Belinda brings more than 20 years’ experience as CEO, where she has been the driving force behind CSIA since its inception. Under her leadership, CSIA has become a collaborative, innovative organisation, building strong relationships across Industry and Government to advance the community services industry through doing business better. Her passion for social investment, innovation and transformation helped launch CSIA’s developmental and collaborative agenda.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Belinda worked closely with senior Government around strategic planning and preparedness. This led to bringing together the Community Services Taskforce that provided insights, information and guidance around the big issues facing Industry each week.
Before CSIA, Belinda was the CEO of Foresters Community, where she successfully led the organisation through a period of considerable change and cultural evolution as she focused on Australia’s social investment market. It’s from this role that she developed her a strong skillset in organisational management and strategic leadership, harnessing and further honing her knowledge across social enterprise, social entrepreneurship, microfinance, community finance and social investment.
“I believe in the Community Services Industry and that through strong collaborations and partnerships that include our government colleagues, we can challenge ourselves to find innovative new ways of doing business better. I’m excited to lead an organisation that delivers bringing real and lasting change.”
She believes that Industry has a key role to play in Reconciliation and elevating the voices of people with lived experience, something she brings to her strategic activities.
Belinda has extensive experience on Boards and is highly sought after across Australia. She holds a range of advisory and Board roles across community services and social enterprise. She is the Chair of Social Enterprise Finance Australia (SEFA), a Director of the National Affordable Housing Consortium and a Director of the Community Services Industry Portable Long Service Leave Authority Board.