Vanessa Meachen

Trusts & Foundations Manager, Deakin University


Vanessa has two decades of experience in the philanthropic sector, beginning with 15 years at Philanthropy Australia where she managed the research, training and policy areas. She has a strong interest in collective giving and in growing and democratising philanthropy, and is a Founding Committee Member of Impact100 Melbourne.

Prior to her current role at Deakin University she worked as a consultant with Lark Philanthropy and as Development Manager at Trust for Nature (Victoria). Vanessa is also represented on the Committee for the Australian Neighbourhood Houses & Learning Centres DGR Fund, and the steering committee for Collective Giving Australia. She has an MA from Monash University.

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