Our leadership team is infused with a sense of purpose and embodies our shared cultural values around human rights and social justice.

We are a multi-cultural group, with a variety of backgrounds and specialisations across law, investment banking, international development, human rights activism and psychology. The force that unites the team is our belief in the power to help effect positive social and environmental change through our work.

who are symon capital

stephen moss

Dr Stephen Moss

Executive Chairman

Stephen is deeply committed to human rights and social justice. He was a managing partner with PwC, and has held CEO and director roles in corporate and professional services firms. Stephen has built a distinguished career leading, advising and consulting globally. He is a member of the Amnesty International Council and past Chairman of the Desmond Tutu backed Arch Institute for international programs in governance and social policy.

Because just good enough will never change the world

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julian knights

Julian Knights

Investment Committee Chair

Julian is a founding partner of Australian Private Equity Fund Ironbridge Capital, the past Chairman of Human Rights Watch, past chair of the Major Performing Arts Board of the Australia Council and was the Chairman of the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. He has over 35 years of private equity and investment banking experience. He has a deep and endearing commitment to human rights and social justice. He was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 2016.

Our focus is on projects that offer the potential for meaningful social benefit, combined with a passionate commitment to securing appropriate returns for our investors.

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peter bergin

Peter Bergin

Audit and Risk Committee Chair

Peter is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Company secretary with a Company directors Diploma. He is an accredited business valuation specialist and draws on his experience in a diverse range of private and public companies. He has been in senior financial management positions for organisations more than twenty-five years. These roles have often been in International Development Assistance and not for profit human rights groups.

Impact and Profit can co-exist. Do Good. Do Great

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Giles Guneskera

Giles Guneskera

Advisory Board Member

Giles has over 25 years’ experience of building and developing businesses for global financial services enterprises. He has a unique blend of leadership and business skills gained in the corporate environment combined with financial and governance skills gained in the Not for Profit sector including his work as a board member and long-term supporter of Amnesty International. Giles has formal academic qualifications from Melbourne University, Monash University, Financial Services Institute of Australia and Oxford University.

There is a growing chorus of prominent voices calling for business to play a proactive role in addressing social and environmental challenges at scale.

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Claire Mallinson

Claire Mallinson

Advisory Board Member

Claire has been National Director of Amnesty International in Australia since 2007 and has over 30 years of experience in rights-based work and human rights advocacy. Claire was until her retirement from Amnesty a member of Amnesty’s Global Management Team. She is a recognised leader in the community, shining a light on injustice and human rights abuses across the globe. Claire is also an active member of Chief Executive Women, founded in 1985 and represents 500 of Australia’s most senior and distinguished women leaders.

When human rights are denied, we won’t be silent. We’ll continue to campaign relentlessly and give a voice to those who’ve had theirs taken away.

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lutful baki

Lutful Baki

CFO

Lutful has held Finance Director and CFO roles in major International Development Assistance organisations. Over the last 18 years, he has led the finance function of major projects in developing countries. Lutful holds undergraduate and Masters qualifications in Accounting. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant in Bangladesh and a CPA in Australia and is the Country Manager for Bangladesh.

Socially & environmentally responsible commercial ventures are the only way a business can remain relevant

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