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Meet Pro Bono News’ first editorial advisory board


16 April 2020 at 8:02 am
Wendy Williams
“The board will play an instrumental role in making sure our news service reflects the real mood of what’s going on in the sector.” 


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Meet Pro Bono News’ first editorial advisory board
16 April 2020 at 8:02 am

“The board will play an instrumental role in making sure our news service reflects the real mood of what’s going on in the sector.” 

Pro Bono News has appointed expert leaders from across Australia’s social sector to join its inaugural editorial advisory board.

The board will ensure that Pro Bono News meets and reacts to the varying needs of the communities it serves.

The 13 leaders chosen have expertise that spans the breadth and depth of the social economy.

As board members they will provide the news team with expert insights and inform the news service by contributing ideas and articles.

Pro Bono Australia founder and CEO Karen Mahlab AM said she was delighted that such an esteemed group of sector experts had agreed to share their time and expertise to help Pro Bono Australia in its mission to support a thriving social economy. 

“The news team strives to inform, update, amuse, inspire and activate the social sector. To do this effectively we need to have our fingers on the pulse of what is happening across the sector and understand the issues that matter to our readers,” Mahlab said.

“Our new advisory board will play an instrumental role in making sure our news service reflects the real mood of what’s going on in the sector.” 

While the role of the board is to advise and help inform the overall direction of the news service, editorial control remains with the editor.

Members are appointed for one year.

Here are the members of Pro Bono News’ inaugural editorial advisory board:

 

David Crosbie, CEO of the Community Council for Australia.

Carolyn Curtis, CEO of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI).

Graeme Innes AM, lawyer, human rights activist and former Disability Discrimination Commissioner.

Clare Land, research fellow at Moondani Balluk Academic Unit, where she runs the ARC-funded Northland Campaign Community History Project.

Jack Latimore, a senior editor for NITV News and a columnist for the Guardian. 

Fiona Menzies, CEO of Creative Partnerships Australia.

Amanda Miller, co-founder Impact Generation Partners and co-chair of Philanthropy Australia.

Matt Pfahlert, co-founder and CEO of the Australian Centre for Rural Entrepreneurship.

Paul Ronalds, CEO of Save The Children Australia.

Krystian Seibert, Industry Fellow at Swinburne University of Technology and policy adviser at Philanthropy Australia.

Dhakshayini Sooriyakumaran, human rights director at the Australasian Centre for Corporate Responsibility (ACCR).

John Spierings, former executive officer at Reichstein Foundation.

Malinda Wink, global director of Good Pitch at DOC SOCIETY.

 

For more information about the editorial advisory board and for bios of each of the board members see: https://probonoaustralia.com.au/editorial-advisory-board/


Wendy Williams  |  Editor  |  @WendyAnWilliams

Wendy Williams is a journalist specialising in the not-for-profit sector and broader social economy. She has been the editor of Pro Bono News since 2018.

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