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CSI Swinburne 2018 Commencement Lecture

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Swinburne University of Technology

TD Building, Rooms 120 & 121

John Street

Hawthorn, VIC 3122

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An invitation to CSI Swinburne’s 2018 Commencement Lecture

Navigating the social enterprise landscape: a conversation with Luke Terry

The CSI Swinburne Commencement Lecture is a chance to usher in the new academic year, connect and reconnect, and hear from a great speaker about topical issues in social impact.

Join CSI Swinburne Director Jo Barraket in conversation with leading social entrepreneur, Luke Terry – CEO of Vanguard Laundry Services – to discuss the trials, tribulations and triumphs of social entrepreneurship in Australia.

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Date: Wednesday 21st March 2018

Time: 5.15pm - 6.15pm - Event registration and light refreshments

6.15pm - 7.15pm - Lecture and Q&A

Venue: Swinburne University, Hawthorn Campus. TD Building, Rooms 120 & 121 (Map Ref F1)

Luke Terry was born to run social enterprises. After leaving school he set up his first social enterprise with his sister in a housing estate in Sydney. From there he has established many sustainable, employment-focused social enterprises, both in Australia and the UK, including:

· Vanguard Laundry services: A $7m world class commercial laundry providing employment for 50 people

· Ability Enterprises: QLD Regional waste contractor employing more than 50 people

· Work Restart: QLD prison transition employment program employing more than 70 people in social businesses including Steel frames and graphic design

Luke’s exceptional entrepreneurial ability and energy is matched by his keen interest in mental health; he was the CEO of the Toowoomba Clubhouse from 2009 – 2017, supporting more than 900 people with an experience of Mental Illness. Luke was also a member of the QLD mental health commission advisory council from 2014 -2016.


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