meet the

TDi team

Anthea Smits

CEO

Anthea is an impact investor and social entrepreneur, having started her first social enterprise over 20 years ago. She currently sits on the board of the 2h project, a development organisation in Cambodia that runs micro-finance and social enterprise development programs. With commercial experience working as the National Sales Manager for the Walt Disney Company, and extensive experience in the not-for-profit sector leading a church with a pioneering focus on community development and social enterprise, Anthea is committed to seeing the world transformed through innovative ideas addressing issues of social change.

Outside of TDi, Anthea can be found spending quality time with her husband, three children and Cavoodle.

Anna Moegerlein

Deputy CEO

Anna leads our work in the Pacific with extensive experience in building social enterprises, program design, strategy and evaluation across the Pacific. 

Anna is committed to drawing on the best of both business and social policy design to address inequality.

In Australia, Anna has worked as a consultant and senior associate at a mid-sized, values-based management consultancy, and  has also worked in Kenya, building measurement frameworks for development work.

When not at TDi, Anna has a love of the outdoors and can be found hiking a mountain or riding her bike exploring Australia’s beautiful landscapes.

Shannon Gibbons  

Head of Platform

Shannon brings a diverse range of skills to the TDi team, both operationally and in program and consulting delivery. Shannon has a keen eye for developing tools, systems and processes that support the work that TDi does. Drawing on experts in the field, she works in the background to ensure that TDi is true to its values and culture. Shannon can also be seen project managing client work as well as consulting and delivering on the ground.

Shannon has a Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship) and a Graduate Diploma of Education (Primary).

Shannon is energised outside of TDi when she’s with her husband, two boys and female ally on four legs, Hazel.

Carlo Demaio  

Senior Consultant

Carlo has spent more than a decade working with corporate and for-purpose organisations to improve their capability, sustainability and impact. With a passion for amplifying social impact through business, he brings strengths in strategic thinking, innovation, capability building and entrepreneurship. Prior to TDi, Carlo provided support to start-ups and established businesses locally and internationally, was an executive director of a leading healthcare organisation, co-founded a health technology company and was a senior advisor in people, culture and change for large, high-performing organisations.

Outside of work, Carlo is likely exploring the outdoors, woodworking or preparing slow-cooked feasts.

Isaac Jeffries  

Accelerator Lead

Isaac is a Senior Consultant, 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.

Isaac helps entrepreneurs create strong value propositions that attract new customers, and financial models that allow the business to increase their surplus and social impact simultaneously.

When he’s not delivering TDi’s programs, Isaac is building agricultural projects in developing countries, enabling smallholder farmers to exit extreme poverty.

Erin Wallis

Consultant

Erin works as a consultant, supporting projects across Australia and the Pacific. With a background in corporate communications, she brings extensive experience in understanding customer behaviour, and qualitative interviewing. Prior to joining TDi she supported businesses to analyse new market opportunities and identify and develop growth strategies. Erin has a Masters of Business Administration from Monash.

Outside of TDi, Erin enjoys growing her own veggies and spending time in the great outdoors with her partner, Adrian, and dog, Ponyo.

Elisa Stone 

Bookkeeper & Executive Assistant

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.

our board

 

Corinne Proske

Chairperson

Corinne heads Speckle, a social enterprise which delivers an ethical alternative to payday lending. Corinne has extensive expertise working across government, not-for profit and private sectors and is passionate about delivering business outcomes that are fair and good for the planet. More recently Corinne worked at Good Shepherd Microfinance on designing and delivering programs which allow low income Australians to access financial services. Corinne has also worked at NAB in business banking and social responsibility. As part of her responsibilities Corinne was responsible for NAB’s $130 million financial inclusion programs and the organisation’s inaugural Impact investment strategy.

Corinne is currently a Director of the Catholic Development Fund Melbourne, active member of the Australian Sustainable Finance Initiative and an expert panel member of the Impact Investment Australia’s Growth Grants. Recognised by ASIC for her work on financial literacy in 2013, Corinne is also a recipient on a Churchill Fellowship.

Carolyn Curtis
Director

As CEO of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI), Carolyn Curtis brings over 20 years’ experience working in social innovation and child welfare to her role.

Starting her career as a frontline child protection worker, Carolyn wanted to help give children the best opportunities in life. After a decade working in government she realised she would struggle to drive the change needed from the inside.

Formed in 2009 as a South Australian Government initiative, Carolyn was a founding member of TACSI’s radical redesign team. She went on to become the founding Director of Family by Family, TACSI’s first venture, which is now scaling in Australia and internationally. Since becoming the CEO in 2012 Carolyn has grown TACSI to become an independent not-for-profit organisation working on projects and initiatives across Australia.

Under Carolyn’s leadership, TACSI works on some of our most complex social challenges. From the pressures of an ageing population, to growing inequality and out-dated and ineffective public services, Carolyn believes social innovation is key to tackling the challenges of our time.

Carolyn is a Non-Executive Director for world-leading social innovation network, The Social Innovation Exchange. She is also on the board of The Fay Fuller Foundation.

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