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Adam Mooney, CEO, Big River Impact Foundation
13 November 2018 Big River Impact Foundation appoints its inaugural CEO Big River Impact Foundation has appointed Adam Mooney as the inaugural Chief Executive Officer to lead its ongoing growth and development. The Chair, Josephine Cashman said, ‘Adam Mooney’s innovative approach, capability and experience in community and organisational development will place Big River as a leading social and economic contributor across our region’. Big River is an innovative not for profit organisation established and led by a Board of Aboriginal women from across Australia with experience and influence across a broad spectrum. Our primary aim is to implement lasting economic strength and independence for people on low incomes, especially Aboriginal and single older women. Adam comes to Big River from Good Shepherd Microfinance where he was the inaugural CEO for seven years. He established the organisation and it has grown to positively reach over a million people on low incomes. He has developed trusting relationships with governments, corporations and philanthropic partners. He has raised over $300m. Prior to this appointment he was at Reconciliation Australia for four years, both as Acting CEO and Director of the Reconciliation Action Plan program when it commenced, seeing significant engagement in all sectors. Adam holds a Masters degree

  • APEC Public-Private Dialogue on Structural Reform and Gender During this session speakers will describe their own economy’s experience with implementation and enforcement of legislation, regulations and policy that advance women’s economic empowerment. In addition, speakers will outline what has worked and what has not and how economies can avoid potential pitfalls. I wish to acknowledge the Māori people and their elders past and present. I acknowledge their continuing culture especially their contribution to New Zealand and APEC. I respect their cultural heritage and beliefs and I appreciate their strength, resilience and capacity. I am honoured to be standing on the
  • APEC Public-Private Dialogue on Structural Reform and Gender Session Three: The Private Sector, Good Corporate Governance and Diversity. During this session speakers will discuss experiences and best practices from the perspectives of the academic, public, private sectors to increase women’s participation in private sector governance, including removing barriers to women and the appointment of women to leadership positions and Boards. OPENING: I wish to acknowledge the Māori people and their Elders past and present. I acknowledge their continuing culture, especially their contribution to New Zealand and APEC. I recognise we are working on their traditional country. I respect their cultural
  • We can be optimisticBefore I attended University I had set goals for myself to highlight domestic violence in Indigenous communities, to reduce victim shame, simulate healthy social norms, facilitate healing and to provide a platform for victims to tell their stories. Working in partnership with Professor Marcia Langton who has written about domestic violence in Aboriginal communities for decades we achieved our outcomes and we have provided a platform. Once this was achieved we discontinued the campaign to give space for others to have their say and to create ownership of the issues and solutions. Since then the Alice Springs
  • I wish to acknowledge the custodians of this land, the Turrbal clan of the Jagera people and their Elders past and present. I acknowledge their continuing culture, especially their contribution to Australian life. I recognise we are working on their traditional country. I respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land and I appreciate the strength, resilience and capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island nations. I am honoured to be standing on the ancestral lands of the Turrbal clan of the Jagera people. I value the First Australians as the traditional custodians of our continent. We are
  • I wish to acknowledge the custodians of this land, the Rirratjingu people and their Elders past and present. I acknowledge their continuing culture, especially their contribution to Australian life. I recognise we are working on their traditional country. I respect their cultural heritage, beliefs and relationship with the land and I appreciate the strength, resilience and capacity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island nations. I am honoured to be standing on the ancestral lands of the Rirratjingu clan. I value the First Australians as the traditional custodians of our continent. We are one of the oldest living cultures in human
  • Introduction I wish to acknowledge the Custodians of our land, the First Australians and their Elders past, present and emerging. I respect the Aboriginal and Torres Island peoples, their continuing culture, their heritage, their beliefs and especially their contribution to Australian life. Big River Impact Foundation values the uniqueness of Aboriginal cultures. We accept the problem facing Indigenous Australia is multifaceted and understand it is spread across a diverse range of communities. To address these challenges, we are bringing together Australian intellectual, cultural and business expertise to generate sustainable solutions. We acknowledge our problems are complex and therefore our solutions

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Big River Impact Foundation acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands we visit through the course of our work and recognise the continuing connection to lands, waters and communities. We pay our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures; and to Elders both past, present and future.