The IYC 2012 Secretariat is generously supported by Social Business Australia and Capricorn Society Ltd. It was formed in 2011 to support the Steering Committee to oversee the planning of an Australia-wide response to the UN declared International Year of Co-operatives 2012.

IYC 2012 Secretariat Ltd is a Not For Profit company with all proceeds to the IYC 2012 National Appeal.

Board of Directors

  • Greg Wall (Chair) CEO, Capricorn Society Ltd.
  • Melina Morrison, Director, Social Business Australia (SBA)
  • Peter Knock (Director), CEO, The Co-op
  • Rowan Dowland (Director), General Manager Development, bankmecu

Former Directors

  • Daniel Newlan, Senior Adviser, Policy & Public Affairs, Abacus Australian Mutuals
  • Richard O'Leary, CEO, Macleay Regional Co-opeartive Ltd

Contact the Secretariat UN IYC 2012 Australian National Steering Committee

Melina Morrison
Social Business Australia
Locked Bag 436
Victoria Park WA 6979
T: +61 2 9345 0074
M: 0410 902 656




Maggie Beer
Maggie Beer, 2010 Senior Australian of the Year and Supporter of IYC 2012
"My passion for using fresh seasonal and local produce is equalled by my passion for my local, cooperative store...Community focused, ethical and sustainable that's the cooperative difference."

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