Cindy Reese Mitchell

Chief Executive Officer, The Mill House Ventures Ltd.

Cindy is the Founding Chief Executive Officer of the Mill House Ventures, the Canberra region’s first dedicated social enterprise business development consultancy.  She previously worked as a venture capital investment manager and in senior management roles at large corporate organisations in Australia and the United States. She has also worked as a Policy Advisor and Senior Analyst in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet and Assistant Director in the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

An experienced facilitator, trainer, and networker, Cindy excels in connecting people and ideas to solve complex problems. In her current role, she is responsible for the development of a social enterprise support program for new social enterprises and aspiring social entrepreneurs in Canberra and the surrounding region.

Cindy was the Founder and CEO of No Sweat Fashions, a not for profit social enterprise designed to create training, employment and work experience opportunities for migrant and refugees settling in Canberra. She is a passionate advocate for civil society and the social enterprise and social impact investment movements globally.

When Cindy is not crusading on behalf of social enterprise and teaching for-purpose professionals the ‘darks arts’ of capitalism, she is probably writing.  She has recently received first class honours for her thesis:  #BlackMoneyMatters:  Conceptualising African-American Entrepreneurship at a Resistance to Racial Hegemony in America.  She plans further study on the impact of race and gender in the development of hybrid businesses.