Sarah Wickham

Policy and Research Manager, Philanthropy Australia


Sarah has over 10 years’ experience in philanthropy, public policy development and fundraising.
As Policy and Research Manager with Philanthropy Australia, Sarah is responsible for policy development, advocacy activities, government relations and thought leadership work for the Australian philanthropy sector.
Previously, Sarah 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 as well as leading grantmaking work for some of Australia’s well-known charitable trusts and foundations. She has also helped raise millions of philanthropic dollars for RMIT University where she worked as a major gift fundraising manager.
Sarah has also served as a policy advisor to a number of federal members of parliament and a Victorian state government department. Her policy experience spans across 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 Harvard Club of Australia and The Diploma of Business (Governance) with the Institute of Community Directors.

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