John was awarded a University Medal in Mathematics from ANU, has an MA in Biblical Studies and a PhD in Social Enterprise and development. He spent 17 years in the finance industry before joining overseas aid and development NGO, TEAR Australia, in 2005, managing first their NSW and then the Australian operations. John currently manages a charitable foundation and is involved with numerous NGOs, with both an environmental and anti-poverty focus.


Howard was awarded a university medal in Economics at the Australian National University. He worked at the Australian Treasury, an investment bank and was a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for International and Public Law at the Australian National University. He co-founded and was a Director of Australian Ethical Investment for 20 years until 2011. Howard was also a Director of 2 other ASX listed companies. He is currently Chairman of the ACT Long Service Leave Authority.


Adam is the founder and executive director of the Future Super Group, which offers a wide range of ethical financial services products including Australia’s first fossil fuel free super fund. Previous to this, he spent nine years at Australian Ethical Investment where he was the Senior Relationships Manager with a focus on building ethical investment among individuals, financial planners and employers. Adam is also a committee member of the Canberra chapter of Co-operation in Development, a charity that builds schools in the poorest areas of Bangladesh.


Rachel’s career has spanned the UK, Australia and the USA, focusing on start-up leadership, fundraising and strategic business development, primarily in the environmental sector. She has successfully launched organisations across the globe, raising millions in funding and brokering complex deals with governments, financiers, philanthropists and local peoples. Rachel works with various charities and not-for-profit organisations that focus on the environment and mentoring women.