Teddy Loveny (They/Them)
Teddy started their career in performing arts, working in arts education and independent live performance-making. Having taken a non-traditional education pathway, Teddy is passionate about alternative education and celebrates the transferrable skills that emerge from typically undervalued places. This drew them to working in a variety of roles in the VET sector, Higher Education and private training organisations before the urge for adventure led them to accept a project developing and delivering a youth performing arts summer program in Shanghai in 2017.
After returning home to Perth in 2018, they began exploring work in the for-purpose sector. Completing a Graduate Certificate in Social Impact in 2019, they went on to join the Impact Team at Anglicare WA where they gained a deep understanding of outcomes measurement in a complex service-delivery environment. Moving to Sydney in 2022, Teddy now works for The Siddle Family Foundation and feels exceptionally privileged to grapple with new ways of making impact and understanding the role of philanthropy as a mechanism for change.
Former board member of TransFolk of WA and Umbrella Works Inc, Teddy feels strongly about the vital role of grassroots community organisations. They are a skilled facilitator and love working with organisations to articulate their values, strategy and impact in ways that are meaningful and operational. Proudly queer, trans and neurodivergent, Teddy is an advocate for diverse, safe and values-led workplaces. They are a partner, a step-parent, a coffee snob and an enthusiastic home cook who is incapable of accurately predicting how long until dinner is ready.