Our team

Adam Ognall Interim CEO

Adam brings to Philanthropy Australia 2 decades of leadership experience in philanthropy and social change.

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Annabel Davies Director, Strategic Philanthropy Projects

Annabel has worked in the for-purpose sector for more than 15 years. She is inspired by working with passionate people and organisations to drive social and systems change.

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Bella Conyngham
Bella Conyngham Associate Engagement Manager (NSW & ACT)

Bella has a breadth of experience in partnership building and engagement, across the sustainable finance and corporate social responsibility arenas.

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Dee Rudebeck News and Storytelling Advisor

Dee joined Philanthropy Australia in early 2023, bringing a rich background in journalism and storytelling. She spent more than 20 years in the UK in editorial roles for many well-known print titles before settling at the Guardian in London.

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Dylan Smith Director, Engagement (WA)

As the founder of the Fremantle Foundation, Dylan is a highly effective collaborator.

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Elizabeth Wilson Membership Officer (NSW & ACT)

Elizabeth joined Philanthropy Australia in March 2023. During her time pursuing a Bachelor of Economics at ANU, Elizabeth actively engaged in Australia-Japan business not-for-profit organisations

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Felicity Dennis Membership Officer (VIC & TAS)

Felicity is a highly skilled administrator who brings with her more than 15 years of experience across the arts, community, private and government sectors.

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Johnny Ni National Events Manager

Johnny manages and deliver a diverse range of events and programs to serve the philanthropic community.

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Kay Sevillano Executive Oficer

An administrative professional with experience in local government and public and private health sectors in New Zealand, Kay is particularly interested in governance administration and held several Board Secretary roles prior to moving to Australia.

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Kate Duffy Associate Engagement Manager, QLD & NT

Kate manages Philanthropy Australia's membership engagement in Queensland and the Northern Territory. Kate is a skilled professional in the fields of membership and corporate philanthropy. Her background includes serving as the Digital Strategy Manager at Deloitte, where she played a key role in co-leading Deloitte Queensland's foundation.

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Kim Harland Director, National Membership and Engagement (QLD)

Kim oversees Philanthropy Australia's membership activities in Queensland and the Northern Territory.

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Liz Branigan Philanthropy Evaluation Network Manager

Liz is Philanthropy Australia's ‘Phil Eval’ (Philanthropic Evaluation) Network Manager.

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Mary Chackola National Engagement Manager (VIC & TAS)

Mary is a passionate marketing and fundraising professional with more than a decade of experience in growth management in Australia and the UK.

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Michelle Di Fabio Interim Executive Director – Engagement and Foundations Group for Impact Investing (FGII) Program Manager

Michelle leads the Foundations Group for Impact Investing (FGII) at Philanthropy Australia.

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Natasha Judd Digital Transformation Lead

Natasha joined Philanthropy Australia in October 2021. She oversees special projects as we progress our 'digital first' agenda.

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Patricia Burke OAM Senior Advisor, Engagement & Philanthropy

Pat has experience in the not-for-profit sector and human resources management across a 30-year career in the United States and Australia.

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Rachel Findlay Director, Impact and Engagement (NSW & ACT)

Rachel has been working with philanthropists and funders both in Australia and the UK for more than 10 years.

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Rebecca Moriarty Philanthropy Project Manager

Rebecca joined the Policy Government Relations and Research team at Philanthropy Australia in 2022.

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Renata Zanetti Director of Learning and Content

Renata joined Philanthropy Australia in early 2023 as Director, Learning and Content.

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Sam Rosevear Executive Director, Policy, Government Relations and Research

Sam brings to Philanthropy Australia extensive senior executive experience in the not-for-profit, university and government sectors.

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Saska Coote Marketing and Communications Advisor

Saska is an experienced marketing professional with a passion for social impact and improving the health of our society.

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Sharon McGann National Engagement Manager (SA)

Sharon has worked with a number of not-for-profit organisations and foundations on varied projects and roles.

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Sophie Marcard Director, Marketing and Communications

Sophie has more than 25 years’ experience in communications and marketing leadership across the health and higher education sectors.

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Shaye Singline Event Officer

A relative newcomer to the for-purpose sector, Shaye supports the National Events Manager to deliver a diverse range of events and programs for the philanthropic community.

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Susan Wolff Executive Director, Business Services

Susan is an experienced CFO and governance and operations manager with a career spanning more than 25 years in the financial services industry.

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Susanna Weber Database Officer

Susanna's passion is for working alongside changemakers to help elevate messaging using good technology and even better data.

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Vedha Prayagsing Accountant

Vedha arrived in Melbourne from Mauritius in 2005. She holds a degree in Business Management from University of Mauritius.

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Yean Ng Project Officer (WA)

Yean has been working in the for-purpose sector for a decade. At Philanthropy Australia, he hopes to help create an environment where the organisations solving local issues have access to the capital and resources they need to be sustainable, resilient and innovative.

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