ABOUT US

The ever-widening gap between the ‘have and have nots’ is real. What many young people need, especially those facing disadvantage, is an opportunity to meaningfully participate in the community.

The primary goal of Social Enterprise Group (SEG) is to support young people by funding and providing a safe and supported pathway from a situation of disadvantage, to one of opportunity through engagement, training and ultimately a job they love. 

Social Enterprise Group is Certified as a Social Enterprise by Social Traders.  

OPERATING MODEL & MARKET OPPORTUNITY

SEG will extend to many “Trading As” entities over time. This will be self-determined by the individuals who are selected to participate, their relevant skills and available resources, including leadership and mentoring capability of SEG and its partners.

The first stream of social enterprise delivery under the SEG will be Social Enterprise Print. This initiative will be the primary source of opportunity and revenue for the Group and its beneficiaries. 

SEG BACKGROUND

Social Enterprise Group (SEG) has been founded as a collaborative social impact venture by partners: established non-profit organisation Cottage by the Sea (ABN: 21987748593) and Tender Print Australia (TPA) (ABN: 17887669803); with the support of a number of experienced community and business leaders.

THE PATHWAY FOR YOUTH THROUGH SEG

SEG will begin immediately providing funding support for disadvantaged young persons when it commences trading, through established young services, in particular The Cottage by the Sea organisation.

In the first enterprise, Social Enterprise Print, the search for appropriate individuals who could benefit from the opportunity. Young people facing disadvantage and hardship will be brought into the business model with the key aims of:

  • Being mentored to gather industry experience in the Print sector
  • Understanding the dynamics of the Print Industry
  • Placement on site with existing suppliers to gather production knowledge
  • Management courses or applicable training courses – role dependent
  • Prepare that individual for the open marketplace

To ensure that a continued focus on Social Enterprise Print purpose is maintained, it will be important to encourage the individuals to grow within the enterprise with a view to seeking employment in the open marketplace, at a suitable time, and continually training and bringing new young people through Social Enterprise Print.

OUR PEOPLE

JAMES GARLAND: CHAIR

James has been working in the fields of non-profit strategy, fundraising, brand management and community development for the past 20 years. His studies encompass a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Swinburne University.

James has delivered strategies and campaigns for world-leading for-purpose organisations including: World Vision, FightMND, Aspergers Victoria, The Stroke Association of Victoria, FunFlight and many more.

James has held a number of executive leadership positions across both the commercial and non-government sectors, including at global development organisation Save the Children, Able Australia Disability Services and, prior to consulting with DGB Group, as CEO of Melbourne-based non-profit Australian Prostate Cancer Research.

KEITH FAGG

Keith Fagg OAM holds an B.Ec (Hons) and had a long career in his family timber & hardware business and was Geelong’s first directly elected Mayor 2012-13.

Keith has held a number of Board positions over the years and continues to volunteer on many community boards such as Samaritan House, Salvation Army, Hope Bereavement Care, Geelong Advertiser Music Trust and is an independent member of the Victoria Police Regional Leadership Team.

Keith is an accredited mediator with the Department of Justice. Keith’s involvement in Social Enterprise Group is driven by his interest in pro-actively improving the well-being of young people by assisting in life changing directions for the disadvantaged.

PAT MURNANE

Pat is the Founder and Principal of Murnane Community Consulting providing advice and services to not for profit organisations throughout Geelong. He was also a past Councillor for the City of Greater Geelong representing the Kardinia Ward.

Recipient of the Committee for Geelong Leadership Award for outstanding leadership in the Geelong community.

A distinguished career in the finance industry, including an extensive period in regional management.

JUSTINE FINLAY

Justine Finlay studied law at Melbourne University and was admitted to practice in 1994. She grew up in country Victoria and made Geelong her home in 1992. Justine has been at Wightons for all of her professional career and is now the Managing Director of our firm. Justine practises in the areas of Wills and Estates, Commercial Law, Property Law and is also a qualified Notary Public.

Justine is passionate about giving back what she can to the community. She previously served as Chairperson for the Bellarine Peninsula Community Branch Ltd and was involved with the Ocean Grove Football Netball Club, local primary school and kindergarten. Justine is currently the Chairperson of St Quentin Consulting Pty Ltd, having been a director of that company since 2015.

DYLAN DAVIS

Qualifications – Bachelor of commerce, majoring in accounting and finance.

Currently employed as an accountant at Advisory Partners Geelong.

The opportunity to join the SEG Board particularly resonated with me as I have a personal understanding of the challenges facing disadvantaged youth. An exciting innovative program to make real differences to youth & the community.

CHRIS BARKER: SECRETARY

Chris grew up in Geelong and has held many roles during his career in the Commercial Finance industry and has experience in Compliance and Operational Risk in roles across Australia and New Zealand.

He is currently the Senior Branch Manager for Bendigo Adelaide Bank at the Geelong West Branch and has been the Board Secretary/Director for Samaritan House in Geelong for the past five years. He has a passion for the Community and assists a number of Community and not for profit organisations across the Region.

MAL CAMPBELL: FOUNDER

Director of Tender Print Australia & Geelong Print Solutions.

Has been involved in assisting the community for over 30 years and has a never-ending passion to change lives for the positive.

Griff Loughnan

Griff Loughnan

Griff completed a Bachelor of Civil Engineering / Commerce (Finance) at the University of Melbourne. His career started in Banking and transitioned into Mining where we held a range of roles, primarily in Commercial and Finance functions. He has a keen interest in entrepreneurial thinking and small businesses.

Griff grew up in the Geelong community and has a strong connection to supporting its people and in particular the disadvantaged youth. He looks forward to becoming increasingly involved in the Geelong community as his own young family grows.   

Kate Chisholm

Kate Chisholm

General Manager

Kate has over 10 years’ experience as a generalist HR professional and has been involved in the recruitment and training of young people across various disciplines as well as the implementation of training and mentoring programs. Kate is passionate about the importance of responsible and mindful business, particularly diversity and inclusion initiatives. 

SEG CHARITIES & BENEFICIARIES

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Call Us: 0450 925 466

Email: JANELLE@socialenterprisegroup.com.au