Damian Thompson

Damian is Director of Foundation Relations at The Conversation, a platform for knowledge-based journalism sourced from the world’s universities, where he leads relationships with philanthropic foundations and works on global strategy. Joining The Conversation in 2011, he has played a key role in the organisation’s growth in Australia, UK, US, Africa, France, Canada and Indonesia.

Prior to joining The Conversation, Damian worked for the Victorian Government on programs to deliver services to the agriculture sector and rural communities. He also worked as a policy adviser to the Victorian Minister for Agriculture.

Damian’s first experience in India was as an AIESEC trainee in 2003, when he worked at an orphanage near Chennai. Since then he has maintained many connections with India.