Adjunct Associate Professor, Centre for Social Impact | Founding Director, Asia Pacific Centre for Social Investment and Philanthropy, Swinburne University
Dr Michael Liffman was appointed in March 2001 as founding Director of Philanthropy and Social Invesment at Swinburne.
Michael has a background in social policy, research and community work. After working with the Brotherhood of St Laurence and the Ecumenical Migration Centre, he became CEO of the Myer Foundation and the Sidney Myer Fund.
Michael has been elected to the coordinating committee of Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmakers’ Support (WINGS) based in Maila – the first Australian to be so honoured. He is also a Board member of the SouthPort Community Residential Home, and the Alpine School. Former involvements include membership of the board of the Australian Council of Social Services, the Australian Institute of Multicultural Affairs, the Department of Human Services Ethics Committee, the Community Advisory Committee of the Special Broadcasting Service, and the Immigration Review Tribunal.
Michael is a former President of the Australian Association of Philanthropy, and a member of the International Network on Strategic Philanthropy.