Queensland Social Enterprise Council


Queensland Social Enterprise Council


Queensland Social Enterprise Council


About Queensland Social Enterprise Council

Our Vision

A vibrant, innovative and capable social enterprise sector in QLD that is sufficiently resourced and supported to achieve high social, cultural and environmental impact.

Our Structure

QSEC is an incorporated Association and represents ordinary and associate members. It has a democratically elected management committee.

The Constitution

You can download our constitution as a PDF.

Objectives and Aims

The Queensland Social Enterprise Council exists in order to:

  1. Promote social enterprise
  2. Provide a forum for discussion between social enterprises
  3. Carry out research into social enterprise
  4. Publish and speak on social enterprise
  5. Encourage the development of mechanisms such as social procurement and social enterprises funding for the advancement of social enterprise
  6. Advocate with governments, private sector and the charitable sector to facilitate development of social enterprise
  7. Liaise with other bodies interested in the development of social enterprise

Practice Statements

  1. The contribution of enterprising solutions to challenging social problems
  2. Collaboration with business, government and local communities
  3. A judicious use of resources levered for maximum social impact
  4. Engage a wide group of stakeholders in governance and decision-making

Run by members, for members

Queensland Social Enterprise Council is the peak body democratically representing Social Enterprise in Queensland.

Some of our Members


Documents and resources for the benefit of the social enterprise sector in Queensland and for QSEC members.

  • Funding opportunities
  • Support networks
  • Social procurement
  • and more

Queensland Social Enterprise Stand-up Project

A special 6 month statewide project, directed and owned by a ‘Navigators Group’ of influencers, support organisations and representative bodies.

Welcoming our new Executive Officer

We welcome Elise Parups as the recently appointed Executive Officer for QSEC.

Elise has been quietly leading teams and serving as a passionate social ‘intrapreneur’ in the arts, education and community sectors in corporate, NFP, state and local government positions with purpose for many years. Elise was also a co-founder and Creative Manager of The Red Place, a ‘for community benefit’ co-working space and event hub based in Cleveland, SEQ which was designed to bring communities of practice together for collaborative projects. She has vast experience in business development, team building, stakeholder and community engagement, partnerships management, project management, communication, and professional networking. She has worked in extensively in community development, communications and business administration and has a particular passion for the impact space. A perpetual learner, Elise has completed a Bachelor of Arts, Graduate Diploma in Teaching, Diploma of Project Management, Certificates in Workplace Training and Development, Permaculture and has recently completed a Masters of Business, with a major focus on purposeful NFP enterprise development.

The Management Committee

Emma-Kate Rose (Chairperson)
FoodConnect Foundation

Sarah Stockhausen (Treasurer)
Westpac Foundation

Tom Allen
Impact Boom

Sabrina Chakori
Brisbane Tool Library

Annette Gillespie
Micah Projects

Tony Sharp

Jemima Welsh

Steve Williams (Vice Chair)
CQUniversity Social Innovation

Jerome Walker (Secretary)
Kernel Projects

Helen Andrew
Spare Harvest

Ian Daniels
Community Boards Director

Mark Power

Mathew Townsend
Nature Freedom

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Brisbane Social Enterprise is a place where social entrepreneurs and supporters of social enterprise can meet, network, do business, and share stories in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

This Meetup Group is run by The Queensland Social Enterprise Council, which is a democratically representative organisation promoting social enterprise in Queensland. You do not have to be a member of QSEC to attend our Meetups - all are welcome.

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