Welcome to Episode 22 of Good Will Hunters!
This week, I chat to Ross Piper, CEO of Christian Super. Prior to this role, Ross was the Chief Operating Officer of World Vision Australia. Ross has over 25 years’ experience as a leader in the finance and not for profit sectors, including roles as the Head of Corporate Risk at Macquarie Group, and Senior Director of Operations for the Middle East and Eastern Europe at World Vision International, where he worked closely with peer to peer microfinance programs.
Upon his appointment as CEO, Ross remarked that Christian Super has a track record of operating with purpose and intentional impact within the Superannuation sector, and he has continued that legacy in his role.
Ross was also a Founding Board Member of Agroinvest, a microfinance bank providing credit services for agricultural enterprises in rural Serbia and Montenegro. In addition Ross was an Advisory Board Member of the Shared Value Project, a regional community of practice committed to driving adoption and implementation of shared value strategies among leaders and companies, civil society, and government organisations in Australia. Ross is currently a Board Member of the Responsible Investment Association of Australasia, and Seed Initiatives.
In this episode we chat about some of the most pertinent topics affecting the development sector at the moment, including Long Term Value (LTV), investor attitudes towards environmental and social risk, consumer-driven change (and why we’ve just had the most “Hostile AGM’s” ever!) and whether we really need the distinction between the “For Profit” and “Not For Profit” sectors – it’s a very interesting topic!
Ross is well known in the development sector, and at least half a dozen people recommended I interview him on Good Will Hunters, so I’m thrilled it finally happened – and I couldn’t be happier with the result. This is one of the most enlightening and thought-provoking interviews I’ve done.
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Rachel and the GWH Team
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