Selar is Managing Director and Founder of Future Value, based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Selar is an advocate and catalyst for transformational shifts to regeneration and a more democratic economy, believing in the generation of social outcomes through the implementation of ESG accountability and re-direction of capital to achieve social and environmental outcomes, alongside financial return, for long-term community wellbeing.
A recognised social impact leader and knowledge expert, Selar has over 20 years’ experience servicing the social sector in senior leadership and fundraising, governance and capital raising roles across Australia and New Zealand. He has raised more than $200M in future income growth to cornerstone social clients, delivered ESG framework planning and development including impact investment criteria, and formed an innovative $100M impact investment fund for property.
Selar holds Advisory Council and Board governance positions for purpose-led enterprises in Australia, New Zealand and the United States, and is a values-based business advisor, mentoring and coaching young and peer entrepreneurs to develop their businesses through a purpose-led strategy.
A proud New Zealander, Selar balances his cross-country interests by cheering the All Blacks in Rugby Union and the Brisbane Lions in AFL. He is a canine foster carer, adopting Buddy-bear, a tri-limb English Bull Terrier who is well known for video-bombing global conference calls.
Lauren James is co-Founder and a Director of Future Value, originally from Melbourne, and residing for the past decade in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Lauren studied commerce and economics at ANU in Canberra in the early 2000’s, before switching completely to campaign as a fundraiser on behalf of international and national causes on the streets of Melbourne, followed by a 2-year period travelling to townships in the vast backyard of regional Australia. Her storytelling ability is second to none.
She has since become a social sector expert in marketing and channel distribution, with significant strengths in operational systems and processes, training, workforce deployment, stakeholder and relationship management, sales negotiations and business development. Collectively, this has made her one of the most highly respected leaders within the fundraising sector on both sides of the Tasman. Lauren is an active board member on one of the sector’s peak bodies for integrity, quality and sector sustainability.
In her “spare” time, Lauren volunteers by fundraising for a local Brisbane humanitarian organisation and a small international charity which sponsors children from informal settlements in Nairobi, Kenya. When she is not fundraising, you’ll find Lauren listening to a podcast about how to change the world whilst walking her two American Staffordshire Terriers, Jackson and Jamima
Joel is co-Founder and a Director of Future Value, based in Northern New South Wales, Australia.
Joel is a data and technology crusader who has a passion to help build a more collaborative and customer/donor centric future. The speed of change and the convergence of data and technology has an enormous influence on the way we all live. The ability to harness and leverage both these forces to empower organisations, marketers and fundraisers to multiply value through collaboration is what excites him.
Joel has been leading the data-driven services company, Marketsoft, for the past 16 years across commercial organisations including major banks, publishers, retailers, and in recent years a focus on purpose-led organisations in the charity sector.
Instrumental in launching Australia’s first donor centric data collaborative in late 2014, called LemonTree, Joel’s vision is to create sustainable fundraising practices through collaborative thinking, technology, data and ultimately, by putting the donor first. LemonTree now empowers 90+ major Australian and New Zealand charities to grow giving in the community sustainably.
Joel has a deep passion for entrepreneurship to tackle the big global challenges. He hops in the ocean at any chance, while being a self-confessed golf tragic following a misspent youth chasing the small white ball.
Russell is a Director of Future Value, now living in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.
Russ has spent much of the last 14 years travelling to, and extensively throughout, Papua New Guinea, establishing a significant community and business network. A major highlight was as a special events projects’ consultant for the 2010 PNG Women in Business expo held in Lae, the biggest of its type ever held in the country with hundreds of thousands of attendees, including the Prime Minister who opened the event, the late Sir Michael Somare.
A sales and marketing professional, Russ has extensive experience in real estate including as a licenced real estate agent. He has been involved in real estate acquisition, negotiation, feasibility analysis, property development, market research, project management, and financing. Russ qualified with distinction from the Australian Institute of Management and has owned and directed companies in Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. Russ also served as a National Serviceman in Vietnam with an Army Aviation unit in the late 1960s.
Russ is deeply interested in how social investment can transform community wellbeing. He has plenty of stories to tell, which he delights in regaling all who will listen, and greatly looks forward to developing new and exciting ventures with the communities of Papua New Guinea.
