Sarah has more than 10 years’ experience in philanthropy, public policy development and fundraising.
As Policy and Research Manager, Sarah is responsible for policy development, advocacy activities, government relations and thought leadership for the Australian philanthropy sector.
Previously Sarah has worked as a Philanthropy Manager at Equity Trustees, where she was responsible for advising philanthropy and non-profit clients on making meaningful, effective and long-lasting impact. In this role she also led grant making work for some of Australia’s most well-known charitable trusts and foundations. She has also helped raise millions of philanthropic dollars for RMIT University where she was a major gift fundraising manager.
Sarah has also served as a policy advisor to several federal members of parliament and a Victorian state government department. Her policy experience spans foreign affairs, higher education, industrial relations, women’s affairs and employment and workplace relations.
She has a Masters in Social Investment and Philanthropy. She has also completed a Non-Profit Leadership Program with the Harvard Club of Australia and a Diploma of Business (Governance) with the Institute of Community Directors.