Krystian Seibert is a researcher, educator, and advocate focused on public policy, philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector.
Krystian is an Industry Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact at the Swinburne University of Technology, which is a multi-disciplinary research center focused on promoting positive social change through improving the systemic and organizational conditions that shape communities. He has a particular interest in the regulation of philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector and the role of not-for-profit sector advocacy as a driver of social innovation.
Krystian was previously the Advocacy & Insight Manager at Philanthropy Australia, the peak body for philanthropy in Australia. His work there focused on advocating for public policies which will support more and better philanthropy in Australia and contributing to the promotion and sharing of innovative practice within the philanthropic sector. He retains a strategic advisory role with Philanthropy Australia focused on its advocacy and thought leadership work.
Prior to this, Krystian was an adviser to a former Australian Assistant Treasurer. In this role he was responsible for 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 comprehensive statutory definition of charity, the Charities Act 2013.
Krystian is a Board Member of Mental Health First Aid Australia, an Australian organization with a global reach that is focused on providing high quality, evidence-based mental health first aid education to everyone.
He is a frequent commentator on matters relating to public policy, philanthropy and the not-for-profit sector, with his writing featuring in publications such as The Age, The Australian, The Conversation, the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Alliance Magazine, and Pro Bono Australia News.
Krystian 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. He is currently undertaking a Ph.D. at Swinburne University of Technology focusing on the regulation of structured philanthropy.