This is the first episode in our Energised Leader Series, and boy, is it a good one!
We chat with Kat Dunn, a humanitarian capitalist and CEO of Grameen Australia, a social business that advances a new form of capitalism that values altruism and generosity just as much as financial gain.
Kat started her career as a banking and finance lawyer at top tier law firm Clayton Utz and a corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) lawyer at national firm Sparke Helmore Lawyers.
From 2013, she was appointed to lead the regulated fund establishment team for listed company, Perpetual Corporate Trust, and over an 18 month period led over 40 deals with total funds under management in excess of $3 billion.
In 2016, Kat was appointed the youngest executive to serve on the senior leadership team of Perpetual Limited, charged with building a group-wide cultural improvement program. She served on Perpetual’s Diversity Council and was awarded a CEO Mobius Award for outstanding client leadership.
Among other industry roles she has advised the Financial Services Council and Commonwealth Treasury, and most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of tech media company, Ideapod. She’s also a board member of food innovation catalyst, Food Frontier, which promotes protein-rich foods that are healthier for people and the planet.
On top of that, Kat is the creator of F-OFF: Fear of Failure Forum a movement to say "F-OFF to your fear of failure and grow your potential". She also coaches CEOs and high achievers on connecting profit with purpose.
Kat has her private pilot’s licence and is passionate about running long distances, stand-up comedy and empowering humans rich or poor to grow their potential.
“Business is simple a vehicle of the soul and social businesses can help people make money and solve human problems.” - Kat Dunn #BreatheMe #SocialBusiness #Leadership
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