Date:   January 18, 2017

Colleen is a Senior Policy Advisor in the government’s Inclusive Economy Unit, a specialised team that works across the public, private and social sectors to increase the flow of private investment to improve delivery of public services and enable innovative responses to societal challenges. She leads the government’s work on innovative finance – creating blended public and commercial investment funds to scale social ventures. Colleen spent 9 years as a Vice President banker at J.P. Morgan in the United States and Switzerland. She was a 2015 LGT Impact Ventures Fellow working on strategic growth initiatives for mothers2mothers, an HIV/AIDs charity, in Cape Town, South Africa.

Colleen’s top tip for getting hired: Do your research and network. Be authentic, energetic and humble.

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