Roly Clifton-Bligh

Operating Partner

Roly is passionate about helping others, whether it be his teammates or the organisations he interacts with. He is the Head of the TDM Foundation and is responsible for advancing its mission of scaling social impact and by partnering with Australia’s best social organisations and initiatives. He also participates on the boards of CS in Schools, Day of AI and is Whitebox Board observer.

As a lifelong learner, Roly is devoted to not only building his skills but also to coaching and supporting others. Surrounded by some of the world’s most remarkable changemakers, Roly describes his experience of completing his Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University as life changing – “to be able to bring best in class ideas, operational models and strategy to Australia excites me everyday.”

When not working and studying, you’ll find Roly on the tennis court, running, or taking care of his fur baby, Luna.

ROLY’S PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

CFO and COO at the State Library Victoria where he led the strategy, finance, technology, property and HR functions. He also held senior roles at the Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC) for over a decade and was seconded to Prime Minister and Cabinet for six months over this time.

THE VALUE HE ALIGNS MOST WITH: Passion And Perseverance

“Nothing comes easy. You’ve got to be prepared to work hard and persevere. If you get knocked down you’ve got to get back up. What defines you is not necessarily your success but what you do when you fail.”

TDM TEAM MEMBER SINCE: September 2020

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