Partner Story

Nush’s Story

When I first joined SVPM, the first organisation I was introduced to was Good Cycles. I loved the focus they had on both providing skills and employment for disadvantaged youth, as well as running a social enterprise. Since then, I’ve been more actively involved with Youthworx, another one of the NFP’s we support – similar …

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Wayne Saunders

I am a founding partner of SVPM so have been involved since 2013. The first 12 months were all about establishing Social Venture Partners Melbourne, its constitution, financials, strategy, committees, processes and potential programs. As part of the foundation work, I established the Investment Committee and took on the role of Chair. As a result …

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Ollie Lovell

I attended a partner’s dinner in late August of 2017, and have been involved ever since. I joined Social Venture Partners Melbourne because I was keen to meet and work with like minded philanthropists to increase my impact in the local community. I’d been donating as an effective altruists for several years, and thought it …

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Marianne Broadbent

I have been a partner at Social venture Partners Melbourne since 2013 as one of the three co-founders. My main role has been encouraging other Partners to become involved in engaged philanthropy and growing Social Venture Partners Melbourne. This included some early mentorship and providing early administrative support, and encouraging my husband, Robert to become …

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John Craven

When I sold my business a few years back I thought that I had a perfect opportunity to re-balance the way I devoted my energies. I chose a simple thirds model – a third of my attention to family, a third to my professional work in technology and strategic consulting and a third to contributing …

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Ian Adair

I have been an SVP partner in SVP Melbourne for about 5 years. I was invited to join by an ex work colleague after we moved back to Melbourne. At the time I was thinking about what else I could do with my life (I was working way less than “full time” as an Executive …

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