An experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry, Damian’s skillsets span finance, risk, governance, education and advocacy, in particular driving change across not for profit membership-based organizations in collaboration with key stakeholders including regulators, government departments and Ministers.
Damian is an experienced Company Secretary and Board Director, holding a Fellowship from the Governance Institute of Australia. In his role as the Chief Executive Officer of the Forest Stewardship Council Australia and New Zealand, Damian promotes the environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable management of the world’s forests.
His vision for the Centre for Financial Wellbeing is to move the dial on financial inclusion, resilience and wellbeing for the millions of Australians who lack access to safe and affordable finance, and experience high financial stress. As the Independent Chair of Go Girls Foundation, Damian is particularly passionate about addressing the financial challenges faced by women and girls, who are more likely to be financially excluded.