Adam Mooney

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Adam Mooney is committed to a world where we all have hope, respect and care for each other to realise our aspirations, however modest or bold.  He has considerable experience in social inclusion, financial services and the community development sector, working in Australia, Cambodia, United Kingdom and New Zealand. 

Adam was appointed CEO of Big River Impact Foundation in November 2018, an innovative not for profit organisation led largely by Aboriginal women from around Australia with influence across a broad spectrum. The aim is to enable sustained economic independence of large numbers of people on low incomes especially Aboriginal people and women, with a primary focus on homes and belonging, through social impact investment. 

Prior to this Adam was the inaugural CEO of Good Shepherd Microfinance, Australia’s largest inclusive finance organisation, from 2012 to 2018. One million were people positively impacted through economic mobility, particularly women and Aboriginal people.  From 2008 to 2012 Adam was with Reconciliation Australia as its inaugural Director of Reconciliation Action Plans, turning good intentions into action that works to improve relationships, respect and opportunities between Aboriginal and other Australians.

Adam was Head of Community Development Finance with ANZ from 2005 to 2008 and worked with international development agency Concern Worldwide in Cambodia on community-led livelihood programs from 2003 to 2005. As Chief Financial Officer of ANZ’s Personal and Rural Banking business, Adam developed strategies to improve customer satisfaction and stakeholder value. 

In 2015, voted into Impact 25 - most influential people in social services - by readers of Pro Bono Australia.

Adam is a Director of Bagan Capital Finance, a microfinance organisation operating in Myanmar. He has recent board experience with other enterprises including PNG Microfinance Limited, Foresters Community Finance, AMK Microfinance in Cambodia and the National Congress of the Australian First Peoples. He is a past Co-Chair of the Australian Indigenous Financial Services network and he has sat on the Australian government’s MoneySmart Advisory Committee.

Adam holds a Masters degree in International Development, a Masters degree in Applied Finance and he is an Australian CPA.

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