Our team are passionate about the ability for our investments to make a real world difference to some of our most challenging societal and environmental problems. As such, we’re focused on impact investments that deliver top-tier financial returns in conjunction with positive social and environmental outcomes.
Our team work hard to find inspiring opportunities to invest in, then support them to achieve even greater success. It’s challenging work, but incredibly satisfying.
"I am committed to utilise the skills gained from my corporate experience to work with businesses that intend to change the world."
Irene is an Executive Director at Inspire Impact where she leads the advisory and investment execution program. She is an experienced investment professional with over 6 years' experience in corporate finance, advisory and private equity investing. Prior to joining Inspire Impact, Irene worked as an associate at Liverpool Partners, where she gained extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, due diligence and capital raising.
Irene holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Master in Audit and Management Development (with Distinction) from the Barcelona Business School and has completed an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management in Sydney.
"I believe that investor capital has an important role to play in establishing and growing businesses that are creating positive social change. I love playing the role of connecting the capital to the businesses that need it."
Laurie is an Investment Director at Inspire Impact where she leads the team delivering and managing the real estate funds within the portfolio. She has 10 years’ experience working within the impact investing field with a key focus on real estate transactions. Prior to joining Inspire Impact she worked as an Associate Director at Social Ventures Australia where she gained extensive experience in originating and executing on impact investing transactions.
Laurie holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Master in Business Management from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa. Her Master’s thesis focused on social enterprises and how the skills of the leadership team impacted on the successful functioning of these businesses.
"I have been fortunate enough to experience how business can be a powerful vehicle for societal change. I hope to continue to empower more business to seize this opportunity."
Poppy is a highly regarded growth and impact-focused disability sector leader, with a strong reputation across the industry. Poppy has spent the last 14 years working with some of the most highly regarded disability service providers redesigning, building, and scaling highly successful business models that have delivered proven positive commercial and social impact outcomes.
Poppy holds a Bachelor of Psychology and Bachelor of Health from Macquarie University.
“I believe that the success of an investment should be measured not only by its ability to generate outsized financial returns but also to seek positive social and environmental outcomes. It is truly rewarding to identify profitable investing opportunities whilst witnessing first-hand the transformative impact that this can have on people’s lives”
Hugo is a Director of Real Assets at Inspire Impact with 12 year’s experience across the traditional and alternative real-estate sector. Prior to joining Inspire Impact, Hugo worked at Goldman Sachs Asset Management in London and Sydney, and at Lone Star Funds in Dublin and London. Hugo holds a Bachelor in Economics and Geography from University College London and a Master in Real Estate Investing from Cass Business School.
"I am excited to be part of a team where I can apply my experience to develop positive outcomes for the planet and people through investing.”
Josh is an Investment Manager at Inspire Impact and has over 10 years' experience working in FTSE 100 Corporate Development, Corporate Finance advisory and investment management roles during time spent in London. Josh has particular experience in sustainable technologies as well as the automotive and broader industrials sectors.
Josh holds a Bachelor of Building Design from Central Queensland University.
“My focus at Inspire Impact is to deliver great outcomes for investors and SDA partners through my role in providing Australians living with a disability a choice in the type of accommodation that they wish to live in.”
Callum has 12 years’ experience within the property development industry working across multiple assets classes. Prior to joining Inspire Impact, Callum held positions with both Frasers Property Australia and Hamton Property Group where he delivered a wide range of residential accommodation.
Callum is currently undertaking the Master of Applied Finance at Macquarie University and previously completed the Bachelor of Applied Science (Project Management) at RMIT University.
“I am passionate about delivering meaningful solutions for businesses and investors”
Aleks has over four years’ experience in Private Equity and Investment Banking across Australasia. Prior to joining, Aleks held roles with Waterman Capital and Macquarie Capital, in Auckland, New Zealand.
Aleks holds a conjoint Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Molecular Pharmacology, Medicinal Chemistry) and Bachelor of Commerce (Finance, Econometrics) from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
“I am dedicated to applying my skills to advance social and environmental solutions through investments while providing investors with attractive returns.”
Kevin is an Investment Associate with the Inspire Impact Property Fund investment team. Prior to joining Inspire Impact, Kevin gained 4.5 years of property investing experience at global financial investment management firm Principal Global Investors in London.
Kevin holds a Bachelor in International Hospitality Management from EHL Hospitality Business School Lausanne.
“There is no greater disability in society than the inability to see a person as more. I feel fortunate to be able to use my skills in support of a better future for our society”
Fran has 20 years corporate accounting experience. From large corporations and government entities to entrepreneur led SMBs, Fran has served as a trusted 2iC and partner to the C-suite.
Experienced in finance model review, equity funding management, project cashflow management, cost management & multi-level reporting.
Fran holds an Advance Diploma in Accounting & Finance (with distinction)
"It is rewarding to be a part of a passionate team that works together and strives to lead the way in demonstrating sustainability in the workplace and social responsibility."
Bill sits on the Board of Inspire Impact. He has been involved in Investment Banking and Stockbroking for over 30 years.
Bill was previously a long-time Hill Samuel, Macquarie Bank executive retiring in 2010 after over 27 years with the Investment Bank. During this time, he held a variety of senior management positions including the first Sydney Branch Manager of the retail bank, Managing Director of Macquarie Equities and joint head of Macquarie Underwriting Limited.
"I am passionate about giving a voice to people with a disability, I love that my work through InspireImpact allows me to do this."
Nicky is Board Member of Flying Fox, an organisation providing social life changing opportunities for people with a disability. She is an accomplished, passionate business leader having had 20 years’ experience as Co-founder and Executive Director of Unified Healthcare Group (UHG). Nicky is now leveraging her experience, focusing on investing, advisory services and community.
Nicky holds a Bachelor of Law and Economics.
"The underlying theme in the Victor Smorgon Group investments is “partnership businesses”,harnessing, encouraging, and investing in the talent, skills, and expertise of others to optimise outcomes."
Peter was appointed Managing Director of the Victor Smorgon Group in 1996 after 8 years in various roles in Smorgon Steel including: Manufacturing, Factory Management, Steel processing and General Management. His roles included various assignments in Tasmania, Sydney, and Melbourne. At the time, Smorgon Steel was Australia’s second largest steel producer behind BHP.
Since then, Peter’s management of the diversified portfolio of the Victor Smorgon Group has grown to include a range of successful businesses in a diverse range of industries.
"I am passionate about allocating capital to create intergenerational impact."
Jonathan has over 10 years of senior experience in the corporate mid-market as both an investor and adviser across sectors in private equity, corporate advisory, equity capital markets and operational management.
He is the Managing Partner of Liverpool Partners and the Founder of The Generations Foundation , through which both Liverpool Partners and Inspire Impact channel their philanthropical programs.
Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Business with Double Majors in Accounting and Finance (with Distinction) from the University of Technology Sydney, post graduate qualifications in Corporate and Applied Finance (FINSIA) and the CAIA qualification.
Liverpool is our Private Equity arm. Liverpool Partners is a leading private equity investor with a focus on investing sustainably and responsibly in mid-market businesses seeking rapid growth in the industries of tomorrow.Learn more
Inspire Impact is a profit for purpose organisation that seeks to invest into a range of assets that explicitly and positively impact the society and environment in which we all live. We believe that tangible and measurable social and environmental benefits can be achieved alongside top-tier investment grade returns.
In line with our multi-generational outlook, The Generations Foundation supports children to obtain a quality education where they otherwise would not. The Generations Foundation is supported by all staff in the Liverpool Partners and Inspire Impact team, alongside businesses that we’ve invested in and partnered with.Learn more