Director Policy and Impact
Malinda’s professional experience spans the corporate, political and development sectors. After working for Macquarie Bank Financial Services, Malinda worked as a Microfinance Adviser in Nepal with a small NGO and the UNDP. On her return to Australia she was a Media Officer and then Adviser to the Labor Leader in the Australian Federal Parliament. She then worked as a Project Coordinator of the Corporate Responsibility Index at the St James Ethics Centre. In 2006, Malinda was awarded the Jeanne Sauve Scholarship from McGill University, Canada, during which she conducted independent research on aspects of international development and corporate responsibility.
In recent years, Malinda served as Executive Director of The Caledonia Foundation until August 2010. She then lived in The Hague and Budapest for two years completing a Masters in International Development and Public Policy with a full scholarship from the European Commission’s Erasmus Mundus program. During the past years, Malinda has worked as a consultant advising on business strategy and capital raising for a number of for-profit film companies including Madman Films, Hopscotch, Transmission Films and Electric Pictures; and for the not-for-profit sector – most recently for Social Ventures Australia and its Sustainable Social Enterprise Project. Malinda has served on a number of advisory boards including the Social Enterprise World Forum and now serves on the Board of The Caledonia Foundation.