Program speakers


Rosemary Addis

Rosemary is an internationally recognised leader, director and strategist in impact, sustainability and innovation. She brings a unique combination of commercial acumen, strategic insight and foresight and transformational leadership that has shaped breakthrough innovations, organisations and markets.

Rosemary is Managing Partner of Mondiale Impact, a unique global, practitioner-led partnership of trusted advisors activating Boards and decision-makers to be ready for the future of business and investment in a changing world. She is Enterprise Professor of Impact, Sustainability and Innovation in the Faculty of Business & Economics at the University of Melbourne, complementing a portfolio of Chair and Board roles including, Chairing the Board of Advisors of investment firm Sweef Capital.

Her 30+ year track record spans a global legal career including as an equity partner of Allens-Linklaters advising major corporates, investment firms and governments, Social Innovation Strategist for the Australian Government, member of the G8 Social Impact Investment Taskforce and Founding Chair of Impact Investing Australia (Market Builder of the Year 2018 & 2020). Rosemary has advised leading private sector organisations, governments and multi-laterals including the OECD, United Nations Development Programme, World Bank, Harvard Kennedy School and Oxford Said Business School and represented Australia on the G8 Social Investment Taskforce (2103-15).

She was recognised as an inaugural Sorenson Global Impact Leader (2022), for lifetime contributions to impact (2020), Member of the Order of Australia (2020), made a Global Ambassador of the Global Steering Group on Impact Investment spanning 40+ countries (2020), ranked among top thought leaders by Women in Finance (2017) and Australia’s 100 Women of Influence for contributions to innovation (2015) and was ranked by Chambers Global among the world’s leading lawyers (2002-3) and her thought leadership is published widely.