Help us reach our goal!

24 January 2014 Magazine

Help us reach our goal!

There are two great reasons to buy The Big Issue magazine this fortnight: we’re celebrating our 450th edition AND taking part in International Street Paper Vendor Week from 3-9 February.

More than 70 CEOs and senior business leaders around Australia will hit the streets to sell copies of The Big Issue from 3-7 February. This includes BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie, Perpetual CEO Geoff Lloyd and Telstra CFO Andy Penn. They will be joined by politicians including Federal Trade and Investment Minister Andrew Robb and Opposition Deputy Leader Tanya Plibersek.

Join our campaign by buying a copy of the magazine this fortnight and encouraging your friends to do the same.

Together, we can make a difference to the lives of the 28,000 homeless and disadvantaged people who sell street magazines here and around the world each year.

Look out for CEOs and senior leaders donning our trademark fluoro vest during International Street Paper Vendor Week in your state. They include:


Andrew Barr  - Treasurer of ACT

Katy Gallagher  - Chief Minister of ACT

Shane Rattenbury -  ACT Minister for Housing


Anthony Albanese - Federal Member for Greyndler, Shadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, and Shadow Minister for Tourism

Mike Allen – CEO,  Housing NSW

Mike Baird - Treasurer of NSW

Keith Bethlehem – Partner,  CBP Lawyers

Virginia Briggs -  Partner,  Minter Ellison 

Anita Cade -  Partner,  Ashurst 

Gary Chiert – Partner,  Corrs

Grant Fuzi -  Managing Partner,  Allen & Overy 

Danny Gilbert -  Managing Partner,  Gilbert + Tobin

Peter Harkin  - Partner,  CBP Lawyers

Geoff Lloyd - Chief Executive Officer and MD,  Perpetual

Ray Mainsbridge – Partner,  Ashurst 

Marise Payne -  Federal Minister for Human Services

Tanya Plibersek - Deputy Leader of the Opposition

Vivienne Skinner  - CEO, Creating Australia

Mark Stanbridge – Partner,  Ashurst 

John Stawyskyj – Partner, Ashurst

Mark Warburton  - Equity Capital Markets Origination for Australia and New Zealand,  Macquarie Group Limited

Sam White -  CEO Loan Market/ Ray White


Daryl Clifford – Partner,  Corrs

Jon Meadmore – Partner,  CBP Lawyers

Rolf Moses - Director of People and Development,  Norton Rose Fulbright

Paul Pisasale - Ipswich Mayor

Peter Schimdt  - Head of Office,  Norton Rose Fulbright

Gavin Scott – Partner,  Ashurst

Bill Shorten - Opposition Leader


Daryl Bateman -  Executive General Manager Sales & Distribution,  People’s Choice Credit Union

Robert Bria - Mayor, City of Norwood Payneham and St Peters

Kate Ellis - Federal Member for Adelaide and Shadow Minister for Education and Shadow Minister for Early Childhood Federal Government

David Parkin -  Mayor, City of Burnside

Tony Piccolo  - SA Minister for Communities and Social Inclusion

Michael Picton - Mayor,  Mitcham   

Claire Robbs -  CEO,  Life Without Barriers 

Ken Rolland - Mayor, Holdfast Bay

Ian Smith -  Partner,  Bespoke Approach

Stephen Yarwood - Lord Mayor, Adelaide City Council


Kevin Andrews - Federal Minister for Social Services

Steven Amendola  - Partner,  Ashurst

Rick Aylett  - State General Manager, Regional Commercial and Agribusiness, Westpac

Bruce Billson - Federal Minister for Small Business

Jeremy Blackshaw – Partner, Minter Ellison 

Lee Blake -  State General Manager Victoria, Retail & Business Banking, Westpac

Vicki Carter - Executive General Manager Retail, NAB

Ann-Marie Chamberlain - GM Wealth, Personal Banking, NAB

Mel Clare - Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, NAB

Paul Collins - Executive Manager, Retail, NAB

Phil Craig  -Executive General Manager for Corporate Affairs,  Origin

Dion Crowe - GM retail, NAB

Robert Doyle - Melbourne Lord Mayor

Greg Duncan - Head of Business Development, NAB

Katrina Enos - GM Retail, VIC West & TAS, NAB

Mike Ferraro - Head of Corporate Group, Herbert Smith Freehills

Sean Fitzgerald - GM Retail SA, NT & WA , NAB

Andrew Gibson - Head of Finance, Retail, NAB

Helene Gordon - Head of People, Retail, NAB

Michaela Healey - Group Executive, People, Communications and Governance , NAB

Kylie Lane -  Partner,  Ashurst

Richard Leder  - Partner,  Corrs

Lisa Livis - State General Manager, Commercial Banking,  Westpac

Andrew Mackenzie – CEO,  BHP Billiton 

Don Maloney  - Partner,  Ashurst 

Anthony Moorhouse -  CEO , Dynamiq

Alice Muhlebach  - Partner,  Ashurst

Scott Munn  - CEO,  Melbourne Heart

Mary Padbury - Vice Chairman,  Ashurst

Andy Penn  - Chief Financial Officer,  Telstra

Andrew Robb, Federal Trade and Investment Minister

John Rogerson -  CEO,  Australian Drug Foundation

Irene Rowlands - GM Retail, NSW South & ACT, NAB

Julie Rynski  - General Manager, SME Business Banking, Westpac

Steve Shaw - GM Retails, VIC East, NAB

Bill Shorten  - Leader of the Opposition Federal Government

Craig Wallace – COO,  Allens


Jean Bursle – Partner, Ashurst

Spencer Flay – Partner,  Corrs

Michael Sutherland - Speaker of the Legislative Assembly


To view our media release, click here.


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