Hand Heart Pocket board member recognised for outstanding achievement

Sandy Receiving Award

Hand Heart Pocket board member Sandy Blackburn-Wright recently received an award for Outstanding Achievement at the Australian Impact Investment Awards in Sydney.

She was one of four individuals to receive the prestigious award for going above and beyond to make a considerable contribution to the impact investment space. Sandy’s organisation, Social Outcomes, was also named as a finalist at the awards in the category of Market Maker of the Year 2019.

Hand Heart Pocket Chairman Alasdair Begley congratulated Sandy on her award and said the Freemason charity was fortunate to have her expertise and dedication as part of the board.

“Sandy is a very worthy recipient of this award, and I know the Freemasons of Queensland will join me in congratulating her on her latest achievement,” Alasdair said.

Sandy joined the board of Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland in March of this year and was the first female to be appointed as a board director in the organisation’s 110-year history. She has brought with her over 35 years of experience in the philanthropy and non-profit sectors both in Australia and overseas, with her main area of speciality being social enterprise, impact investing and shared value.

Photo: Sandy Blackburn-Wright delivers a speech after accepting an award for Outstanding Achievement at the Australian Impact Investment Awards.

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