Meet our team

Our team bring diverse skills and experiences and a shared passion to addressing some of our most complex social and environmental problems. Our skills include impact-led strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, impact measurement, sustainability reporting and communicating positive change.

Ross Wyatt
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Ross Wyatt

Managing Director and boss disruptor

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 fifteen years working on projects that have combined 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 this 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

Director and chief networker

The potential of impact-led design to transform the way organisations do business was the thing that drew Kevin to work at Think Impact (plus he gets to work with great people). Kevin has more than 25 years’ experience in social innovation, collaborative leadership, impact measurement and evaluation across 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 the development of an impact-led strategic plan, and Executive Director with Social Ventures Australia where he led their work on social innovation.

Prior to coming to Australia, Kevin was CEO of Forth Sector, one of Scotland’s leading social innovation organisations and has 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 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 collective impact, social innovation and impact measurement. He has a Master in Counselling, a post-graduate 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, and reading – all the things he used to do prior to having two brilliant little people in his life!

Amanda Nuttall
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Amanda Nuttall

Director and zero waste warrior

Amanda is a leading sustainability and social impact professional. She specialises in exploring and analysing impact, and using that knowledge to develop strategy and report integrated sustainability performance. She advises organisations from diverse sectors (including Government, agriculture, telecommunications, superannuation, transport, and education) on how to measure and disclose impacts to better understand and be accountable for the value they are creating.

Amanda has a passion for creating positive environmental change and served as the President of Environment Victoria for a number of years. At Think Impact, she draws upon her multidisciplinary skill set to support clients to contribute to better environmental performance. She also strives to do the same at home, particularly around zero waste practices.

Amanda holds a Bachelor of Business in International Trade from Monash University, and a Master of Environment and Graduate Certificate in Arts (Development Studies) from the University of Melbourne. She is qualified as a Lead Certified Sustainability Assurance Practitioner (CSAP) and is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute for Company Directors.

In Amanda’s spare time, she tries to keep up with the little person in her life while squeezing in time for regular yoga practice and good food, wine and chats with friends.

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 providing 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

Senior consultant and karate black belt

Natasha works well in ambiguous, fast-paced environments. She is experienced in stakeholder engagement at all levels and enjoys solving complex problems. Her Think Impact highlights include developing an innovative new tool for measuring social impact and working on a complex set of three inter-related Social Return on Investment analyses.

Natasha’s consulting career started at Deloitte and The Boston Consulting Group, building her strategic and analytical skill set. She then spent the last nine years in the not-for-profit sector focussed on strategy and stakeholder engagement. She has worked on strategy relating to funding, growth, theory of change and business models, amongst others, and prides herself on being able to bring diverse views together. She brings strong analytical, strategic thinking, and project management skills to any project.

Natasha holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland.

She also works in the home with her four children and attempts to fit in karate training.

Alischa Ross
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Alischa Ross

Senior consultant and always running a community project on the side

As a Senior Consultant Alischa brings 13 years’ experience as a founder and CEO of a national youth health promotion organisation. Building an organisation from the ground up helped her learn the importance of balancing strategy with the flexibility to innovate and seize opportunities to create engaging solutions for social impact.

She holds a Master of Public Health (MPH) and is driven by a passion for programs that listen to and deeply engage people to understand where real and lasting community benefits can be created.

Prior to joining Think Impact, Alischa worked in senior business development roles specialising in helping businesses understand their ‘why’ and linking their purpose back to programs, service design and how they communicate.

Alischa is highly skilled in communication and brings a creative edge to designing events and digital campaigns that stand out from the crowd.

In 2018 she co-founded A Beautiful Food Experience, a project connecting local restaurants, community services and volunteers to create opportunities for people experiencing social isolation to come together through the joy of a sharing a meal. In her down time, you’ll find Alischa exploring art, listening to live music or her beloved Bowie, cooking with friends and in winter she’ll be at the MCG supporting her Mighty Tigers.

Anne Sherman
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Anne Sherman

Senior consultant and time zone aficionado

Anne is a Senior Consultant with Think Impact. Originally from the US, she is an experienced project manager and design professional with a broad range of experience across design consultancies and academia. She brings more than a decade of experience applying design thinking approaches to the development and management of organisations and large scale projects. In 2016, she was appointed as an Adjunct Professor at the Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston. Here, she developed and taught iterative, interactive multimedia courses that focused on human-centred design approaches.

Anne holds a Master of Science in sustainable design and qualifications in corporate social responsibility and organisational behaviour. Anne has most recently spent seven years as Director of Sustainability and Operations in the design and manufacturing industry, where she led initiatives to improve the sustainability of the organisation’s operations and products. Among her accomplishments, she successfully led efforts for Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) chain of custody and B Corp certification, and accreditation towards the International Living Future Institute’s Declare status. Her efforts were rewarded through the company’s recognition as ‘Best for the environment’ six years in a row by non-profit B Lab.

