Roly Clifton-Bligh

Operating Partner

Roly leads the TDM Foundation – advancing its mission of scaling social impact by partnering with Australia’s most effective social organisations. He also participates on the boards of CS in Schools, Day of AI and Whitebox (as a board observer).

Roly has a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University and describes the experience of being surrounded by some of the world’s most remarkable leaders as life changing.

“Bringing the world’s best ideas, operational models and strategy to Australia excites me everyday.”

Roly is a lifelong learner – devoted to not only building his skills but also to coaching and supporting others. 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
  • Senior roles at the Australian Broadcast Corporation (ABC) for over a decade and spent six months over this time on secondment with the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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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