Feda Adra is an inspiring business and industry leader driven by an entrepreneurial mindset and the strong desire to achieve “the greater good.”
As a driving force for positive change, Feda’s leadership success is built on her power to connect, influence and inspire through compelling vision and foresight, her courage to continually challenge the status quo, and a core value of “doing and being more.” Feda has driven innovative approaches to aged and community care, whilst leading extraordinary organisational growth.
Passionately committed to collaboration, Feda establishes strong industry and cross-sector connections enabling collaboration to find game-changing services and products to improve the health and wellbeing of communities. She founded Vitality Village, a dynamic community model that fosters collaboration across diverse skill sets to collectively impact broader community health and wellbeing challenges.
Feda has lived in the Sunshine Coast since 1995 and has led for-purpose organisations providing services to youth, aged care and disability for over 25 years. Feda has been recognised as Sunshine Coast Professional Businesswoman of the Year in 2019.
Future Value’s vision aligns strongly with Feda’s work in creating social impact in communities to solve global problems in collaboration with like-minded individuals.
Vince Scully is a qualified accountant, financial planner and mortgage broker with more than 35 years of experience in banking, finance and financial planning, including pioneering lending to Self-Managed Superfunds. Throughout Vince’s career, he saw the way in which smart financial planning can transform people’s lives – and he firmly believed that it was a service that should be available to all.
Making this vision into a reality, Vince is the founder of award-winning LifeSherpa.com.au, Australia’s first online financial planner that aims to give all Australians access to quality financial advice and resources, in a way that’s easy, convenient and affordable. After all, as Vince says, a little guidance can take you a very long way.
“Cut out your morning latte and you can be rich!” is among many popular money myths that Vince, also an author of the The Latte Fallacy, aims to debunk and in so doing empower a new generation of Australians with skills and attitudes to successfully navigate the world of money.
Based in Sydney, New South Wales, Vince is pleased to bring his financial expertise to bear on Future Value’s vision of empowering communities through social investment.
Jenni Walke is a proud Bundjalung woman from Northern Rivers NSW.
Jenni is the Indigenous Engagement Advisor for Anglo American, in addition to the founder of the B Impact Collective and Elephant in the Room Consulting, a Supply Nation Certified business.
Jenni helps people create businesses that inspire and add value to the world. Through her company, she serves business providing their owners, leaders and teams with clarity, structure, and processes to enable them to grow and scale on purpose.
Jenni’s approach is based on a recognition that people make a fundamental difference to the execution and achievement of any business strategy and project. She believes, culture is the lifeblood of an organisation, its DNA; and culture is more than just people…it is the processes and actions people take every day.
Jenni has expertise in recruitment and talent development, culture and leadership, capability development, business strategy and facilitation and works with people to create businesses that inspire and add value to the world. An accomplished speaker, author, and coach Jenni is also a mentor for the Queensland Government Mentoring4Growth and Mentoring4ACE programs, IBA Strong Women Strong Business Mentor program and a Fellow of the Institute for Learning Professionals.
Nikos has over twenty years of experience as a corporate attorney concentrating in capital markets law, banking law, and mergers and acquisitions. He is admitted to the Athens Bar, New York Bar, and California Bar. Over the course of his career, Nikos has worked on a variety of domestic and cross-border acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures, restructuring and financing. This has led to a deep enquiry into social investment, ESG and impact investing.
Nikos started his career in New York City and was employed by major US law firms, including Proskauer Rose and Skadden Arps, as a corporate finance attorney for over six years. From 2012 to 2016, he headed the Capital Markets/Banking and Finance practices of one of the largest and most distinguished Greek law firms.
He recently served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Greek listed company Creta Farms and Legal Advisor to the Greek Ministry of Finance, serving on four committees to draft new legislation in respect of corporations law, mergers and acquisitions law, Greek film industry, and collection companies.
Based in Athens, Greece, Nikos has a passion for film, theater and photography. In 2016 he made one of his dreams come true by going to film school, and since then has participated in several film festivals, photo exhibitions, and theater plays. His motto is “know thyself”.