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Mr Krystian Seibert

Adjunct Industry Fellow


Krystian Seibert has worked across government, academia and the not-for-profit sector. He has particular expertise in relation to the policy and regulatory frameworks that apply to the not-for-profit sector, with extensive experience shaping reforms in these areas.

He serves as an Associate Commissioner at Australia’s Productivity Commission, as part of the team leading its wide-ranging inquiry focused on philanthropy.


Prior to this, Krystian was an Industry Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University of Technology, where he retains an appointment as an Adjunct Industry Fellow. He has also worked as the Advocacy and Insight Manager and the Policy and Regulatory Specialist at Philanthropy Australia.


In his role as an adviser to a former Assistant Treasurer in the Australian Government, Krystian managed the delivery of major reforms focused on the not-for-profit sector, including the establishment of Australia’s charities regulator, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), and the passage of Australia’s first statutory definition of charity, the Charities Act 2013.


In addition to his position with the Productivity Commission, Krystian serves as Chair of Mental Health First Aid Australia, a Melbourne-based organisation with global reach which is focused on providing high quality, evidence-based mental health first aid education to everyone. He is also engaged with various Australian and international advisory bodies.


He has completed a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science focusing on regulatory policy, and a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) from Deakin University.

Research interests

Philanthropy and social investment; Public policy; Law


Also published as: Seibert, Krystian; Seibert, K.; Seibert, C.; Seibert, Christian
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2020: An Experiential Approach to Philanthropy Education *; Equity Trustees
  • 2019: Innovative Corporate Workplace Giving Trial *; Good2Give
  • 2017: Co-designing social enterprise legal models in Australia: a user-centered approach *; Swinburne Research, DVCR&D - Internal contributions

* Chief Investigator

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