Emma-Kate Rose 

Emma-Kate is the Operations Director at The Next Economy, drawing on over 30 years’ experience working in business, social enterprise development, environmental sustainability, food justice and bottom-up economic development.

In addition to her role at The Next Economy, she also leads Food Connect, an award-winning social enterprise which has led the way in transforming the local food system, using principles of ecological agriculture to engage ethically with family farms and local communities.

Emma-Kate is a past Fellow of the Yunus Centre for Social Business at Griffith University. She is currently a Special Advisor to the Board of the Queensland Social Enterprise Council, where she was previously President from 2017-2020. During her time there, she helped secure philanthropic and government funding to coordinate a sector-wide strategy to scale impact across Queensland, as well as winning the bid to bring the World Social Enterprise Forum to Brisbane in 2022.

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