Sylvia Admans

Director, Inner North Community Foundation


Sylvia is a Director of the Inner North Community Foundation and has worked in the philanthropic sector since 1999, most recently as CEO of The R E Ross Trust from 2011 until 2018.  She led a transformative process founded on organisational strengths that has enhanced the Trust’s capability and reputation, with an emphasis on extending the Trust’s place-based work in Robinvale, Gippsland and Benalla.

Prior to joining the Trust, Sylvia spent 10 years as CEO of the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) and before that as Manager, Charitable Services, ANZ Trustees and as an Adviser to Philanthropy Australia. Sylvia was a senior manager with the Australian Public Service for many years. She is a qualified librarian, a graduate of the Australian Rural Leadership Program, a Churchill Fellow and holds a Diploma from the Australia Institute of Company Directors.

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