Shamal joined the Philanthropic Services team of JB Were in November 2012 and has led the team since November 2014. In addition to leading the team, his responsibilities include the provision of specialist strategic advice to both for-purpose organisations and private clients in areas ranging from the structuring, governance, capacity building, sustainability and organisational strategy.
Prior to joining JBWere, Shamal worked within the financial services and trustee industries gaining significant experience in advising high net worth individuals on their philanthropic structures, managing trusts and foundations (including PAFs), and constructing charitable foundation investment portfolios. Shamal serves as Vice-Chair and Treasurer of the Arts Health Institute, and serves on multiple committees including the Advisory Committee member for the Centre for Social Impact and Investment Committee of the JBWere Charitable Endowment Fund. Shamal’s research and writing focuses on the development on frameworks that enable all participants in the social outcomes ecosystem (for-purpose organisations, philanthropists and corporates) to deliver greater impact.
Shamal’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Economics (1st Class Honours); and Fellow of Finance – Financial Services Institute of Australia