Join us on Thursday 7th December for the NPA Signature Event of 2023, The Long Lunch.
The Occasion? A long-awaited, long-needed, long-overdue ‘Long Lunch’ for NFP Leaders, accompanied by an insightful panel discussion.
Who’s at the Table? 100 Leaders – at 2 very long tables – plus 5 inspirational special guests.
We’ll commence the event with a celebratory lunch at Fishburners, where 100 NFP Leaders will be gathered around extended tables, setting the stage for progressive networking, sharing, and forging connections.
Our exceptional panel, comprising of 5 high profile sector leasers, will then lead an insightful discussion on the events, challenges, achievements, and lessons learned in 2023. Each perspective adding a unique layer to the conversation.
Engage in directed speed networking as you switch seats along the table after each question, connecting with a new group of colleagues. Panellists will join in too!
Expect an afternoon that’s both reflective and fun. Share your 2023 journey – what you’ve Loved, Loathed, Longed for, Learned, and Laughed at. The experiences of your sector colleagues will resonate deeply, leaving you inspired and ready to embark on a purposeful 2024.. and knowing that you are never alone in both your challenges and aspirations.
Hurry, strictly 100 seats only available! Reserve your ticket now and join us for an unforgettable afternoon. We can’t wait to see you there!
We are delighted to have five highly regarded sector leaders joining our panel. Here’s a snapshot of each of them:
Claire is Chief Executive of Life Without Barriers, one of Australia’s leading charitable organisations operating nationally. Claire leads a collective of more than 13,000 employees and foster carers and provides some of the most complex services in the country. Claire is revered for her leadership in large scale, impactful partnerships and collaboration and a has a strong commitment to values where relationships, respect, responsiveness, imagination and courage are the compass for all her decision making.
David Crosbie is CEO of the Community Council for Australia, an independent member-based organisation dedicated to building flourishing communities primarily by enhancing the extraordinary work of the not-for profit sector in Australia.
David has spent more than 20 years as CEO of significant organisations. He has also received numerous awards recognising his contribution to the mental health and alcohol and drug sectors.
Doug has built a 25-year career in the social sector with national and international experience in leading innovative social impact initiatives in partnership with the not-for-profit, government, philanthropic and corporate sectors.
Doug’s passion for the sector is evident through his Board appointments which include Director of the Australian Centre for Social Innovation, Board member for Wayside Chapel and Chair of Warakirri College – a school for disengaged young people in Western Sydney.
Rebecca Pinkstone has spent the past 17 years working in social and affordable housing. As CEO of Bridge Housing, Rebecca leads a committed team of 100 staff providing housing services to that change the lives of 5,500 people living in 3,500 homes across metropolitan Sydney.
Before joining Bridge Housing, Rebecca worked for the NSW Government in a variety of senior roles to deliver major social housing reforms to improve services and grow the community housing sector. Prior to her work in housing, Rebecca worked in the areas of social planning, crime prevention and domestic violence in both state and local government.
Violet Roumeliotis AM has spent more than 35 years leading for-purpose organisations, providing human services that promote equal opportunity and change the lives of individuals and families experiencing inequality.Violet is currently the CEO of Settlement Services International (SSI), a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other vulnerable individuals to achieve their full potential