From: Wednesday April 4, 2018, 12:30 pm
To: Wednesday April 4, 2018, 2:00 pm
Speaking on "Count Me In – Hope and Financial Inclusion in Australia".
Adam has considerable experience in community development, social inclusion and financial services, working in Australia, Cambodia, England and New Zealand. He joined Good Shepherd Microfinance in 2012 from Reconciliation Australia, where his roles included Acting CEO, Director of Business Development and Director of Reconciliation Action Plans.
Adam was Head of Community Development Finance with ANZ from 2005 to 2008, prior to which he worked with development agency Concern Worldwide in Cambodia, where he helped establish Cambodia’s largest financially sustainable microfinance institution. Adam brings strong corporate, financial management and governance experience after senior roles with ANZ and Merrill Lynch, including CFO and Head of Finance.
Adam is a Board Director of PNG Microfinance Limited and a Board Committee Member of the National Congress of Australia’s First Peoples. He is a past director of Foresters Community Finance in Australia, past co-chair of the Indigenous Financial Services Network and past director of AMK Microfinance in Cambodia.
Adam has a Masters in International Development, a Masters in Applied Finance and is an Australian CPA. In 2014, he completed Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Rethinking Financial Inclusion program and in 2013 completed Harvard Business School’s Strategic Leadership for Inclusive Finance Program.
In 2015 Adam was voted into Pro Bono News’ Impact 25 which recognises the most influential people in the Australian social sector. As Chief Executive Officer Adam is responsible for identifying and developing Good Shepherd Microfinance’s strategic direction in collaboration with the Board.
Good Shepherd Microfinance is a world leader in financial inclusion products, services and advisory. The organisation offers fair and affordable financial programs to people on low incomes, and advisory services with a global reach. The Good Shepherd Microfinance team work collaboratively with the corporate, government and community sectors to create people-centred programs that enable clients to realise their own economic wellbeing, as they define it themselves. This approach leaves clients feeling valued and in control of their finances and lives.
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