Meet our team

Our team bring experience, expertise and a shared passion to addressing some of the most complex social and environmental problems.

We are skilled in project design and management, stakeholder engagement, design of data collection tools and analysis, impact measurement, communications, training and capability building.

Our team are accredited in Social Return on Investment (SROI) evaluation and training; Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability reporting; United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Impact Standards for Enterprises Training Course.

Ross Wyatt
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Ross Wyatt

Founding Director and thinker in residence

Ross is the founder of Think Impact and one of Australia’s leading social impact practitioners. He has spent many years advising industry, the community sector and government on impact measurement, strategy and policy and has an abiding commitment to supporting organisations to build value and performance through impact-led design.

Bringing extensive multi-sector experience to all assignments, having had leadership roles in industry, academia, not-for-profit and consulting, Ross is active in promoting thought leadership in the field of social impact and is a frequent author, contributor and facilitator of forums on the topic.

He is a founding member of the Social Impact Measurement Network of Australia (SIMNA), an active contributor to the Australian Social and Market Research Society, and a senior judge in the Banksia Sustainability Awards. Ross is also a sought-after facilitator, and brings a personable manner, skilled technique, ability to ask the hard questions, and an unwavering focus on outcomes.

Suzi Young
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Suzi Young

Director, proud mother and survivor

Suzi is a highly experienced social impact consultant with over 15 years' experience working on projects combining her deep commitments to social equity and sustainable performance.

Suzi’s Think Impact highlights relate to the many and varied opportunities she has had to hear people’s stories and life experiences, of hope, courage and hardship in the context of understanding what people really value. Central to these stories is finding ways to better understand, evidence and value these experiences to inform design and decision making at all levels, all contributing to positive long-term impact for our communities and the environment. This is Suzi’s personal theory of change, and what motivates her to get out of bed and work with the many committed and inspiring people seeking to tackle some of our most complex social and environmental issues.

Before working at Think Impact, Suzi worked as an engineer on water, climate change and sustainability projects. She holds degrees in Chemical Engineering, South East Asian History and Economics, and is an Accredited SROI Practitioner and Assessor through Social Value International.

In her spare time, you can find her attempting to kick a football, playing board games suitable for all ages, or tending her indoor plants.

Kevin Robbie
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Kevin Robbie

Managing Director and chief networker

The potential of impact-led design to transform the way organisations do business was what drew Kevin to work at Think Impact (plus working with great people!). Kevin has more than 25 years’ experience in impact measurement, social valuation, evaluation, social innovation and collaborative leadership across the social enterprise, for-purpose, government and philanthropy sectors.

Before joining Think Impact, Kevin was the CEO of United Way Australia where he led the organisation through developing an impact-led strategic plan, and Executive Director with Social Ventures Australia where he led their work on social innovation for seven years.

Prior to coming to Australia, Kevin was CEO of Forth Sector, one of Scotland’s leading social innovation organisations and he also worked across Europe on multi-national projects tackling social exclusion. He has been a special advisor to the UK Government Cabinet Office (Office of Third Sector) and the UK Big Lottery Fund, was on the Board of the Scottish Social Enterprise Coalition, and has worked in community development and tackling homelessness.

Kevin has authored and co-authored a range of publications for the Scottish Government around commissioning public services and impact measurement, designed and delivered training, and is a frequent presenter at major conferences on social innovation and impact measurement. He has a Master of Counselling, a postgraduate certificate in Management, and is a qualified Business Adviser. Somewhere in the distant past he trained as a History teacher.

In his spare time, Kevin has fantasies about yoga, bushwalking, meditation, travel to exotic locations, cinema and reading – all the things he used to do prior to having two brilliant little people in his life!

Rebecca Cain
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Rebecca Cain

Associate Director and the glue that holds it all together

Rebecca is a social impact practitioner with 17 years of experience working within and as a consultant to the for-purpose, government and private sectors on social and environmental issues and opportunities. She bounces into work every day feeling immensely blessed to support passionate people and organisations to create a more equitable and kind Australia.

