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#CEOSelling to raise awareness for street paper vendors all over the world

The Big Issue, an independent, not-for-profit organisation that develops solutions to help people facing homelessness, marginalisation and disadvantage positively change their lives is gearing up to celebrate International Vendor Week with our annual #CEOSelling campaign.

The Big Issue provides opportunities for people to earn their own income, while helping them build confidence and their capacity to help themselves.

The Big Issue operates a number of programs alongside its well-known Big Issue magazine: the Women’s Subscription Enterprise, Community Street Soccer Program, The Big Issue Classroom, The Big Idea and Homes for Homes.

During 3-9 February, more than 70 CEOs and leaders across Australia will don the fluoro vest, selling The Big Issue magazine to help celebrate and raise awareness for the 9000+ street paper vendors all over the world, who are working hard as a way out of homelessness, disadvantage and marginalisation.

Since The Big Issue sprang into life in 1996, more than 7000 people have donned the trademark fluoro vest.

“By selling the magazine, they’ve improved their circumstances, and forged friendships and community along the way,” according to a statement in their website.

The Big Issue is part of a global community of more than 110 street publications across 35 countries, all part of the International Network of Street Papers or 4.6 million readers worldwide helping to combat homelessness and disadvantage.

The International Vendor Week edition dedicated to remarkable people will feature an inspirational Letter to My Younger Self series penned by vendors around the country: Rachel in Sydney, David in Perth, Stephen in Melbourne and our cover star, Lenny, in Brisbane. Their letters offer hope, dignity and compassion.

Guest vendors in the next few week are:

Australian Capital Territory
Hon. Andrew Barr, Chief Minister for Australian Capital Territory

New South Wales
Adam Lancey, General Manager at Mt Arthur Coal, BHP Newcastle
Anita Cade, Managing Partner, Sydney Office, Ashurst
Connie Kirk, National Executive Director, Urban Development Insitutue of Australia
Dave Stevens, Chairman and COO, Brennan IT
David Lundberg, Chief Executive, Consumer, Westpac
Danny Gilbert, Managing Partner, Gilbert + Tobin
Don Burnett, CFO, MSS Security
Dunstan de Souza, Senior Partner, Colin Biggers & Paisley
Geoff Lloyd, CEO, MLC Wealth
Georgina Byron, CEO, The Snow Foundation
Hon. Anna Bligh AC, CEO, Australian Bankers Association
Hon. Tanya Plibersek MP, Former Depurty Leader of the Labor Party, Federal Government
Jane Fitzgerald, NSW Executive Director, Property Council of Australia
John Brodgen, Managing Director and CEO, Landcom
Ken Morrison, CEO (NSW), Property Council of Australia
Maile Carnegie, Group Executive Digital Strategy and Aust Transformation, ANZ
Tiernan O’Rourke, CEO, Stockland
Michael Coutts-Trotter, Secretary, NSW Department of Family and Community Services
Nick Crennan, Managing Partner, Colin Biggers & Paisley
Richard Deutsch, CEO, Deloitte
Sally Kincaid, Chief People and Culture Officer, NBN
Stephen Sims, CEO, Brennan IT
Tom Harley, Chief Executive & Managing Director, Sydney Swans Football Club

Queensland
Ed Chung, CEO, Technology One
Elsabe Muller, Asset President BHP Mitsui Coal, BHP
Gabrielle Forbes, Office Managing Partner, Ashurst
Helen Clark, Partner in charge, Corrs Chambers Westgarth

James Palmer, Asset President BMA, BHP
Jon Meadmore, Partner, Collin Biggers & Paisley
Scott Sharry, Partner Brisbane, Clayton Utz

South Australia
Adrian Swale, Consultant, MinterEllison
Brenton Pike, CEO, Land Services SA
Chris Burns, CEO, Hutt St Centre
Hon. Steven Marshall, Premier of SA, South Australian Government
Johanna Williams, General Manager, Rundle Mall
Pat Gerace, SA CEO, Urban Development Insitutue of Australia
Reverend Peter Sandeman, Chief Executive Officer, Anglicare

Victoria
Adrian Pozzo, CEO, Cbus Property
Angela Baldi, Director, Balcon Group
Craig Drummond, CEO, Medibank
Cressida Wall, VIC Executive Director, Property Council of Australia
Damien Walsh, Managing Director, Bank Australia
Danni Hunter, CEO (VIC), Urban Development Institute of Australia
David Atkin, CEO, Cbus
Geoff Ward, Group Head Precincts, Development Victoria
Glenn King, CEO, PEXA
Greg Bursill, General Manager, Lovely Banks
Harry Corsham, Director, Town Square
Hon. Martin Foley MP, Minister for Mental Health, Equality and Creative Industries
Hon. Richard Wynne MP, Minister for Planning
Jamie McPhee, CEO, ME Bank
Jeremy Blackshaw, Office Managing Partner & Head of Corporate M&A – Melbourne, MinterEllison
Jon Briskin, Executive General Manager, Origin Retail, Origin Energy
Justin Hanney, CEO, City of Melbourne
Kevin O’Sullivan, CEO, UniSuper
Kris Daff, Managing Director, Make Ventures/Assemble
Lisa Livis, State General Manager, Westpac
Luke Sayers, CEO, PwC
Matthew Khoo, Managing Director, ICD Property
Nicole Sheffield, Executive General Manager, Consumer & Community, Australia Post
Owen Wilson, CEO, REA
Panos Miltiadou, Managing Director, Lucent Group
Peter Hutchins, Managing Director, Charter Keck Cramer
Peter Maloney, CEO, Global X
Rod Fielding, COO and CFO, Allens Linklaters
Ross McClymont, Managing Partner – Melbourne Office, Ashurst
Sam Stevens, Executive General Manager, Corporate Affairs, Origin Energy
Sharon Ridgway, Executive General Manager, People and Culture, Origin Energy
Sonya Clancy, Chairman, The Big Issue
Tim Paine, Joint Company Secretary, Rio Tinto
Tony Johnson, Oceania Managing Partner and CEO, EY

Western Australia
Alex Bates, Australia Regional Senior Vice President (RSVP), Newmont Mining
Anne Banks McAllister, General Manager Community Development, City of Perth
Danny Murphy, Managing Director, LWP Property Group
Frank Marra, CEO, DevelopmentWA
Gaelan Cooney, Managing Partner – Perth Office, Ashurst
Greg Lileyman, COO, Fortescue
Ian Wells, CFO, Fortescue
Linda O’Farrell, Group Manager Fortescue People
Hon. Simone McGurk MLA, Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services, WA State Government
Jay Watson, State General Manager Western Australia
Michelle Andrews, Director General of WA Dept. of Communities, WA State Government
Scott Beckwith, Director of Operational Services and Sustainability, Bis Industries
Tanya Steinbeck, WA CEO, Urban Development Institute of Australia
Tim Day, Acting Asset President BHP WA Iron Ore, BHP
Zara Fisher, General Manager Operational Readiness, Fortescue

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