Close Search
 
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
News  |  Innovation

Lucy Turnbull Named NFP Patron


25 February 2016 at 10:16 am
Xavier Smerdon
Lucy Turnbull AO has been announced as the inaugural patron of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation.

Xavier Smerdon | 25 February 2016 at 10:16 am


0 Comments


 Print
Lucy Turnbull Named NFP Patron
25 February 2016 at 10:16 am

Lucy Turnbull AO has been announced as the inaugural patron of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation.

Businesswoman, philanthropist, former Lord Mayor of Sydney and the wife of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Lucy Turnbull’s new role will see her “help to promote the importance of and need for social innovation”.

LucyTurnbullSpeaking at the launch of its Innovation Age initiative to address the future of ageing, The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI) Chairman, Dr Nicholas Gruen, welcomed Turnbull as the organisation’s patron.

“I was thrilled when Lucy agreed to be patron. As she knows, we’re a fast growing team with bold ambitions and it’s great to have her on board as a supporter helping in all sorts of ways including helping us get the word out throughout Australia,” Gruen said.

Turnbull said she would be an enthusiastic supporter of TACSI and its projects.

“I’m excited to be supporting TASCI. With an impressive team of thinkers and doers, TASCI is broadening the innovation agenda beyond business, starting with listening to and working with individuals and communities,” Turnbull said.

CEO of TACSI, Carolyn Curtis, said Turnbull’s involvement with the organisation would be invaluable in raising the profile of social innovation.

“We have much respect for Ms Turnbull and through her role as Patron she will help to promote the importance of and need for social innovation, and assist TACSI in engaging key partners and supporters,” Curtis said.

Turnbull was appointed an officer of the Order of Australia in 2011, and has a long history of public service and philanthropic involvement ranging from medical welfare to social, educational and cultural causes.

She is currently the Chief Commissioner of the Greater Sydney Commission, a Director at Turnbull and Partners, and sits on various boards.

Founded in 2009, TACSI is an independent social enterprise that works with government, industry and community organisations nationally to develop, test and scale solutions to address complex social challenges. Current focus areas include ageing, child protection and disability.


Xavier Smerdon  |  Journalist  |  @XavierSmerdon

Xavier Smerdon is a journalist specialising in the Not for Profit sector. He writes breaking and investigative news articles.

PB Careers
Get your biweekly dose of news, opinion and analysis to keep you up to date with what’s happening and why it matters for you, sent every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers? Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au or download our contributor guidelines.

Advertisement

Virtual Congress - CPA Australia

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Pause Fest opens doors to NFPs to boost innovation

Maggie Coggan

Wednesday, 21st October 2020 at 6:03 pm

The need for a National Digital Inclusion Roadmap coming out of COVID-19

David Spriggs

Monday, 19th October 2020 at 2:24 pm

How often do you ask yourself MiOK – Am I OK?

Contributor

Tuesday, 13th October 2020 at 7:00 am

ACT making strides toward the Sustainable Development Goals

Maggie Coggan

Monday, 12th October 2020 at 5:44 pm

pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook
×