Program speakers


Rosemary Addis

Founding Partner – Mondiale Impact

Rosemary Addis is serious about impact.  Rosemary’s portfolio of Chair, board and advisory roles is anchored by her role as Founding Managing Partner of Mondiale Impact, working alongside boards and other decision-makers grappling with social and environmental impact.  Her industry experience has seen her appointed Enterprise Professor at the University of Melbourne and Industry Professor at University College London.  She is a Global Ambassador for the Global Steering Group for Impact Investment. 

Rosemary’s unique combination of commercial acumen, strategic insight and transformational leadership has made her a go-to principal for breakthrough solutions to complex issues.  She is globally recognised as a director and strategist at the forefront of innovation and investment for impact, sustainability and social innovation. 

Her 30+ year track record spans a global legal career including as an equity partner of Allens-Linklaters, Social Innovation Strategist for the Australian Government, G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce and Founding Chair of Impact Investing Australia (Market Builder of the Year 2018 and 2020).   

Rosemary has led design and execution of ground-breaking impact funds and enterprises.  She advised SDG Impact at the United Nations Development Programme, the OECD Social Impact Investing Initiative, the World Economic Forum Ideas to Practice, a World Bank Steering Group for Innovative Finance and clients internationally from major corporates and banks to institutional investors and asset managers, foundations and governments.   

In 2020 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) and has also been recognised as an inaugural Sorenson Impact Leader (2021), by Women in Finance ranking among top thought leaders (2017), Australia’s 100 Women of Influence for contributions to innovation (2015) and by Chambers Global as one of the world’s leading lawyers (2002 and 2003). 

Her thought leadership is published widely and her work is the subject of numerous international case studies informing a generation of leaders.