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Isabella Olsson

Policy and Research Officer

As Policy and Research Officer, Isabella works closely with the policy team on supporting advocacy activities, government relations, and policy development within the Australian philanthropic sector.

Prior to starting at Philanthropy Australia, she worked as Administration Officer at the McKell Institute, a progressive economic policy thinktank. She has previously worked as an inhouse paralegal for communications conglomerate WPP AUNZ and as a legal intern at First Nations Legal and Research Services.

Outside of PA, Isabella is passionate about theatre and the arts, and in her own time is a performer, singer, and writer. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales.

Gender-wise Philanthropy Award 2020 recipients

Funder: Brian and Virginia McNamee Foundation

For-purpose: Women’s Information and Referral Exchange (WIRE)

Award partner: Australian Women Donors Network


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