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News February 28, 2019

Meet Aaron

Our sister company Lumin, online learning platform for the social change sector to build marketing, fundraising and communications capacity, has welcomed Aaron McNeilly as Partnerships Manager.

Aaron has returned to Melbourne after 18 months in London, and has recently completed a five-year appointment with the Prince’s Trust, formerly the Prince’s Charities Australia, where he helped establish the operations and diverse project portfolio. As Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager with The Prince's Trust UK, he managed a number of their largest corporate partners including: HSBC UK and their £2.4m Future Skills partnership; Bloomberg; Morgan Stanley and the Royal Mail Group.

Aaron brings more than a decade of cross-sector experience in partnership relations, operations management, fundraising and successful project delivery. He has an education in Product Design Engineering (Hons) and Sustainability.

He has helped shape policies and communiques furthering youth entrepreneurship on the international stage through his Australian Sherpa appointment with the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance and established The Prince's Lead Your Own Business program supporting transitioning Defence- personnel to start their own business.

Aaron believes that Australia has an incredibly fertile ground of world-class social innovation and impact. He is excited to leverage Lumin to help our sector further develop their engagement.

“There is much more that can be done by us, as a united community, to realise the potential of the impact we can make together,” he said.

“That's what makes me so very excited to join the Lumin team. While only 12- months old, Lumin is already proving its value as a platform that can further the up-skilling of our sector. Through the convenience of your web browser, organisations from across Australia can learn from some of the very best thought leaders and change-making instigators.

“I cannot wait to work with many more incredible organisations and individuals as Lumin helps to support training and capacity building in the workplace through this purpose-built platform."

Founder of Lumin and Think HQ, Jen Sharpe, was excited to welcome Aaron onboard.

“This is going to be a big year from Lumin, and Aaron is the right person to supercharge our growth and build strong support across the sector and the globe,” she said.

Connect with Aaron on LinkedIn.