Seri Renkin Managing Director ten20


Seri brings over twenty years’ experience in senior executive and advisory roles to her leadership of the ten20 Foundation. Having worked across the corporate, non-profit, philanthropic and government sectors she has a unique perspective of how diverse sectors operate and utilises her strategic, innovative and entrepreneurial skills to build cross sector collaborations focussed on social impact. She joined ten20 as founding CEO in 2012.

Following a decade working as a management consultant with Accenture in Australia, New Zealand and Italy and Hay Management Consultants in the UK, Seri’s passion for social justice saw her applying her business and management skills to initiatives for social change. Seri was founding Director of the Melbourne office of Social Ventures Australia (SVA), providing expertise to the emerging social enterprise sector. Following this she worked with the Social Innovation Group in the Australian Government on place based, systems reform strategies.

She holds a BA (Hons) from The University of Melbourne.

Seri serves on the boards of the ten20 Foundation, the Stella Prize and The Lyceum Club.

Caroline Chernov Executive Director ten20


Caroline brings her international experience in philanthropy, strategy and performance to her role as Executive Director. She has over twenty years’ experience providing strategic focus and management support to corporates, government and non profit organisations.

Following ten years with Accenture’s Strategy Group across Australia, Asia and the US, and her leadership in strategy at Social Ventures Australia, Caroline uses her business acumen and strategic advice to bring impact and results to ten20’s investments in communities and learning.

She holds a BA (Hons) from The University of Melbourne, an MBA from the International Institute of Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland and a diploma in Managing Non Profit Organizations from Harvard University, Boston, USA.

She serves on the Foundation Board of The Victorian College of the Arts (VCA), the Board of the Australian Friends of Asha Slums, is an Ambassador for the Melbourne Human Rights Film Festival and is a Honorary Senior Fellow at The University of Melbourne.