Rebecca has qualifications in public policy and marketing and a Masters in International and Community Development. She is an Accredited Social Return on Investment (SROI) practitioner and one of only three people in Australia qualified to deliver SROI training.

Rebecca is particularly passionate about building respect for older people and improving their lives through better policies and services. She is a member of the Board of Lively, an organisation that creates work opportunities for young job seekers to provide support services to older people.

Rebecca combines her love of nature, exercise and travel on bushwalking and bike riding holidays. She wishes she had more time to give to knitting and learning to speak Spanish.

Natasha Rees
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Natasha Rees

Associate Director and the calm in the storm

Natasha exudes calm in ambiguous, fast-paced environments. She is experienced in stakeholder engagement at all levels and is often called on to mentor younger team members

Natasha’s consulting career started at Deloitte and The Boston Consulting Group, building her strategic and analytical skill set. She then spent nine years in the not-for-profit sector focused on strategy and stakeholder engagement. She brings strong analytical, strategic thinking and project management skills to any project. Her Think Impact highlights include developing an innovative new tool to account for social impact across 50 diverse initiatives and working on a complex set of six inter-related Social Return on Investment analyses for the Melbourne Metro Tunnel.

Natasha holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and is a Level 3 Accredited Social Return on Investment Practitioner.

She also works in the home with her four children and is a fledgling ice-skater.

Alischa Ross
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Alischa Ross

Associate Director and natural born communicator

Alischa is a highly skilled communicator with an innate ability to connect and build rapport with diverse audiences. Her approach to stakeholder engagement enables people to feel safe, heard and valued. Alischa has an exceptional capacity to manage many complex projects and see opportunities for business development.

Much of her time at Think Impact has involved working with First Nations led initiatives and leading projects in the areas of community housing, youth and family services, the justice system and philanthropy.

Alischa has a Master of Public Health (MPH) and brings 13 years’ experience as a founder and CEO of a national youth health promotion organisation. One of her core strengths is creating bold communication strategies for social impact initiatives, including public activations and digital campaigns.

Prior to joining Think Impact, Alischa worked in business development roles with clients in the areas of health, education, leadership and the arts, helping them to link their purpose to program and service design.

With a strong knowledge of public health policy, Alischa has been appointed to advisory roles with state and federal government alongside many years' experience working with global health forums and United Nations agencies.

In her down time, you’ll find Alischa exploring art galleries, cooking, and in winter, supporting her Mighty Tigers.

Marty Bortz
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Marty Bortz

Senior Consultant with a punderful sense of humour

Marty has more than a decade of experience in social impact and research roles in consulting, academic and government environments. He has worked in multiple sectors including education, health, human services, First Nations communities, housing and the environment. This work has included several evaluations, strategic advice, detailed literature reviews, organisational reviews and research to support service improvement.

Marty’s current projects include a developmental evaluation of changes to the psychological claims management approach for the NSW workers compensation scheme; a realist evaluation of Good Cycles’ youth employment program; and a two-year evaluation of the ‘Advance to Zero’ approach to ending homelessness.

With well-regarded expertise, Marty's analysis and commentary have appeared in many respected media outlets, including ABC PM, The Age, the Australian Financial Review, the Sydney Morning Herald, ABC News, the Canberra Times, The Conversation, Pursuit, The Mandarin and several peer-reviewed academic journals.

Marty has undergraduate qualifications in Law and Arts (both from Monash University), a Masters’ degree in Public Policy and Management (University of Melbourne) and a PhD in Public Policy. His PhD focused on the influence of consultants on public policy. He is currently an Honorary Senior Fellow at Melbourne University, and a board member and company secretary of Common Arts Victoria, which produces community-based, participatory art events in Victoria.

Outside of work, Marty loves spending time with his wife and two children, going to festivals, and listening to weird electronic music.

Sofiah Mackay
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Sofiah Mackay

Senior Consultant and lover of languages and learning

Sofiah has worked in Australia and internationally as a consultant, facilitator and program manager for over 25 years specialising in social change across diverse sectors including social enterprise, employment, leadership and workforce development, youth, health, housing, community and international development.

