John Marsh

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

John understands the two worlds of business and international development, and the opportunities for mutual benefit. He has 20 years' experience aligning business and aid sector interests in policy and strategy, aid projects and new commercial businesses in the Pacific, Africa and Asia. John is Co-Founder of Inclusiv Ventures.


John has been Country and Regional Program Director for International INGOs including Concern and Oxfam  leading teams  to  win funding for and deliver  humanitarian programs spanning education, health, agriculture and humanitarian response. He led a markets  development advisory  firm  -Prosperity Initiative – a spinoff from Oxfam  with offices in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and China. John  led EY's practice in partnering humanitarian organisations with the private sector prior to the Inclusiv joint venture with Save the Children.


John  has a PhD in Environmental Engineering, a Masters Degree in Development Finance, and a Grad Cert in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. John  was on the academic  staff that developed  and delivered the curriculum for Australia’s first  Environmental Engineering Degree (Griffith University 1992-1995).


John's rich background brings depth and  insights into the design of eLearning programs and solutions for developing countries. He brings  expertise in working with  Governments, donor partners and other development partners to create  and roll out new  policy models, development programs and financing.

Steve Watt

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Steve has worked in education & training technology leadership roles for over 20 years and is currently leading the technology team deploying digital  curriculum to 15,000 children, teachers and parents in PNG.


Ex Vice President, Blackboard, Australia & NZ  (Globally, $700M annual revenues, 3,000+ staff) and then Advisor to the global  Board of Moodle for Commercial Strategy.


Steve is networked globally across the eLearning and EdTech sector with access to experts, and consultants, organisations and software and eLearning technology partners.


Steve is Co-Founder of  Inclusiv Ventures and Inclusiv Education and founder of EdTech management consulting firm, EDT Partners Asia Pacific.

Save The Children Australia, Executive Staff:

Mat Tinkler

Mat is Director of Policy and International Programs for Save the Children Australia.  Mat has dual responsibility for delivering  International Programs and ensuring Save the Children is a strong voice for children within government policy, the media and the Australian community.

Paul Ronalds

Paul is Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children Australia and sponsor of Inclusiv Ventures. 


Paul is one of Australia's leading voices on poverty eradication and international development.


From co-founding one of Australia's first online companies to assisting tsunami-affected people in Sri Lanka, Paul's experience gives him unique insights into some of the world's most significant social, economic and political challenges.


Peter Hodgson

MA (Honours) in Law Cambridge University UK Chairman of the Board.  


Peter Hodgson is currently a director of several public companies and, until late 2016, was the Chief Executive Officer of The Myer Family Company. Until 2008, Peter worked with ANZ in senior roles including Group Managing Director Institutional, Chief Risk Officer and Head of Structured Finance. Peter has also been a director of Save the Children since May 2012 and became Chairman in June 2012.

Harvey Collins

Member of the Board.


Harvey Collins is currently Chair of Insitor Partners Pte.Ltd, Singapore (an impact fund manager), and an Executive Coach with Foresight’s Global Coaching. He has extensive experience at executive and board levels in a range of industries. This includes Chief Financial Officer of Challenge Bank Limited, a Western Australian regional bank;  and Chairman of Navitas Limited, Bankwest Limited and HBF Inc.   Harvey has also been a director of Save the Children since May 2017.

Justin Hanney

John Marsh

Steve Watt

Chief Executive Officer at City of Melbourne 


As the former Head of the Employment, Investment and Trade Group within the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, Mr Hanney’s portfolio encompassed economy-wide work to attract and facilitate international and domestic investment, grow employment and expand Victoria’s offshore trade.

Mr Hanney was previously CEO at the City of Yarra and the City of Wangaratta, the CEO of statutory body Regional Development Victoria and Deputy Secretary at the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

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