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Carol Schwartz - Chariman, Our Community

Carol Schwartz AM


Carol is the founding chair and lead social investor in Our Community, and chairs the Our Community Foundation Board.

A visionary leader, Carol has had an impact on all aspects of Australian society through her business achievements and her involvement in one of this country's most diverse portfolios of board appointments.

Carol works with innovative people, organisations, systems and communities to achieve transformative outcomes. Through this work she has played an important and pioneering role in the development of a new type of organisation in Australia - social enterprise.

In addition to her ground-breaking work with social enterprises such as Our Community, Carol also has high-level involvement in organisations as diverse as Qualitas Property Partners, Yarra Capital Partners, Melbourne Business School, the Australian Innovation Research Centre, Enterprise Melbourne Advisory Board, and Stockland.

Past high-level leadership roles have spanned business (Industry Superannuation Property Trust, Property Council of Australia, Highpoint Property Group, Anstat, OPSM), government (VicHealth, Docklands Authority, Future Melbourne Reference Group), the arts (Comedy Festival, Australian Ballet School, National Gallery of Australia, Melbourne International Arts Festival), health (Mental Health Research Institute, Baker Institute) and community (Australian Bush Heritage Fund, Western Chances, Social Ventures Australia).

Carol is passionate about social change, having founded the Trawalla Foundation, a social investment body, as well as the Women's Leadership Institute Australia, which is working to radically boost the number of women in leadership positions in Australia.

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Our Community Pty Ltd   www.ourcommunity.com.au   ABN 24 094 608 705
National Headquarters: 51 Stanley St, West Melbourne Victoria 3003 Australia
(PO Box 354 North Melbourne 3051 Victoria)
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