The Knowledge Society team

Knowledge Society believes in the power of multidisciplinary teams. Problems don’t come in disciplinary boxes; solutions emerge from unexpected places. Our consultants combine disciplinary mastery with a universal approach. We are entrepreneurs, strategy experts, human-centred designers, creatives, technicians, data-visualisation specialists and research professionals with global best-practice experience.

Elena Douglas

Founder and CEO

Elena Douglas is an entrepreneur and researcher. She is the CEO and founder of Knowledge Society. Elena created Knowledge Society to partner with organisations and businesses to build their capacity to innovate and reinvent. She works with clients from civil society to the financial sector. In 2016, Knowledge Society hosted a national summit to drive the implementation of the Australian Government's National Innovation and Science Agenda.

Elena was previously co-founder of the Australian mobile internet pioneer, BlueSkyFrog. While based in New York from 2002 to 2007, she established Advance.org, the global community for more than one million Australians in the diaspora. Elena was co-convenor of the Advance 100 Summit, which brought leading Australians from around the world to the Sydney Opera House in December 2006.

Since returning to Australia in 2007, she established the Centre for Social Impact at the UWA Business School, the UWA Religion and Globalisation initiative in partnership with the Tony Blair Faith Foundation and the In the Zone conference series.

She started her career in the federal government, working for the Department of Employment, Education and Training and the Australian Bureau of Statistics, where she was part of the team that launched the first user-pays information products and services. She has also been a management consultant with KPMG and Deloitte in their national consulting teams.

Elena lectures in social innovation and philanthropy at the UWA Business School. She is completing a PhD in the history of economics and has written essays and opinion editorials for the Australian Financial Review, The Australian and Standpoint magazine.

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Elena Douglas

Elena Douglas

Founder and CEO

Milly Main

Practice Lead (Design)

As Knowledge Society's Practice Lead (Design), Milly guides projects and initiatives from conception to launch through the lens of design excellence. She has created products, services, brands and communications strategies for clients in areas like education, consumer services and finance. She is an Australia Award recipient and 2017 Endeavour Fellow.

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Milly Main

Milly Main

Practice Lead (Design)

David Perich

Project Lead

David Perich has a background in community services, social enterprise and procurement for social outcomes. As a Project Lead at Knowledge Society, David works with education and other clients on major transformation initiatives. David has a Bachelor of International Business from the Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee.

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David Perich

David Perich

Project Lead

Erica Lampropoulos

Practice Lead (Commercial)

As Knowledge Society's Practice Lead (Commercial), Erica oversees Knowledge Society's commercial relationships. She also works with education and other clients on major transformation initiatives. She has a background working as a corporate lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills and St John of God Health Care, and worked on projects for the Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western Australia. Erica has a Bachelor of Laws, a Bachelor of Commerce and a Graduate Certificate in Social Impact, and is currently completing a Master of Business Administration at University of Western Australia.

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Erica Lampropoulos

Erica Lampropoulos

Practice Lead (Commercial)

Anne Goodall

Senior Design Consultant

Anne Goodall is a skilled human-centred designer, facilitator, researcher and placemaker with fifteen years’ experience. She has practiced placemaking since 2008 and contributed to innovative projects in homelessness, mental health, and community and youth development, and has helped bring to life cultural precincts, community hubs and social-housing developments.

For ten years Anne has run a social-design consultancy, working with more than thirty government, not-for-profit, education and private-sector clients. Anne has also worked for the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Curtin University’s Research Centre for Stronger Communities and Ruah Community Services.

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Anne Goodall

Anne Goodall

Senior Design Consultant

Meelee Soorkia

Creative Producer

Meelee is a communications and creative specialist with a decade of writing, editing and production experience across various sectors. She uses her storytelling skills and imagination to help clients reimagine themselves, and her high-level critical-thinking and project-management skills to help them execute their vision in the real world.

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Meelee Soorkia

Meelee Soorkia

Creative Producer

Rihana Ries

Digital and User Experience Designer

Rihana is a user experience and communications professional with more than seven years’ experience. For four years she was an editor for Australian independent publisher Hardie Grant Books, where she developed an appreciation for beautiful design and narrative. Previously she was a technical writer and editor for stockbroking firm E L & C Baillieu, and has also worked as a freelance web developer. She holds a Masters of Creative Writing, Publishing and Editing from the University of Melbourne.

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Rihana Ries

Rihana Ries

Digital and User Experience Designer

Katy Klem

Design Consultant

Katy holds a Bachelor of Psychology and is fascinated by human behaviour, the mind, the world around us and how they interact. Her strong sense of curiosity and compassion drives her passion for research and change. Her work with Knowledge Society has helped her learn ways to successfully translate ideas and passions into something tangible.

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Katy Klem

Katy Klem

Design Consultant

Hai Binh Lam

Design Consultant
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Hai Binh Lam

Hai Binh Lam

Design Consultant

Dave Marshall

Visual Designer

Dave is an adaptable designer who likes nothing more than to play with words and images. His versatility, illustrations and use of colour bring beauty, clarity and flair to Knowledge Society’s publications and data visualisations.

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Dave Marshall

Dave Marshall

Visual Designer

Katie Stubley

Associate

Katie Stubley has been an educator, social-process designer and community builder for over ten years. She holds a Bachelor of Education and for the last six years has been immersed in the field of human-centred design. She has worked with organisations like Goetheanum, an international research centre in Switzerland, the School for Social Entrepreneurs, and the Centre for Social Impact at the University of Western Australia.

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Katie Stubley

Katie Stubley

Associate