Nassim is passionate about the governance of community organisations and social justice. He has been involved in the governance of various community organisations including Common Equity NSW; an organisation supporting and developing co-operative housing in NSW, and the Australian Federation of Aids Organisations. He currently works as the CEO of the National Association of Community Legal Centres after working as a lawyer in the community legal sector since 1999.
A commercial lawyer with a decade of experience in legal and governance compliance including 5 years in-house advising boards and CEOs in Australia and the UK. She is currently the Legal Counsel, at CPB Contractors Pty Ltd where she reviewing proposed contracts and providing legal advice on construction projects in NSW, QLD and NZ as well as preparing and negotiating various other types of contracts (services contracts, leases, licences, consortium agreements, joint venture agreements, alliance agreements, confidentiality agreements, teaming agreements etc); Natalie also contributed to the foundation of KinoVino in London, a cinema and dining experience, that named one of the top supper clubs in the city by Time Out London.
Dr Shahar Burla is an Editor for Plus61J and a Senior Philanthropy Executive at Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect). He is passionate about films and teaching the course “War & Peace In the Middle East Through Film” at Mosman Community College in the last 5 years.
Linda is a strategic, practical fundraiser with more than 12 years’ experience in the philanthropic sector. She worked as Director of Development at Documentary Australia Foundation Advocating and developing opportunities for philanthropic support of Australian documentary filmmaking. Linda is currently a Development Manager at St Vincent’s Private Hospital Sydney.
Sophie is a senior policy and strategy manager in the NSW Government. Her previous experience spans international investment attraction, facilitating cross-sector partnerships across government, business and industry, and management consulting. She has a particular interest in strategic advisory for not-for-profit organisations. Sophie holds a BA in Communications, BA in International Studies and a Juris Doctor.
Sam Griffin (Treasurer)
Sam is Head of Documentary and Specialist Factual at Essential Media Group, and was previously a documentary investment manager at Screen Australia where she was involved in the development, funding and management of a slate of award-winning feature documentaries, nationally-significant television series, and emerging filmmaker initiatives. Before moving back to Sydney in 2010, Sam worked in New York for 15 years os a producer of internationally-distributed fashion and arts factual content.
Kris is a creative business development specialist with 12 years experience in producing events, forging partnerships, growing creative businesses and managing not for profit organisations. Kris was director of the Glebe Street Fair in 2015 & 2016, Development Manager of the 2017 Sydney Fringe Festival and most recently Marketing and Partnerships manager at Urban Theatre Projects. In 2015 he won the Sydney Young Entrepreneur of the Year award at the NSW Business Chamber Awards.