Our Team

Bessi Graham

CEO & 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

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

Anthea Smits

Deputy 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

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

Two Feet Program 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 dog Wilco, Meagan is watching re-runs of The Nanny 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

Karen Knowles

Head of Australian Consulting


Karen brings strong commercial expertise to lead TDi’s Australian bespoke consulting and investment-readiness practices. With a career spanning six industries and three continents, Karen loves working with people to find and amplify their strengths. When she’s not making us all laugh in the TDi office, she’s travelling the world or getting lost in books, preferably at the same time.

  • Senior Executive MBA, Melbourne Business School
  • Principal, OsborneStewart
  • British Columbia Hydro, 10 years

Caroline Sanz

Enterprise Consultant


If you’ve met Caro, you know she’s always empowering people to unleash their potential and achieve things they never thought possible. A Spanish & Brazilian fusion, she’s a lover of culture, design and aesthetics and is a gun in the kitchen. So her ideal dinner date is no doubt, Heston Blumenthal.

  • Lecturer RMIT — New Venture Creation
  • Graduate in Masters of Development (Research), University of Sydney
  • Former Associate Consultant at Chandler Macleod Group

Ben Sandhu

Enterprise Consultant


Ben wants to change the conversation around business. A Perth boy, he’s happiest by the beach or when he’s about to snowboard down a mountain. Ben gives stuff a go and isn’t afraid of failure. Loves to listen to Shania Twain’s Man I Feel Like A Woman’ whilst he’s changing the world.

  • Former Associate at Bethnal Green Ventures, London
  • MBA Graduate, University of Westminister, London
  • Former Campaign Associate, The Global Poverty Project

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!)

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. 

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

CEO 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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