Our People

Anthea Smits

CEO


Annie takes any challenge head on and is a major problem solver and change maker. Although she spends a lot of time in the South Pacific, her favourite place is at home with her kids, eating ice cream.

  • Board member at UrbanLife
  • Founder of the 2h Project
  • Former National Sales Manager, Walt Disney

Olivia Clark Moffatt

Principal Australia Consultant


Olivia is an innovative leader who multiplies human capacity for social good. A natural innovator who uses new ideas and strategies to increase organisational health as well as individual performance. Her most recent experience was on the executive team of a large health and community services provider, and before that she was the founder of an alternative health and spirituality enterprise.

Anna Moegerlein

Pacific Investment Readiness Program Lead


Anna is constantly pioneering new ways of international development and is promoting community owned ideas. Between being in the South Pacific and Melbourne, Anna is happiest in nature and would love to take Buddha to dinner.

  • Senior Associate at Wendy Brooks
  • Former Senior Consultant in Strategy & Public Policy at Nous Group
  • Worked in Strategy & Evaluation at Adventist Development & Relief Agency, Kenya

Meagan Williams

Programs Lead


Meagan loves lighting a spark in people and she’s certainly a bright spark in TDi office. When she’s not playing with her giant four-legged friend Wilco, Meagan is taking advantage of Melbourne’s cultural offerings or spending time in the great outdoors. She’s currently seeking a dinner date with Michelle Obama to discuss driving positive change.

  • Former Business Manager, Global Leadership Foundation
  • Former leader of the Welcome Dinner Project, Victoria
  • Graduate in Social Impact, Swinburne University

Isaac Jefferies

Senior Consultant


Isaac is one of our Senior Consultants, helping social entrepreneurs to grow their business and become financially sustainable. He has worked with over 225 organisations across Australia, India, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea, from idea stage through to implementation and capital raising. When he’s not delivering TDi’s programs in Melbourne and Sydney, he is working to build agricultural projects in developing countries, supporting smallholder farmers to exit extreme poverty.

Andrea Glueck

Office & Project Manager


Andrea works at TDi because she wants to change the world, and she keeps us all under control at the same time. She’s happiest with her sons, playing in the snow, growing her own food or running bare feet through nature. (PS. She’s also an incredible glass artist!)

Shannon Gibbons

Project Manager


Shannon is passionate about connecting people, and seeing projects come together that benefit people in more ways than ever expected. Around here, she is also known as ‘Superwoman’ due to the fact that she juggles multiple hats and has experience and success in a variety of varying roles. She has a diverse work history that includes a multitude of managerial positions, such as Project Manager & Consultant for Benefit Capital where she still works part-time. Each and every day she makes sure we are all on track and achieving our mission and our goals here at TDi.

Jackie Colmar

Head of Communications


Jackie believes in the power of storytelling to build bridges, awaken potential, and inspire and empower others. Her background lies in marketing, communications and business development for mission-driven enterprises, and has on occasion, been known by the title “The Grant Queen”. She has worked with a variety of nonprofits and social enterprises from around the world to support them to better connect with their communities, and firmly believes that with the right tools and support anyone can be a changemaker.

Elisa Stone

Bookkeeper & EA to the CEO


With over 20 years in various administration and account roles, including as Administration Manager of urbanlife community, Elisa makes sure everything is in top shape over here at TDi. When she is not keeping us all on time and focused, you can find her on the weekends mastering crosswords and puzzles and spending time with her family and her garden.

Bismuth Hoban

Reception & Administration


Biz keeps all the little pieces moving in our calendars and in the office at large, and will probably be the first face you see when you come through our door. In their spare time, they’re an innovator in the field of weird new cupcake flavours, and a prolific reader.

Georgia Gibson

Communications Coordinator


Georgia is our resident word weaver who wants to spend her life working for organisations that take the future seriously. She dreams of her days cycling around Copenhagen, loves being by the beach and wants to swap stories with Meryl Streep and Gloria Steinem over a glass of Tempranillo.

David Newman

Communication Design


David makes all our work look ten times more beautiful, he’s an artistic wizard. He’d love to have a yarn with George Orwell over dinner, and dreams of days in small coastal Spanish towns. We’ve never met someone who can eat so many muffins in one day.

Jacqui Ralley

Finance Officer


Jacqui is the holder of all knowledge at TDi and has the highly sought after keys to the basement of donkey wheel house. Her favourite place in the world is Cambodia and her perfect night out is a musical (preferably Wicked), and dinner with Donald Trump (dead or alive!). 

Jack Emery

Financial Consultant


When someone asks Jack why?”, his response is why not?” This attitude has taken him throughout South America, but also means he’s balancing his Monash degree and crunching the numbers for us at TDi. 

Paul Steele

Co-founder


Paul has been working in the social enterprise space before the term impact investment’ entered common usage. A serial entrepreneur with experience in a range of industries, Paul has worked extensively in the philanthropic and social enterprise sectors in Australia and overseas, leveraging philanthropic capital for greatest impact.

  • Co-founder of Benefit Capital
  • Executive Director at Ethical Property Australia
  • CEO of donkey wheel Foundation

Bessi Graham

Co-founder


Bessi started TDi on the back of her desire to amplify impact in the world by helping capital flow to those creating great outcomes. Equally comfortable blasting cheesy pop music through her speakers or on the stage presenting her ideas as a thought-leader in the impact investment world, Bessi is always working to bring out the best in the team.

  • Co-founder of Benefit Capital
  • Board member at Social Impact Measurement Network Australia
  • Designer of the NAB Impact Investment Readiness Fund

Our Board

Corinne Proske

Chair of the Board


Corinne is the General Manager of Online and Retail at Good Shepherd Microfinance. Corinne joined the TDi Board back in 2015, while she was working for NAB in business banking and social responsibility.  As part of her responsibilities Corinne was responsible for NAB’s $130 million financial inclusion programs that focused on helping low income Australians access financial services. Corinne has over 10 years’ experience in the area of sustainability consulting, and has worked for EY and PwC. Her major fields of work have included environmental management and greenhouse emissions verification.

Trevor Thomas

Director


Trevor has been  at impact investment firm, Ethinvest for 20 years, and has spent years working abroad in economic development. Prior to that he was an economist with one of Australia’s major banks and AP Dow Jones Telerate. Trevor is a Certified Financial Planner, a Trustee of the John T Reid Charitable Trusts and the Ross Knowles Foundation and assists a number of charitable trusts and not-for-profit organisations with their investment strategies. Trevor has been a Director at TDi since 2013.

Bessi Graham

Co-founder and Board Member


Bessi started TDi on the back of her desire to amplify impact in the world by helping capital flow to those creating great outcomes. Equally comfortable blasting cheesy pop music through her speakers or on the stage presenting her ideas as a thought-leader in the impact investment world, Bessi is always working to bring out the best in the team.

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