Nicholas Bolto is General Manager of Workplace Health at Sanitarium and has worked in the community and social justice sectors since his undergraduate years including as CEO of numerous regional and national charities. Nic conceived The Difference after reading photojournalist Jim Goldberg’s “Rich and Poor” between philosophy and and media studies lectures at Monash University. After a twenty year incubation period and now in year three, The Difference offers a new angle on old issues so that problems faced by many Australians can be more readily solved.
Nic is a fellow of AIM, AICD, a past Churchill Fellow and Chairman of Chapter Seven Limited, publisher of The Difference.
Olivia is a people consultant and Senior Associate within Mercer’s Talent consulting practice in the areas of workforce strategy, organisational development, talent management, total rewards, HR effectiveness and change management. She worked for five years with Australian Healthcare Associates providing specialist consulting services in health, aged care and community services. Olivia is a Certified Professional with the Australian Human Resources Institute and has Bachelors in Commerce (Management major) and Arts (Psychology major) from Monash University.
Bec completed her Global Arts at Monash University in South Africa in 2011, returning back to Australia to start her own business, The Projection Room – a project management consultancy which became Australia’s second certified B Corporation. Bec has successfully designed, developed and delivered a number of social impact projects for Monash University, Creativity Australia, The Oaktree Foundation and Business for Millennium Development. She has also worked for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Geneva.
Damian Richmond (Grad AICD)
Damian works brings nearly 5 years of experience of working with the social sector as a a community banking manager with bankmecu. One of Damian's key functions is to look for banking solutions to social issues key and has dealt with many organisations who work in the area The Difference reports on. Damian is also a founder of an organisation HopeBuilders who deal with disadvantaged orphans and widows in Uganda, this project is a sustainable village project complete with an Australian curriculum school. HopeBuilders has a project in Rwanda that provides a Restorative Justice counselling program, social enterprise co op and eduction support.
Daniel Bignold is currently the Managing Director of a Consulting firm – Saqqara Enterprises. Prior to this he held several roles in the General Management, Sales and Marketing areas: He was the Executive General Manager of the online comparison company - iSelect Pty Ltd; the Head of Residential and Head of Commercial at the online property portal - realestate.com.au Pty Ltd; the Global Marketing Director of a healthcare software company - TrakHealth Pty Ltd; the Managing Director of a strategic business consulting firm – The Marketing Dept. and; Brand Manager and Sales Operations Manager at IBM Australia.
Daniel holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Master of Commerce.