Meet our Board - Amy Orange
The Infoxchange Group is dedicated to using technology to improve the lives of people experiencing disadvantage and the organisations that support them. Our versatile and experienced Board plays a huge role in supporting this work.
In this post, we’re delighted to introduce our new Board member Amy Orange, an award-winning social entrepreneur and Principal of Fourth Sector Solutions.
Amy’s initial interest in joining the Infoxchange Group Board stemmed from her deep respect for our work as well as shared values of equity and inclusion.
“I recognised a strong internal culture which values and practices diversity and professional growth, and which demonstrates inspiring leadership, as well as the enormous potential for the contribution that Infoxchange and Connecting Up can continue to make towards improving the lives of disadvantaged people not only in Australia, but globally,” says Amy.
A desire for social justice and social inclusion has been a strong motivator for Amy since she was very young. She believes technology can make a huge contribution to helping people who are experiencing disadvantage.
“Technology is an incredible and game-changing enabler of social inclusion and equity,” she says.
“It allows people of all ages, genders, ethnicities, abilities and socio-economic backgrounds to gain access to crucial information and support wherever they are, to give everyone a chance at a healthy, meaningful and inclusive life.”
Amy brings more than a decade of experience in the not-for-profit and social enterprise sector, developing sustainable strategies that align people, planet and profit for a better world. In 2018 she was recognised as one of the InDaily Top 40 Under 40 business leaders in South Australia.
As a self-described “millennial” board member, Amy hopes to contribute new ideas and new ways of thinking to the Infoxchange Group, and she’s also looking forward to the opportunity to learn from her highly-skilled fellow board members.
Amy describes the Infoxchange Group as a “maturing social enterprise with a solid reputation and strong national and international partnerships” and says the organisation is well positioned to build on our existing achievements to drive the creative use of technology for positive social impact.
“The digital age is well and truly here, and this has created transitional challenges as well as opportunities for many support organisations that the Infoxchange Group can assist with,” she says.
“The success of the Infoxchange Group’s initiatives like Ask Izzy has potential for global application and scale to improve the lives of disadvantaged people across the globe.”