Person of the Week: Simon McKeon

    The recipient of this year’s Australian of the Year award is a development expert.

    A social entreprenuer, Simon McKeon is the chairman of the Business for Millennium Development, which encourages firms to invest in the developing world.

    He is considered a driving force in the growth of philanthropy in Australia.

    In 1994, McKeon joined the board of World Vision Australia. He continues to collaborate with the aid group.

    About the author

    • Ma. Rizza Leonzon

      As a former staff writer, Rizza focused mainly on business coverage, including key donors such as the Asian Development Bank and AusAID.