Chief Executive Officer
Vanessa is passionate about creating positive social impact and helping for-purpose organisations achieve their aims. Since 2014, Vanessa has led St.George Foundation, encompassing Bank of Melbourne Foundation and BankSA Foundation. In this role she has advocated for long-term change though philanthropy that recognises the needs of grassroots community organisations.
Prior to this, Vanessa spent ten years in international communications before turning her passion for philanthropy into a career - working firstly in arts development for the ACO and then as Director of Philanthropy at the United Nations Children’s Fund. She has served on various non-profit boards and committees.
Vanessa holds a combined degree in Public Communication and in International Studies from the University of Technology and the Université Bordeaux Montaigne and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Marketing, Communications and Fundraising Manager