Her insight into design, social change and impact measurement has been honed across roles in consulting, social enterprise, international non-government organisations (Oxfam) and the Federal Government (AusAID and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade). Sofiah’s work has included a strong focus on the design, implementation and measurement of social impact initiatives with an emphasis on collaborative approaches, partnerships for change and system change.

At Think Impact Sofiah manages large multi-year projects and enjoys supporting clients to design, measure, communicate and improve their impact.

She holds a Bachelor of Modern Languages (speaks four languages) and a Graduate Diploma in Group Facilitation.

Based on Wadawurrung country, Bellarine Peninsula, Sofiah is raising two bi-lingual children by the sea.

Yussra Medani
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Yussra Medani

Consultant and fashionista

Yussra brings a background in social impact, international development, research and evaluation, and capacity development. During her time at Think Impact, she has enjoyed working on projects in community housing, education and social inclusion research. Yussra is committed to working on societal issues and creating greater multicultural understanding.

Before joining Think Impact, Yussra worked on international development and diaspora engagement projects at the International Organization for Migration in the Netherlands. Yussra holds a Master of International Development from Utrecht University and is an Associate Social Return on Investment (SROI) Practitioner.

Outside of work at Think Impact, you’ll find her dancing to old-school music, travelling to different parts of the world, and most importantly making fun memories with her little one.

Chris Currie
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Chris Currie

Consultant and systems thinking nerd

An accredited social impact practitioner, Chris has experience in higher education, sustainability and government a state and local level. Working extensively in strategy development and reporting, Chris has always been interested in how complex systems create (or don’t create) value for their participants, and how data can uncover hidden truths about who gets what and why.

Chris brings his deep understanding and experience in the environmental and community sectors to Think Impact. In his career he has worked on projects as diverse as building oyster reefs in New York harbour, recycling logistics in the Tiwi Islands and refugee permaculture in Coffs Harbour.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Environmental Science from the University of Auckland and an Executive Master of Business Administration from RMIT University. He is a GRI Certified Sustainability Professional and Level 2 Social Value International Accredited Practitioner.

In his free time Chris can be found pulling out weeds in Yarra Bend Park, reading books about goblins and watching shrimp aquarium webcams.

Natalie Cerovac
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Natalie Cerovac

Consultant and creative problem solver

Passionate about public health issues, Natalie was drawn to Think Impact's focus on social impact measurement. She is experienced in data analysis and visualisation, and prides herself on strong written and verbal communication skills.

Natalie has experience in advising private and public sector clients across a wide variety of industries, including not-for-profits, water, infrastructure, superannuation and health. She is skilled at using data-driven and stakeholder insights to understand and assess the current state of an organisation and creating value through strategy development.

A graduate in Biomedical Science from Monash University, Natalie also holds an Honours degree in Biomedicine from the University of Melbourne.

In her spare time, Natalie can be found cooking, doing yoga or trying out a new brunch spot.

Nichole Maybury
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Nichole Maybury

Marketing and Communications Specialist and brand warrior

Nichole is a Marketing and Communication Specialist, skilled in project management, strategy, branding, graphic design and writing. Passionate about adding professionalism and flair to communications, she is adept at simplifying and communicating complex ideas, distilling key information and creating stories.

Projects Nichole has worked on include writing the Asthma Australia national merger impact story; designing community housing profiles for Riverina Murray Regional Alliance; developing and designing Launch Housing’s Advance to Zero Good Practice Guide. She also worked on developing an outcomes framework and tool, and illustrated theory of change for the Yallum Yallum restorative justice program.

Nichole’s previous career history includes 12 years’ experience in marketing and communication roles in the sustainability and energy sectors. In her own consulting business, Nichole has worked across for-purpose, for-profit and government organisations in the sustainability, education and professional services sectors.

Beyond work Nichole enjoys exploring new places, street photography, drinking pots of tea, rummaging through op shops and learning to surf.

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We are a certified Benefit Corporation (B Corp) dedicated to working with organisations large and small for the purpose of driving social change.

We are always on the lookout for dynamic, passionate and like minded people to join our team. If you have great skills and relevant experience that will enhance the Think Impact team, please get in touch for a chat.