Program speakers


Georgina Byron

Georgina was appointed CEO of The Snow Foundation in 2006 and has significantly grown its reach and impact. As the Foundation increased in capacity, it deepened its commitment to the local Canberra region and stepped outside to back dynamic start-up social entrepreneurs with bold national agendas. Over the last ten years, Georgina has led the further expansion and its commitment to social justice and backed some major social change projects; marriage equality, Raise the Rate campaign, and the elimination of rheumatic heart disease and crusted scabies in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
Georgina is passionate about creating social change to improve the lives of Australians, especially women and girls and First Australians. She is Deputy Chair of Sydney Community Foundation and Chair of Sydney Women’s Community Fund Advisory Council and is a previous director of Good360 and Chair of Philanthropy Australia’s Family Foundation Network. She has also served as a director for the Australian Women Donors Network, and Hands Across Canberra Community Foundation. Collaboration is central to the Foundation and Georgina has led several co-funding initiatives and brought innovative programs to the ACT.