Russ has an MBA from Melbourne Business School, is a former adviser to State and Federal Government ministers, a former exec at a leading national charity and is currently Vice President at Eating Disorders' Victoria and Company Secretary at the Social Impact Measurement Network of Australia (SIMNA).
A lightning-bolt moment for Russ was the ABC Learning/Goodstart Early Learning deal completed back in 2008-2009. Here was a commercial provider of child care services, ABC Learning – in administration – being bought out by a consortium of not-for-profit, government, for-profit and ‘social’ investors. The thought that we could combine the best of charity, investment, private businesses, philanthropy and government in getting better social outcomes and STILL compete financially with the big end of town … Wow!
Dale is management consultant with 20 years experience advising organisations across a range of industries, including energy, finance, education, health, tourism and social services. He specialises in strategy, innovation and data analytics. A childhood in Central America formed his sense of social justice, and he has been working for the last few years on helping social service organisations develop new services, develop growth strategies, and prepare for a more competitive social sector.
He is a former Director of the Victorian Council of Social Services.
He has degrees in Law and Economics, and lives in Melbourne.