Michael Traill AM

Michael joined Social Ventures Australia as founding CEO in 2002 after 15 years as a co-founder and Executive Director of Macquarie Group’s private equity arm, Macquarie Direct Investment.

He is Chair of GoodStart Early Learning; Executive Director of For Purpose Investment Partners and a director of Assetic, Australian Philanthropic Services, The Paul Ramsay Foundation and Sunsuper where he chairs the investment committee.  In 2010 Michael was made a member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his services to not-for-profit organisations.  He is also the author of ‘Jumping Ship’ which won the Ashurst Business Literature Prize in 2017.

He holds a BA (Hons) from Melbourne University and an MBA from Harvard University.