Kevin Robbie



Executive Director, Employment, Social Ventures Australia
Sydney, Australia

Kevin Robbie is Executive Director, Employment, at Social Ventures Australia. Kevin is responsible for leading Social Ventures Australia’s work around employment creation for people excluded from the labour market. This includes social enterprise development, school to work transitions, developing new approaches to social finance, partnership working with the corporate sector to develop employment pathways and developing approaches to building the evidence base around the impact of the sector.

Kevin Robbie has over 15 years experience in the community sector in the UK, including 7 years as Chief Executive of Forth Sector, one of Scotland’s leading social enterprises. He has also run projects, written a number of publications or acted as an advisor for the Scottish Government, Social Firms Scotland/UK and the Big Lottery around measuring social added value, new approaches to social investment, new approaches to commissioning public services, social enterprise development, developing supportive working environments and reform of the welfare benefits system. Kevin was also involved in the EQUAL Social Economy Scotland Development Partnership which was a cross-sector collaboration project aimed at developing the social enterprise sector. Prior to joining SVA, Kevin was on secondment to the UK Government’s Cabinet Office as an advisor on both Social Return on Investment (SROI) and the role of social enterprise in creating employment for those seriously disadvantaged in the labour market.