Founders and Directors Liz Skelton and Kerry Graham are national thought leaders and practitioners with decades of experience in collaboration in complexity and leadership for systems change.

Kerry Graham, CFI Co-Founder & Director

Kerry has worked in social impact for over 20 years. Through CFI, Kerry builds the capacity of communities, corporations, governments, philanthropy and non-profit organisations to drive large-scale social change in intractable social challenges.

Prior to this Kerry held executive roles within national non-profit organisations (Inspire Foundation CEO; Good Beginnings Australia, COO); and advised governments on social policy (Australian Social Inclusion Board, NSW Treasurer’s Advisory Body). She holds qualifications in public policy, law, social work and community management.

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Liz Skelton, CFI Co-Founder & Director

Liz is renowned globally for her work and expertise in Australia and the UK as a leader, thought-leader, capacity builder, consultant, author and facilitator of leadership for social and adaptive system change. Prior to CFI, Liz was Founder of The Adaptive Practice & Principal Consultant with Social Leadership Australia (SLA) developing leadership for social change across Australia with leaders in corporate, government and community sectors.

Liz has developed her practice in leadership and power to transform collaboration across race and power to influence racial equity, leading to the development of an innovative capacity building practice and platform Deep Collaboration currently being developed by CFI.

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CFI translates learnings from the field and global practice into practical insights at the political, policy and practice level in order to improve outcomes on the issues Australians care most about. CFI Directors, Kerry Graham and Liz Skelton, and CFI Network members regularly speak about the need for social change in Australia to take a systems change approach.

Please contact us if you are interested in engaging CFI as a speaker or contributor to your event or conversation.

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The CFI Board

Currently, the CFI Board has 5 Directors: Liz Skelton & Kerry Graham as co-Founders and Directors, Kyrstie Dunn, Sean Leong and Regina Hill.

The CFI Core team

The team provides expertise in operations, administration, project support and management, business development, measurement, evaluation and learning, digital projects, communications, Deep Collaboration work, and event management.

If you would like any member of the CFI Team to speak with your initiative or at your next event, please get in touch.

The skilled and passionate team are:

The CFI Network

The CFI Network is a diverse, lead-edge, Australia-wide Network of practitioners with experience and skills to support systems change initiatives. Individually, in teams and collectively, the Network builds capacity, supports learning, expands and strengthens systems change practice in Australia, takes up thought leadership and enables a national movement for systems change.

The Network is diverse in geography, experience, expertise and methodology.

Meet the CFI Network