Senior Social innovator

Brugh O'Brien

Principal, Future of Home

Bachelor in Psychology (hons); Masters of Social Work

Our social justice warrior Brugh works with different forms of government, NGOs, and businesses to help them provide better assistance to our most vulnerable people.

He’s also a key contributor to the Future of Home, an initiative focused on understanding why and how our housing system is failing vulnerable Australians.

For him, the most rewarding part of his role is working alongside a team who constantly strive to find new ways to have disadvantaged voices heard. A natural collaborator, Brugh is instrumental in joining the dots between all of our different departments to make sure our learnings are consolidated and applied across all the work we do.

A recent highlight is his work on a new neurobehavioural unit in Adelaide, which provides care to people (and their families) suffering from severe dementia. A big focus of the project was redressing traditional relationships of power, so that those who are used to being listened to did the listening, and the feedback from the families involved has been incredibly positive.

A new father, Brugh spends his downtime with his family, and renovating the home that he and his wife built together.