DAVID BROOKES: Managing Director, Social Traders
David Brookes is Managing Director of Social Traders and is an Executive Director on Social Traders’ board. Social Traders’ core mission is to create jobs for disadvantaged Australians by linking business and government to social enterprises. David has responsibility for the development and implementation of the organisation’s strategy, staff recruitment and engagement with key government, philanthropic, business and research partners.
David brings extensive experience leading strategic business-community partnerships at Rio Tinto, Toyota and Amcor; as well as industry and government policy development and key stakeholder engagement experience. David has been closely involved in the development of social enterprise development initiatives in Australia, including the annual Social Enterprise Conference, the Victorian Social Enterprise Strategy and social procurement advocacy across the public and private sectors. David is also a Director of the Social Enterprise World Forum (SEWF) and Community Interest Company (CIC). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) from the University of Wollongong and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).