The Search™ Judging Panel and Process

The Search™ Judging Panel and Process
Judging Panel
The Search Judging Panel is comprised of respected cross-sector social leaders. To assist their decision-making, the Judging Panel
will have access to expert advisors with particular knowledge of certain complex social challenges, for example overcoming Indigenous
disadvantage or intergenerational unemployment.
David Crosbie - CEO, the Community Council for Australia
David Crosbie is CEO of the Community Council for Australia, an independent member-based organisation
dedicated to building flourishing communities primarily by enhancing the extraordinary work of the not-for profit
sector in Australia.
David is a member of the Not-for-Profit Sector Reform Council, a member of the Advisory Board for the Australian
Charities and Not-for-profit Commission, and a Board Director of the Foundation Alcohol Research and Education.
He was a Chair of the National Compact Expert Advisory Group and a member of the National Compact Sector
Advisory Group.
David has spent more than 20 years as CEO of significant organisations and has been a member of many key
national policy advisory groups including the Australian National Council on Drugs, the Mental Health Advisory
Council and the Community Response Task Force set up by Julia Gillard to advise on responses to the Global
Financial Crisis. He has also received numerous awards recognising his contribution to the mental health and
alcohol and drug sectors.
Fay Hanleybrown - Managing Director, FSG
Fay leads FSG’s Seattle office and Collective Impact approach area. She works with private foundations, corporate
clients, community foundations and non-profits to discover better ways to solve social problems. Since 2002,
Fay has led over 50 consulting engagements for FSG in the areas of strategy, program design, cross-sector
collaborations, and evaluation. This has included the design and launch of collective impact efforts, including an
effort to increase educational outcomes from cradle to college and career in Seattle and South King County.
Fay has published several articles, including Channeling Change: Making Collective Impact Work and Collective
Impact for Opportunity Youth. She speaks regularly about philanthropic effectiveness, including collective impact
and shared measurement. Prior to FSG, Fay was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. She holds an M.B.A. from
Harvard Business School and a B.A., cum laude, from Princeton University.
Scott Johnson, Chief Executive Officer, Social Solutions Group
Scott is the Chief Executive Officer of Social Solutions, a US based company whose mission is to challenge and
equip organisations to turn good intent into measurable change by relating Efforts to Outcomes.
In joining Social Solutions, Scott was able to blend his passion for helping those at risk with his leadership in software
solutions. Scott is the founder of two not-for-profit organisations - Jehovah-Jireh, whose mission is to establish
children’s homes in Africa, and Hoops for Heaven, which uses basketball as a means to provide assistance to at-risk
young men in Montgomery County, PA.
Prior to joining Social Solutions, Scott worked in the software industry for almost 20 years. He spent 14 years in the
public sector focusing on providing solutions to improve Social Services agencies and has held senior management
positions at Oracle, Haley, and Curam Software.
Jocelyn Murphy AM
Jocelyn has an extensive career in leadership in the not-for-profit and commercial sectors both as a CEO and
in corporate governance as a Chair and Board Director. She has been a member of Westpac Foundation since
August 2011. Jocelyn has broad experience in fundraising in Australia as CEO of YWCA NSW and YWCA South
West Queensland, and internationally for the World YWCA, a global NGO, as Corporate Partnerships Director. She
brought the first volunteer child mentoring program, Big Sisters Big Brothers, to Australia. It is now Australia wide
and is recognised as the safest and most rigorous program of its kind. Jocelyn was appointed a Life Member at
Convention in Canberra in 2009 and was appointed a Member in the Order of Australia (AM) in January 2007 in
recognition of 40 years of work with the YWCA and with other not-for-profit organisations.
Seri Renkin – CEO, Ten20 Foundation
Seri is CEO of the Ten20 Foundation, an Australian venture Philanthropy organisation dedicated over ten years,
to transform the life pathways of a generation of children, and young people in 20 of our most disadvantaged
communities. Seri has over 20 years’ experience working in the non-profit, philanthropic government and
corporate sectors, supporting development of sustainable organisations and facilitating cross sector partnerships
to improve outcomes for the most disadvantaged in Australia. Prior to 2012 Seri undertook a range of roles at
Social Ventures Australia (SVA), including Director of their Melbourne office. She has worked for Accenture in
Australia and New Zealand and Hay Management Consultants in London. Seri serves on the boards of Play for Life,
International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) and the IWDA Trust.
Vivien Twyford – Founder, Twyfords Consulting
Vivien believes that, as the population grows and world resources are depleted, people will need to work together
to thrive. The ability to address “wicked” problems that have no simple solutions and require a new approach
to problem solving will be a necessary skill. Vivien supports politicians, boards and executives in changing their
approach from “the experts know best – we’ll give you the best technical answer” to one where cooperation and
collaboration between a range of stakeholders creates wisdom and enduring solutions.
Jeff Whalan AO – Managing Director, Jeff Whalan Learning Group
Jeff Whalan is the Managing Director of Jeff Whalan Learning Group. He works with CEOs, senior executives
and organisations to help them improve their performance by facilitating Executive Learning Groups providing
Executive Coaching/Mentoring; and undertaking consultancy services.
Jeff provides services to senior executives in a range of Australian Commonwealth and State/ Territory
Government organisations and well as those in New Zealand. In doing so he draws on his extensive background,
including almost 20 years as a senior executive in the public sector.
Until September 2008 Jeff was the CEO of Centrelink, and was appointed as an Officer of the Order of Australia in
Andrew Young – CEO, the Centre for Social Impact
Andrew joined the Centre for Social Impact (CSI) as their CEO in 2012. Prior to that, he was the CEO of youth
cancer charity CanTeen for eight years, winning the Equity Trustees’ Not-for-Profit CEO First Year Achiever Award
in 2005. During this time, he co-founded Emerging Leaders for Social Change (ELSC) - a group of emerging leaders
with an interest in creating greater social impact through a stronger social sector and cross-sectoral collaboration.
Andrew joined the social sector in 2000 as head of marketing and fundraising for The Smith Family.
Andrew first career was as a strategy consultant with Andersen Consulting. He holds a PhD in engineering from the
University of Adelaide.
Andrew is dedicated to improving the effectiveness of social impact across the social purpose, government and
corporate sectors in Australia. He brings a systems approach and believes that the keys to improving social impact
include an outcomes focus, evidence & measurement, collaboration and leadership development.
Judging Process
The Search will take place over 9 months - from launch to announcement of the selected community. It is designed as a staged capacitybuilding process to build the knowledge and capability of applicant communities around implementing the Collective Impact framework.
Communities are invited to submit an Expression of Interest by 17 September 2014. The Search Expression of Interest form can be
accessed at
The Judging Panel will review all received Expressions of Interest and select a shortlist of up to a maximum of 10 high potential
communities. The shortlisted communities will be announced on 16 October 2014.