Press release

New SEFA CEO Announced!

We are very excited to announce our new CEO Alastair McGibbon.  Alastair  has a career spanning 20 years in international banking and financial services, most recently with the National Australia Bank (NAB) where he was Head of Banks & ADIs, Global Institutional Banking. He will start as our CEO  on 1 February 2017.


To complement his professional experience Alastair has also volunteered at a homeless refuge for many years in Sydney. His strong social conscience prompted him to take a sabbatical in the Northern Territory where he worked with Indigenous youth, culminating in a documentary, Northern Lights.

SEFA Chairman David Bennett says “Alastair is an exceptional leader with a desire to take a leadership role in the Australian social enterprise sector. We welcome him.”

Commenting on Alastair McGibbon’s appointment, outgoing CEO Ben Gales says: “Alastair has excellent business and commercial acumen matched by a commitment to improving social and environmental outcomes in Australia. I am personally delighted to be handing over the reins to such an experienced leader.”

Alastair can’t wait to get started at SEFA . “The social enterprises SEFA supports have a positive impact across our communities on a daily basis. I am delighted to have this exciting opportunity to actively develop and contribute to the sustainability of the broader sector. It is not often one gets to combine their professional skills with personal passion.”

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