Chief Executive Officer
Nadine Richardson is CEO of The Birthing Institute and founder of She Births®.
Nadine is a health education innovator, a social impact entrepreneur and an expert facilitator. She has been a teacher and trainer in yoga, childbirth and parenting for over 20 years leading thousands of families on a journey towards strength, community and well being.
Nadine advocates for more normal births and promotes integrative holistic care, where obstetrics, midwifery and doula work create optimal outcomes. She is spokesperson for the wider yoga and birth communities and presents to numerous media platforms and conferences.
The team she has brought together at The Birthing Institute all have a passion for the advancement of society through innovation and disruptive enterprise. We don’t mind if its complex, as long as there’s a vision for doing something better for health, birth and humanity.
Over the past 25 years Jo has worked in the UK and Australia with philanthropic foundations for families, corporations and government departments. Jo has had the good fortune to disrupt systems with courageous social entrepreneurs and partnered with Boards and Executive teams on strategy, leadership and organisational development. As General Manager, Operations, at the Paul Ramsay Foundation, Jo is responsible for working with partners to achieve outcomes at scale within the health and education systems in Australia.
Heidi works with a range of listed and unlisted companies supporting their governance, compliance, risk and stakeholder management needs. Previously as General Counsel/Company Secretary with ASX listed Computer Power Group and as a commercial lawyer with Allens Linklaters (formerly AR&H) she gained experience across a range of areas including international corporates, mergers and acquisitions and corporate governance. Heidi holds a Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws from Monash University.
Sue is a proven C-level executive with a record of accomplishment in driving commercialisation, transformation, business development and sales, cultural change, productivity and efficiency to exceed performance targets and build value for stakeholders. She has over ten years at GM and C-level driving performance and effecting transformation and change in start up enterprises to $200m+ businesses to deliver performance improvements and added shareholder value.
A builder and leader of senior management teams and Group COO leading a team of 12 portfolio CEOs/MDs running 16 businesses each generating up to $80m revenue, Sue has a proven track record in strategy development, business transformation, transformation and performance-led change through comprehensive restructuring, leadership development and management of staff.
Sue is also an approved advisor for the Advisory Board Centre, Australia.
Aaron is the co-founder and Director of Innovation of Education Changemakers. As a global leader in innovation for impact, he is at the forefront of a movement of ‘entrepreneurs changing lives’. Aaron is the lead author of the 2016 book ‘Edupreneur’ and the leader of the EC Labs education accelerator. His out of the box thinking is supported by a diverse career that has seen him complete seven years of active service as a decorated military officer, lead a secondary school for street children in Tanzania and an orphanage in Kenya, complete three Masters degrees and graduate from Cambridge University. Aaron is a co-founder of YGAP and the creator of the organisation’s impact model which has supported hundreds of impact entrepreneurs across three continents and changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people living in poverty. Aaron advises companies and governments across the globe on impact entrepreneurship, is a Village Capital fellow and was named as the Australian social entrepreneur of the year by FYA in 2015.
Kaitlin has a powerful combination of education and entrepreneurship experience. The holder of a Masters degree of international education, she has taught in schools across England, Australia and East Africa in both high and low SES contexts. As the co-founder of Spark* International and YGAP she has accelerated hundreds of impact entrepreneurs across Africa, Asia and Australia and overseen programmes that have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of people living in poverty. Additionally, as the founder of YHER and the One Roof Plus Accelerator (both exclusively for female entrepreneurs) she brings a particular strength around female leadership. Kaitlin was named as the 2014 Australian social entrepreneur of the year by the Foundation for Young Australians.