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Cassandra Goldie


Cassandra Goldie is CEO of ACOSS and Adjunct Professor with UNSW Sydney. With public policy expertise in economic, social and environmental issues, civil society, social justice and human rights, Cassandra has represented the interests of people who are disadvantaged, and civil society generally, in major national and international processes as well as in grassroots communities. Prior to joining ACOSS, Cassandra held senior roles in both the NFP and public sectors, including with the Australian Human Rights Commission, Darwin Community Legal Service and Senior Executive with Legal Aid in Western Australia.

Cassandra has a PhD from UNSW Sydney and a Masters of Law from University College London. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and serves on the UNSW Law Advisory Committee, the Australian Climate Roundtable, the Pinnacle Foundation Board and the Energy Charter Independent Accountability Panel. Cassandra is Co-Chair of the ACOSS and UNSW Sydney Poverty and Inequality Partnership and a member of Chief Executive Women. 

Cassandra’s accolades include recognition as one of the Inaugural Westpac Australian Financial Review 100 Women of Influence; Impact 25 Most Influential People in the Social Economy; Australia’s top 50 Outstanding LGBTI Executives by Deloitte; and recipient of the 2021 UNSW Alumni Award for Social Impact and Service.

See Cassandra Goldie at the Better Futures Forum:

Tuesday 17 August, 4.30pm - 5.20pm AEST
BREAKOUT SESSION: Policy settings for a climate-resilient society and economy