Founder and CEO of illumination Australia
Shane Thatcher is a social entrepreneur whose ideas and passion translated into improving some of the world most impoverished nations.
illumination was founded in 2011 with the idea of providing safe and clean light to the 1.2 billion people in the world who do not have access to electricity. As the demand but nothing else was there for this project, Shane encountered numerous obstacles in the attempt to assist those living in the dark, including lack of established distribution channels, countless logistical and infrastructure problems but also customers who not only did not understand the concept of the product but could not afford to pay for it.
By experimenting with different business models, Thatcher could find a solution and provide electricity to some of the world’s poorest nations. illumination’s story of taking risks that business textbooks cannot describe, showed that success shouldn’t just be measured in money but rather the effect it makes in the world. Shane’s evolution from commodity trader to social entrepreneur make him a popular presenter for companies that need inspiration and motivation to help improve their business.
With the ability to conform his presentations to suit any audience or industry, Shane Thatcher works with event organisers to ensure a smooth and relatable presentation.