Old Camberwell Grammarians' Association

Gallery of Achievement


Mr Christopher I Thorn AM (1981)

Christopher is a partner in EY’s Climate Change & Sustainability practice. He has a particular focus on building the Impact Investment and Social Finance market in Australia.

His studies include a Bachelor of Commerce from Melbourne University; a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance from The Securities Institute of Australia; a Sales Management Program at Columbia Business School and the Non-profit Leadership Program at Harvard Business School.

Christopher is an accomplished financial services executive who has 30 years’ experience working across private wealth management, institutional equities, philanthropy and social investment in Melbourne, New York and Brisbane. Having developed an extensive network particularly at the intersection of government, community and business sectors, Christopher has established a reputation as a thought leader in the development of social capital markets, his deep industry knowledge has been sought by a diverse and extensive Australia wide client group.

His voluntary positions have included Membership of the Australian Advisory Board to the G8 Impact Investment Taskforce; Director of Impact Investing Australia; Council Member of Philanthropy Australia 2005 – 2013; Chairman and Founder of ShareGift Australia, 2006 – 2016 and he is the Founding Chairman of StreetSmart Australia.

Christopher has a long term interest in social finance and increasing awareness of philanthropic issues and fostering relationships between interested parties in order to facilitate the giving process.

On Australia Day 2017 Christopher was honoured with an appointment as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for service to the Not for Profit sector and for advisory roles on philanthropic strategic planning and to the community.