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Mates Rates Ambassadors

Alice Armitage

Alice Armitage is a serial entrepreneur from North-West NSW with a background working in the venture capital space.

Founder of The Pandaemonium Paper, Alice is committed to supporting grassroots initiatives and innovation happening in regional Australia.


Jamila Rizvi

Jamila Rizvi is a diversity, equity and inclusion expert, best-selling author and sought-after public speaker. She is Deputy Managing Director of FW, a start-up that supports women who face barriers to employment return to work and advises employers on gender equality.

Jamila is also a columnist for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald and previously worked as an adviser to the Rudd and Gillard Governments. She lives and works on Wurundjeri country.


Laura Thompson

Laura Thompson is a Gunditjmara woman with a history of building impactful businesses through passion and purpose.

As founder of Clothing The Gaps and The Koorie Circle, Laura is passionate about supporting and elevating other First Nations businesses.


Nick Pearce

As Co-Founder of HoMie, a Melbourne social enterprise uses 100% of its profits to achieve their mission of supporting young people affected by homelessness or hardship, Nick Pearce exemplifies how passionate small businesses can have a meaningful impact.