Carolyn Curtis

Chief Executive Officer: The Australian Centre for Social Innovation

As CEO of The Australian Centre for Social Innovation (TACSI), Carolyn Curtis brings over 20 years’ experience working in social innovation and child welfare to her role.

Starting her career as a frontline child protection worker, Carolyn wanted to help give children the best opportunities in life. After a decade working in government she realised she would struggle to drive the change needed from the inside.

Formed in 2009 as a South Australian Government initiative, Carolyn was a founding member of TACSI’s radical redesign team. She went on to become the founding Director of Family by Family, TACSI’s first venture, which is now scaling in Australia and internationally. Since becoming the CEO in 2012 Carolyn has grown TACSI to become an independent not-for-profit organisation working on projects and initiatives across Australia.

Under Carolyn’s leadership, TACSI works on some of our most complex social challenges. From the pressures of an ageing population, to growing inequality and out-dated and ineffective public services, Carolyn believes social innovation is key to tackling the challenges of our time.

Carolyn is a Non-Executive Director for world-leading social innovation network, The Social Innovation Exchange. She is also on the boards of The Fay Fuller Foundation and The Difference Incubator.

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