The ImpaQt Team

Doers + Dreamers + Connectors

We’re a group of experienced growth advisory specialists focused on the rapidly growing for-purpose sector. With our extensive pipeline of ventures and our wide investor networks, we have an intimate understanding of the Queensland innovation sector and how to leverage the market to generate tangible benefits for Queensland and Australian communities.

Lisa Siganto

Managing Director

Lisa has worked in the impact economy for almost 20 years, supporting and investing in social entrepreneurs changing the world. Lisa founded ImpaQt Qld in 2018 to scale the impact ecosystem. She has been on the board of numerous not-for-profit organisations and is currently a Non-Executive Director of Cape York Partnership, Bama Services, and FHEAL. Through her consultancy, Shorebirds, she has facilitated several large-scale partnership projects that create social impact. She is a member of Brisbane Angel Investors and is an impact investor.

Lisa was the founding QLD Director of Social Ventures Australia, where she was responsible for a hub of over 60 social enterprises and profit-for-purpose businesses. Formerly, she was a Partner in consulting at Deloitte and a management consultant with McKinsey & Company. Lisa has an MBA from Harvard University and an Engineering Degree (Honours) from the University of Queensland. In 2019, Lisa was a finalist for Qld Community Foundation Philanthropist of the Year and awarded an Australian Impact Investment Award.

SUSAN BLACK

General Manager - ImpaQt Qld

Susan has worked in social enterprise for over 15 years, from early start-up of an employment social enterprise to working with Social Ventures Australia to support social enterprise development by establishing the first Social Enterprise Hub in Australia. Susan led SVA’s first Reconciliation Action Plan and has served as a Non-Executive Director for several years on Oxfam Australia.

In recent years, Susan has worked in Myanmar and Vietnam as an advisor in social enterprise. Susan has a Master of Social Welfare Administration and Planning from the University of Queensland.

JEMIMA WELSH

Director & Impact Measurement Lead - ImpaQt Qld

Jemima is a Director of ImpaQt Qld and a 2019/20 Mercy Global Action Emerging Leaders Fellow (UN). She is a Director of All Hallows’ School, and a former Board Member at Queensland Social Enterprise Council and a QUT MBA Business Coach (2020). Jemima was a founding staff member of ImpaQt Qld and served as the first ImpaQt Qld GM. She has a Masters of Philosophy and Public Policy from London School of Economics (LSE). Jemima leads the ImpaQt work on social impact performance.

ANTHONY OWEN

CEO, P4Purpose. Entrepreneur in Residence - ImpaQt Qld

Anthony has 25+ years’ experience across local and global digital media and technology companies. He is a Public markets Director and CEO and founder and former CEO of Manalto Limited, a U.S based global social media management provider – with operations across Europe, Australia, North America and South Africa. Since early 2019, Anthony has supported many impact companies in the ImpaQt Qld pipeline. 

Anthony is experienced in capital raising and capital advisory and investor readiness. He has worked in international markets with partners such as Microsoft, IBM Watson, Ingram Micro and AppDirect as well as directly with many large corporations and Fortune 500 companies. 

He is also highly experienced in public markets as a Director and CEO, capital raising, global expansion, sales management and strategic commercial experience across global and multinational channel distribution, media agency environments, direct-to-market and government.