Program speakers


Kris Ashpole

Chief Executive Officer – Goodman Foundation

Kris leads the Goodman Foundation across the regions where Goodman operates, Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, UK, Europe, North America and Brazil.

Prior to joining Goodman, Kris was Head of Global Community Impact ANZ for Johnson & Johnson and on the leadership team for J&J’s Global Community Impact Alliance.  

Through roles in federal and state governments, the not-for-profit and business sector, Kris has dedicated her career to creating positive social change through health, community development, and humanitarian aid.  

Kris was a Director on the Board of the Bridging the Gap Foundation for several years to 2023, previous Chair of the Collaboration for Health in Papua New Guinea and member of the Corporate Working Group to develop Australia’s volunteering strategy 2023 to 2033. 

Kris holds a Master of Public Health, a Bachelor of Applied Science, is a Graduate of the Australian Company Directors and was honoured with a Service to the Community award by the ACT Government.