Emma-Kate is a mother, community advocate and social entrepreneur from Brisbane, Australia. She currently leads Food Connect, a social enterprise which has led the way in transforming the local food system, using principles of ecological agriculture and engaging ethically with family farms and local communities for over 14 years. Food Connect has open-sourced its model across Australia and New Zealand, and last year, led an equity crowdfunding campaign to raise over $2million to buy its own warehouse along with 500 careholders. Emma-Kate is one of four Fellows of the Yunus Centre for Social Business at Griffith University. Now in her second year as Chair of Queensland Social Enterprise Council, she has helped secure philanthropic and government funding to coordinate a sector-wide strategy to scale impact across Queensland.