Liz Gillies has had over 20 years experience in a range of fields that complement working for social impact. She had held positions at multinational corporation Hoechst Australia, the Victorian Farmers Federation, Deakin University, the Parliament of Victoria and the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust. In addition she has served on a number of Boards including UnitingCare LifeAssist, Public Galleries Association of Victoria, Social Firms Australia and the Towards a Just Society Foundation’s Development Committee.
Liz joined the Melbourne Business School (MBS) in March 2009. She was instrumental in establishing the Asia Pacific Social Impact Leadership Centre and the Centre for Ethical Leadership at MBS and in November 2011, was selected to be the inaugural Trust Company Fellow to lead a three-year research partnership between APSILC and The Trust Company focussing on strategic impact and theories of change in philanthropy. Liz is currently involved in a range of initiatives focussing on capacity building in the third sector, corporate social responsibility and shared value, and best practice models in philanthropy.