Social Enterprises Sydney was formally incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee in October 2010, following a twelve month development period.
The current directors of Social Enterprises Sydney are:
Arsenio Alegre is the Chief Executive Officer of WorkVentures Ltd, an Australian social enterprise established in 1979 to help improve the employability of people at risk of social and economic exclusion who are seeking to improve their lives. He joined the enterprise as CFO in October 2004 and was appointed CEO in October 2007. Prior to moving into the "non-profit" sector, he had significant international experience in the commercial sector having worked throughout Asia and Europe as a Senior Finance Executive for American Express.
Cathy Quinn has worked in marketing and communications for over 20 years, specialising in branding strategies, relationship building and business-to-business marketing. She is currently responsible for driving The Benevolent Society’s integrated marketing strategy, finding new ways to grow revenue and drive social impact through innovative services, products and social businesses. She has a special interest in using social enterprise as a tool for community building, and was responsible for developing Taste Food Tours and the Taste Mobile Kitchen to bridge generational and cultural divides. Cathy has worked in both the private and public sectors. She is a School for Social Entrepreneurs Fellow and has a Bachelor of Communication, a Diploma in Marketing Management and an Advanced Diploma in Tourism Management.
Andrew is a director and head of the legal & technology groups at legal.consult, and the online engagement team at Community Builders Australia. Andrew’s main areas of practice are technology & intellectual property, start-ups and social enterprise, innovation, web2.0 (including social media) and e-commerce consultancy. Andrew has a passion for social innovation and social enterprise, using communications technology to build platforms to help organisations maximise their social impact. Andrew’s micro-volunteering project, Two Bob’s Worth, won second prize at the Inaugural Australian Social Innovation Camp. Andrew plays an active role within the legal, technology, social enterprise and open-government communities. Andrew serves on the board of Bridges, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre that focuses on helping individuals restore strong community networks as part of their treatment, and International Children’s Care Australia, which raises funds and works with partners to alleviate poverty and build a brighter future for destitute children in developing countries.