, sustainable supply chain management, environmental, risk management and reporting projects.

    Rebecca has a Bachelor of Science (Environmental) from the University of Melbourne and is completing a Masters of Environmental Management and Sustainability at Monash University. She is also the head of the Global Goals Academy for the United Nations Association of Australia (Victoria). The Academy hosts events to raise awareness with local professionals around issues relating to the Sustainable Developments Goals, and how they apply to the local context.

Alison Covington, Good 360



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  • Alison Covington
    Founder and Managing Director of Good 360

    Alison is an innovator, passionate about creating change that disrupts industries, empowers communities and creates a better world.

    As a Director of a multi-million public transport business, Alison developed a record for innovation and raising standards, increasing profitability in loss-making companies and guiding them through the obstacles of major industry reform.

    Her successful business prowess has become a platform for her philanthropic ideas – today, she uses her corporate expertise to benefit others and make a positive social difference.

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    Carolyn Kitto, STOP THE TRAFFIK



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    • Carolyn Kitto
      National Co-director of STOP THE TRAFFIK

      Carolyn Kitto is the national co-director of STOP THE TRAFFIK, a global movement to end human trafficking. STOP THE TRAFFIK is a coalition in Australia and works with activists and businesses to address supply chain issues. She has a background in international development, strategic planning and youth work.

    Laura McManus, Konica Minolta



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    • Laura McManus
      Ethical Sourcing Lead Konica Minolta


      Laura McManus is a business and human rights practitioner from Sydney, Australia with a keen interest in how companies and the non-for-profit sector can engage in meaningful and sustainable social impact. Her research interests include human trafficking for forced labour, the recruitment of migrant workers, domestic worker rights and ethical procurement.

      She has lived and worked in Nepal and the Netherlands where she explored her passion for child rights and youth participation in peace building. Her more recent work explores the growing nexus between the private sector, traditional CSR and rights holders. She was Co-author of the Tackling Modern Slavery in Supply Chains Guide, a publication by the Walk Free Foundation where she worked as a Project Lead with the Business Engagement team. Laura has conducted social compliance audits in Australia and enjoys engaging with workers and grassroots groups.

      She is currently Ethical Sourcing Lead at Konica Minolta Business Solutions Australia where she has developed and is implementing the business’s Ethical Sourcing Roadmap.

    Dr Leeora Black, Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility



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    • Dr Leeora Black
      Founder and Managing Director of The Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility


      “The opportunity to make a positive difference to the impact of business on society is at the heart of my passion for our work at ACCSR.”

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      Dr Leeora Black, Founder and Managing Director of The Australian Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility

      Leeora D. Black, PhD, is a globally recognised CSR and sustainability expert and has more than 30 years’ experience in helping organisations adapt to their changing environments.
      A driving force in the field of corporate social responsibility in Australia, Leeora is known for her pioneering work on stakeholder engagement, as much as her ability to analyse and solve complex CSR and management issues.

      Leeora works with senior managers and executive teams to create effective corporate and stakeholder strategies and build management capabilities. She is passionate about nurturing the development of the CSR profession and she works to transfer knowledge and skills to facilitate continuous improvement for clients and colleagues both during and after engagements.

      Leeora is highly sought-after as a speaker and facilitator of workshops and seminars on CSR and a widely-published author of books, articles and blogs. She is the author of The Social Licence to Operate: Your Management Framework for Complex Times.