At CEO (Boardroom Media) we track over 1,000,000 startups and over 5,000,000 people who hold key positions in these companies. We use this directory of startups to highlight top employees, founders and board members we think deserve more appreciation than they are currently getting.
This list showcases the top Sydney based CEO’ operating in the Non Profit space. If you think a CEO’ is missing from this list, feel free to contact our editor on [email protected]
The individuals on this list have been included because of exceptional performance in one of the following categories:
- Innovation – Operating as a key part in an extremely innovative business or startup.
- Growth – Operating as a key figure in the growth and upscale of a market leading business or startup.
- Management – Showing exceptional management skills.
- Societal impact – Putting their business on the map for their positive societal or environmental impact.
Our Data – We source our data from OSINT (open source intelligence) and public directories such as Crunchbase, SemRush and many more. The data from these sources should be treated with a degree of caution and verified yourself.
CEO of StartupAUS
Alex is Executive Director and CEO of StartupAUS. He has previously worked as a lawyer, a diplomat for Australia’s foreign service, and a startup founder. Having spent three years as an Australian diplomat in Tel Aviv, Alex came home to Sydney and started a tech company in 2015. Later that year he joined StartupAUS as Head of Strategy and Advocacy. He was responsible for developing StartupAUS’ extensive contribution to the Federal Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda. Alex was appointed StartupAUS’s first full-time CEO in February 2016 and has grown the organisation rapidly since. During his time in Israel, Alex led the Australian Embassy’s strategy and analysis on regional security issues, as well as entrepreneurship & innovation policy. Alex has qualifications in law, political science, and economics from the University of Sydney.
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About StartupAUS: StartupAUS is a not for profit organisation with a mission to foster and build the community of technology entrepreneurship in Australia.
Director & CEO of Standards Australia
In October 2013 Dr Bronwyn Evans took on the role as CEO Standards Australia. She has over 30 years experience as an engineering executive in the areas of power generation, engineering education, Standards creation and medical devices. She is the Chair of the Industry Growth Centre for Medical Technologies and Pharmaceuticals and Chair of the Advisory Board for Robogals. In 2011 Bronwyn joined The Warren Centre for Advanced Engineering as a director and member of the Centre’s Audit, Risk and Remuneration Committee. Dr Evans has previously held positions as an independent non-executive director of John Holland Limited, Chair of the Medical Technology Association of Australia Board and Chair of the National Board of the Centre for Engineering Leadership and Management. Bronwyn is a Fellow of The Institution of Engineers Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, an Honorary Fellow of University of Wollongong. In 2013 was named the EA Sydney Division Professional Engineer of the Year and in 2014 was recognised as one of Australia’s 100 most influential engineers. Dr Evans has a BE (Elec) and PhD in Electrical Engineering from University of Wollongong in the field of industrial automation, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
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About Standards Australia: Standards Australia aims to enhance australias economic efficiency, international competitiveness, and contribute to community demand
CEO of UNICEF Australia
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About UNICEF Australia: UNICEF works in more than 190 countries and territories to help children survive and thrive, from early childhood through adolescence.
CEO of The GroundSwell Project
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About Macquarie Group, The GroundSwell Project, The GroundSwell Project: The GroundSwell Project is a health and fitness firm that offers several health and wellness programs.
CEO of IAB Australia
I began my career in classical marketing at Unilever and then moved into music media at Capital Radio and NME/NME.com. I then focussed on growing 2 start-ups which have become big names at Shazam and lastminute.com. More recently my roles have been international with companies going through significant change: RIM/BlackBerry, BP/Castrol and Philips. As Chief Digital Officer at SCA, I have been driving the digital transformation agenda for the past 12 months. We have enabled digital functions in both the content and sales teams. I have built a product function focused on digital audio (ie., streaming and podcasting), video, social media all on mobile. I have also started a new data function. We have achieved record digital audience, launched new products and found value through a start up partnership. My Strengths: 1. Helping businesses digitally transform 2. Helping businesses grow through digital innovation – digitzing marketing, using software to build new propositions whether start-up or corporate 3. Using data and technology to fuel this journey 4. New ways of making money through new digital business models How I do this: 1. By creating a business strategy for a digital world 2. By bringing the consumer & customer into the business to enable digital 3. Building and focussing resources: people, agencies and money 4. Demonstrating value through data & measurement (KPIs) My passion is in the digitization of marketing and business. Technology and software are the new armoury of the 21st century marketer. I also see immense value in the exchange between start-up and corporate. Competencies: -Leading and coaching teams -Digital transformation and capability building -Digital strategy and digital marketing -Digital disciplines – mobile, video, social etc. -Digital product development: smart apps & digital services -Data & analytics -Marketing communication & Media strategy -Passion for music & sport -Selecting and managing multiple agencies
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About IAB Australia, ParentalEQ: IAB Australia is a non-profit trade association for online advertising in Australia.
Co-founder and CEO of 350.org
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About 350.org, Climate & Capital Media, XDI: The Cross Dependency Initiative: 350.org is climate-focused campaigns, projects and actions led from the bottom-up by people in 188 countries.
CEO of Space Environment Research Centre
David Ball has 25 years of experience in the telecommunications, media and technology sectors with a significant portion of his career specialising in satellite communications. David has held senior positions encompassing sales leadership, business development, engineering and space systems development. Prior to joining SERC, David was an Executive Consultant with Envista Pty Ltd supporting several defence communications projects. Until July 2015, David was the Chief Technology Officer for NewSat Limited and was responsible for all technical matters relating to the Jabiru Satellite Program. Prior to joining NewSat in early 2011, David was the Regional Vice President Asia-Pacific for Intelsat and also held that position for PanAmSat prior to the merger between PanAmSat and Intelsat in 2006. David also filled a variety of sales, customer engineering and product management roles for PanAmSat. David served as a commissioned officer in the Royal Australian Air Force specializing in fixed, tactical and mobile communications systems management before joining PanAmSat in 1995. David holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree (Communications Engineering) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and a Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Deakin University.
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About Space Environment Research Centre: SERC brings together expertise and resources from leading universities, international space agencies.