Krystian Seibert has extensive experience shaping policy and regulatory frameworks, with a particular focus on the not-for-profit sector and philanthropy. He serves as an Associate Commissioner at Australia’s Productivity Commission, where he is part of the team leading its wide-ranging inquiry focused on philanthropy.
Krystian was previously an Industry Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University of Technology, and the Advocacy & Insight Manager at Philanthropy Australia. He continues to contribute to the work of Philanthropy Australia, through his role as its Policy and Practice Specialist.
As an adviser to a former Australian Assistant Treasurer in the Australian Government, Krystian managed the delivery of major not-for-profit sector reforms including the establishment of Australia’s first independent charities regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), and the passage of Australia’s first statutory definition of charity, theCharities Act 2013.
He is engaged with various Australian and international advisory bodies. These include the Australian Taxation Office’s Not-for-profit Stewardship Group, the Advisory Council of the International Center for Nonprofit Law, and the Editorial Advisory Board of Alliance Magazine.
Krystian is also Chair of Mental Health First Aid Australia, a Melbourne-based organisation with global reach which is focused on providing high quality, evidence-based mental health first aid education to everyone.
He has completed a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science focusing on regulatory policy, and a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) from Deakin University.