Anne is also a celebrated leader in the B Corp movement in United States and internationally. She is an expert in the B Impact Assessment, a qualified B Corp Ambassador, founder of B Local Boston and advisor to B Local groups in the US and Australia.

Having recently relocated to Melbourne, Anne enjoys exploring Sunshine’s fresh food markets, Antipodean hiking trails and has developed an expertise calculating time zones across the globe to communicate with far flung relatives and friends.

Jennifer Feinstein
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Jennifer Feinstein

Consultant and party organiser

Jen is our most energetic consultant and a natural self-starter. In her time at Think Impact, she has been involved in a variety of projects, from sustainability reporting to education and youth empowerment to animal assisted intervention and public health. She often reflects on how grateful she feels to work in a space where her environmental and socially oriented values are aligned with her day-to-day tasks.

Jennifer has previous experience in waste consulting and holds a Master of Environment degree from the University of Melbourne and Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science) from Chapman University.

In her spare time you’ll find her flickin’ a frisbee around and volunteering for the Brunswick Ultimate Disc Society.


Matthew Gidman
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Matthew Gidman

Consultant and resident overthinkerer

Matt brings a quantitative research perspective to our work and a bit of creative flair. As well as consulting on a range of projects across varying sectors, he is also driving our developments in data visualisation and reporting. Matt loves the blend of theory and practise in his work as it ties together considerations of what it means to really know something, where to draw conceptual lines for real-world impact, and ultimately the fulfilment that comes from striving to make things better for people.

Matt’s background is in quantitative research (5 years), digital media production (MSc) and music and philosophy (undergraduate degree).

In his spare time, you’ll find him making music or speculating on philosophical questions not productive enough for working hours.

Sofiah Mackay
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Sofiah Mackay

Consultant and multilingual gardener

Sofiah brings a background in facilitation, leadership development and enterprise incubation to the Think Impact team. At Think Impact, she has enjoyed supporting organisations to effectively tell their story of change and to develop robust and useful impact frameworks.

An innovative and practical person, Sofiah has worked as a program manager, facilitator and consultant, and has over 20 years of experience working in the government and NFP sectors in areas of social enterprise, health, community and international development in Australia and around the world. A key thread running through her work is her passion for facilitating learning, development and change for individuals, groups and communities. She holds a Bachelor of Modern Languages (French and Spanish) and a Graduate Diploma in Group Facilitation.

As a working mum with two children under five, you’ll find her in her “spare” time in the garden, playing with the kids in Spanish, or de-stressing on the netball court.

Yussra Medani
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Yussra Medani

Consultant and fashionista

Yussra brings a background in international development, research and evaluation, and capacity development. During her time at Think Impact, she has enjoyed working on projects in the areas of 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 migration, international development, diaspora engagement and knowledge transfer projects at the International Organization for Migration in the Netherlands. Yussra holds a Bachelor of Science Tourism degree from Wageningen University and a Master of International Development from Utrecht University.

Outside of work, you’ll find her cooking up a storm, dancing to old school music or travelling to different parts of the world.

Madaline Rielly
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Madaline Rielly

Consultant and excessive herbal tea drinker

Madaline is a social impact consultant at Think Impact with experience in the for-purpose sector working on shared value initiatives designed to re-direct idle capital from the Australian share market to the community sector.

During her time at Think Impact, she has worked on projects spanning government, private and for-purpose sectors with a focus on gender equity and social inclusion. This work continues to bolster her research, analysis, evaluation and stakeholder engagement skills. Madaline is motivated by a desire to challenge the structural barriers that prevent inclusivity, participation, diversity and equity in our institutions and communities.

Commencing a post-graduate Honours program in 2020 to produce a research thesis on the socio-cultural impacts of technology on the human condition, Madaline holds a Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) from Deakin University and completed Social Return on Investment (SROI) training in 2018.

In her non-working life, you can find Mads cheering loudly from the cheap seats for the Essendon football club, trying to make sense of Lacanian psychoanalysis, and growing a tiny human being.

Stephanie Lightfoot
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Stephanie Lightfoot

Project support and avid volunteer

Stephanie’s work is based on strong attention to detail and passion for the written word. At Think Impact, she provides administrative and project support across a range of internal and external projects.

Prior to joining Think Impact, Stephanie worked in the community and stakeholder engagement space, where she led activation programs at Preston Market and the Linden New Art public gallery.

Stephanie is a graduate of the University of Melbourne, where she completed a Master of Publishing and Communications, and a Bachelor of Arts in English and French.

Inspired by the potential of dynamic local networks and platforms, Stephanie also volunteers at CERES Joe’s Market Garden, A Beautiful Food Experience and with Overland literary journal. She has previously served as publishing editor of The Melbourne Arts Journal, the managing academic editor at Antithesis, and as a guest editor and contributor for the hillscene magazine.

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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.