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Kate joined The Social Outfit in 2019 after a multi-faceted career in social enterprise fundraising, various women’s wellbeing projects and community arts. Kate is a community builder, writer, strategic thinker, social change storyteller and creative producer. She loves bringing people together with a shared vision to drive social change!
Rob started his career as a marine engineering officer in the Royal Australian Navy. After 6 years and including active service in the Persian Gulf he retired from the Navy commenced working as a mechanical engineer in the construction industry. In 2010 he founded an organic soup kitchen in Sydney’s Kings Cross with the intention of bringing people together to share a meal. The success of the soup kitchen led him to create buy one give one social enterprise, Two Good Co, as a way to scale the soup kitchen without having to fundraise. Realising that their social impact was greater working with women who have experienced domestic violence, Two Good pivoted to focus on a mission to deliver good food and good things to every women’s safe house in Australia. Two Good now collaborates with Australia’s top chefs to donate thousands of meals each week, but what they are most proud of is that to make the meals, they employ women from the safe houses they serve. Two Good has recently expanded into other categories such as toiletries, apparel and homewares.
Duco is the founding General Manager of Haymarket HQ (HHQ), Australia’s first innovation hub and co-working space supporting entrepreneurs to grow into the Asia-Pacific. HHQ is funded by all levels of government and companies such as Alibaba and Australia Post.
In the past three years, Duco and his team supported nearly 600 companies expand into Asia and were responsible for bringing $700m of companies into Australia.
Prior to coming to Australia, Duco lived in China for seven years where he worked with MNCs and state-owned enterprises and helped form one of China’s first industrial incubators.
Cindy is the Founding Chief Executive Officer of the Mill House Ventures, the Canberra region’s first dedicated social enterprise business development consultancy. Cindy has worked as a venture capital investment manager and in senior management roles at large corporate organisations in Australia and the United States. She has also worked as a Policy Advisor and Senior Analyst in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Assistant Director in the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. An experienced facilitator, trainer, and networker, Cindy excels in connecting people and ideas to solve complex problems.