Jarrod Briffa

Co-Founder and CEO of Kinfolk, a social enterprise that operates hospitality businesses that create more inclusive communities.

After completing his Bachelor of Business (Entrepreneurship) at RMIT in 2010, Jarrod Briffa went on to co-found and ultimately be appointed CEO of Kinfolk, a social enterprise that utilises the hospitality industry to create and support more inclusive communities. To date, over 700 volunteers have contributed more than 50,000 hours to distribute over $200,000 to Kinfolk’s charity partners (namely the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and Cathy Freeman Foundation).

In 2016, he co-founded his second business, Donkey Wheel House Events, and in 2018 his third, an ensemble of actors with intellectual disabilities, designed to break down stigma associated with disability, and giving actors with disabilities the opportunity to thrive.

In addition to his work as an entrepreneur, Jarrod consults purpose-driven small businesses and not-for-profits on business model development, and delivers public speaking engagements about his experience in the not-for-profit entrepreneurial space.

He has sat on the Industry Advisory Committee for the RMIT School of Management since 2015.

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