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Social Impact Consulting

Delivering the best outcomes for Australia’s most vulnerable communities

Deloitte’s Social Impact Consulting team focuses on shaping the social services ecosystem across government, business, the social sector to deliver the best outcomes for Australia’s most vulnerable communities. We believe in profit-with-purpose and the opportunity for business to close the trust gap with consumers and the community.

Our Purpose

Facilitating cross industry impact is at the heart of what we do. Our dedicated Social Impact Consulting team works alongside the government, business and social sectors to create a truly inclusive society that delivers the best outcomes for Australia and its communities.

We are passionate about contributing to agendas of national significance including shaping the future of the disability sector, reducing long-term welfare dependency and developing new funding and service delivery models to tackle complex social challenges at scale.

"The team and I are passionate about bringing the latest trends in strategy, technology and innovation from other industries and global players to empower and drive change across the Australian social sector" - Tharani Jegatheeswaran, Partner, Deloitte Australia

Our Team

SI Consulting Team

What we do

We work collaboratively with government, business and the social sector to improves outcomes for Australia’s most vulnerable communities.

With expertise across community services, disability, aged care, international aid and the indigenous communities, we are passionate about creating a more inclusive society.

Social Sector

Not-for-profits and social sector organisations are facing significant changes in Australia with government reforms, digital disruption, new entrants, declining donor dollars and an environment of increased competition and public scrutiny.

We work with the social sector to navigate these changes and help organisations deliver sustainable outcomes that are aligned to their vision and mission. By combining our deep understanding of the social sector with our expertise in strategy, operational transformation, and technology we are able to support these organisations to deliver greater social impact.

Public Sector

As part of the move towards commissioning and contestability, there is now an unprecedented need to facilitate collaboration between government and the social sector. To successfully support this, it is critical that Australia enables a vibrant social sector that can deliver services efficiently and effectively.

With this in mind, we work at the intersection of government and the social sector to co-design policy and funding initiatives that deliver greater outcomes for vulnerable communities and make better use of government’s funding envelope.


Funding reforms have also created opportunities for new market entrants to deliver value and impact to communities in need. In anticipation of this changing market landscape, we work with businesses and the private sector to better understand the potential opportunities and role they can play in achieving ‘profit with purpose’.

We also support the private sector to engage with the public and social sectors to collaborate on shared value initiatives, enabling each party to play to their strengths and design solutions that tackle complex social issues at scale.

Get in touch

If you are asking any of the following questions, we would love to hear from you:

  • What impact does our organisation want to have into the future?
  • How do we ensure the sustainability of our organisation in the future?
  • What growth opportunities should we pursue, including social impact investment?
  • How can we improve our organisation’s efficiency and effectiveness?
  • How should our organisation be structured to deliver the greatest impact?
  • What capabilities are essential for our leadership team?

Contact us

Tharani Jegatheeswaran

Tharani Jegatheeswaran

Partner, Social Impact Consulting

Tharani leads Deloitte Australia’s Social Impact Consulting practice, a dedicated practice that works at the intersection of the not-for-profit (NFP) sector, government and business to deliver better ... More

Les Hems

Les Hems

Director, Social Impact Consulting

Les is a Director in Deloitte Australia’s Social Impact Consulting practice and consults widely across the field of social impact including: strategy, growth, innovation, social impact investing, outc... More

Rob Haggett

Rob Haggett

Senior Manager, Social Impact Consulting

Rob is a Senior Manager in Deloitte's Social Impact Consulting practice with extensive strategy and operations experience. He was worked in the not-for-profit, government and corporate sector and has ... More