Sophie brings to Philanthropy Australia more than 25 years’ experience in communications and marketing leadership across the health and higher education sectors.
Communications for and about donors is a continuing theme in Sophie’s career. Most recently she led communications for the Monash Health Foundation, supporting philanthropy to Victoria’s largest public health service – Monash Health.
Sophie’s early career spanned a decade with St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne in varied marketing, media relations and communications roles. While at St Vincent’s, she completed a Master of Marketing at Melbourne Business School. This built on her undergraduate degrees in Arts and Commerce from the University of Melbourne.
After St Vincent’s, Sophie led the development of new programs of donor and alumni communications at Monash University. This time included a stint as Director of Communications, Research and Information Services in the Advancement portfolio. She completed the High Potentials Leadership Program at Harvard Business School while at Monash University.
Sophie has also run communications and marketing for two not-for-profit organisations – the Penington Institute and Interplast Australia and New Zealand.