RESEARCH AND REFERENCE COMMITTEE
The Groundswell Foundation Research and Reference Committee brings together a group of like-minded and influential Australians who have personally been touched by loneliness and who want to help drive better outcomes in the community.
The purpose of the Research and Reference Committee is to provide strategic guidance to each of the three, concurrent pillars of Groundswell Foundation’s work:
Awareness – identifying and executing in the right channels to efficiently broadcast the message around loneliness and its impacts
Knowledge – Building the data and fact-driven case for loneliness to be properly considered in the context of health and well-being Australia
Impact – Activities and or sponsorship that will have the greatest impact on addressing loneliness in Australia.
The Committee is chaired by Martin Blake, former Chairman, KPMG NSW, and recently appointed Chairman, iHelm Pty Ltd and Chairman, Groundswell Foundation.
Membership of the Research and Reference Committee includes:
Arlene is a Non-Executive Director of TPG Telecom, Aristocrat Leisure Limited, McMillan Shakespeare Group, Lend Lease Real Estate Investments Limited, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian National Maritime Museum. Arlene Chairs the Audit Committees of TPG Telecom Aristocrat, the AICD and the Australian National Maritime Museum.
Partner KPMG, National Partner in Charge Policy & Economics practice. Steven has extensive experience working with Government agencies and the private sector combining analytics, policy and strategy to support the delivery of better outcomes in the Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare sectors
Partner Corporate & International Tax at BDO Australia, with 20 years experience in tax advisory M&A tax compliance and disputes. Leads BDO's energy & resources tax practice in NSW as well as sustainability initiatives. Catherine is passionate about ESG issues and developed the National Food Waste Tax Incentive tax reform proposal to address the issue of food waste in Australia.