Damien Hodgkinson (He/Him)

Senior Partner at Olvera Advisors

Damien has played a significant role in the LGBTIQ community for over 12 years. As treasurer and then president of the Bobby Goldsmith Foundation, he transitioned the organisation from one focused on charity to one of empowerment. In his role as treasurer and co-chair of Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras (SGLMG), Damien oversaw a dramatic restructuring that helped bring the organisation back into surplus. He re-established its giving and foundation programme and realigned its community focus as an LGBTIQ arts and cultural organisation.

Damien is a senior partner at Olvera Advisors, a Sydney based transformation and restructuring firm. He also sits on a number of company boards and is a firm believer in growth and change. A proponent of independent government, Damien has been involved in fundraising for independents for several state and federal elections.

head shot of Damien-Hodgkinson

Acknowledgement of country

Sydney WorldPride will take place on the lands of the Gadigal, Cammeraygal, Bidjigal, Darug, Dharawal people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Sydney Basin.

We pay our Respects to their Elders past and present. Always was Always will be Aboriginal Land.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people come from many different clans and communities across Australia & in 2023 will come together as one, to celebrate with our global LGBTQIA+ community.