Designer / Social Enterprise - USA
As an entrepreneur living in Alabama, Pam Dorr runs seven businesses, two of which are not for profits, focusing on the creation of affordable housing and economic development that provide jobs and job training. Pam is the Executive Director of the Hale Empowerment & Revitalisation Organisation, Inc. (HERO) and Habitat for Humanity, Hale County, Inc. In these roles, Pam maintains working partnerships with all levels of government, community organisations, service providers and volunteers, ensuring that community development opportunities that celebrate Alabama’s rural communities are made possible.
Education - Australia
Jihad Dib was the Principal of Punchbowl Boys’ High School in Sydney’s South West. Appointed to the role of Principal at 33, Jihad was one of the youngest principals in NSW when he took over and his modern approach revolutionised the school.
Jihad’s leadership has led to a significant reduction in absenteeism, increased morale, surging enrolments and much-improved academic results at the school in the seven years he has been Principal. In addition to outstanding outcomes within the school, Jihad’s philosophy of having his students actively engage with the wider community has established a wonderful sense of pride in the school among the Punchbowl community.
Designer / Artist - Australia
A descendant of the Walbanga and Wadi Wadi people of the Yuin nation, Alison Page is an award-winning designer and executive officer of the Saltwater Freshwater Arts Alliance. Exploring links between cultural identity, art and design, her work spans architecture, interiors, jewellery and public art.
Since 1997, in association with Merrima Design, Alison has worked with various urban and rural Aboriginal communities in the delivery of culturally appropriate architectural and design services. The Arts Alliance, based on the mid north coast of New South Wales, is governed by ten local Aboriginal land councils and hosts a range of cultural programs including the annual Saltwater Freshwater Festival and the National Aboriginal Design Agency.
Photographer - Australia
With over a decade of experience working within the music industry in various roles, Kane Hibberd is well educated in music. Having returned to study to complete a Bachelor of Photography at the prestigious RMIT University in 2008, The Art Of Capture has quickly gained the attention of the international music community. 2010 saw Hibberd recognised as one of the leading rock photographers in the world by British music magazine NME. Hibberd was announced as the second place-getter in the rock bible’s first annual Music Photography Awards.