Shamal Dass

Head of Philanthropic Services, JBWere / Adjunct Associate Professor, Centre for Social Impact UNSW

Shamal Dass joined the Philanthropic Services team of JBWere in November 2012 and has led the team since November 2014. In addition to leading the team, his responsibilities include the provision of specialist strategic advice to both for-purpose organisations and private clients in areas ranging from the structuring, governance, capacity building, sustainability and organisational strategy.

Prior to joining JBWere, Shamal worked within the financial services and trustee industries gaining significant experience in advising high net worth individuals on their philanthropic structures, managing trusts and foundations (including PAFs), and constructing charitable foundation investment portfolios.

Shamal is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Centre for Social Impact, UNSW and he co-created and co-teaches the Governance for Social Impact course with the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM).

Shamal’s research, writing and teaching is focussed on the development of frameworks that enable all participants in the social impact ecosystem (for-purpose organisations, philanthropists and corporates) to deliver better outcomes for beneficiaries.

Shamal serves on a volunteer basis as;

  • a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Earthwatch Australia and Two Good Foundation;
  • Chair of the Governance Group of The Constellation Project (a cross-sector collaboration aimed at eradicating homelessness);
  • A member of many committees including the Advisory Committee of the Centre for Social Impact and Investment Committee of the JBWere Charitable Endowment Fund.

Shamal will present at Webinar Twenty Seven on 28 May, 2020. Register now.


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