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CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Amanda is the Chief Financial Officer of Bangarra Group and is responsible for the overall finance, risk and governance functions of the Group.
Prior to joining Bangarra, Amanda has held various senior financial roles, most recently at the ASX listed SMS Management & Technology Limited. In addition, Amanda has over 10 years experience within the family office environment having held roles at Deloitte Private and The Pacific Group of Companies.
Amanda has combined strategic and financial expertise to facilitate business efficiency and the achievement of long term growth strategies. She has gained broad exposure to property management, development and ownership, as well as professional services.
Amanda is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, BENNELONG FOUNDATION
Sandra is the Chief Executive Officer of the Bennelong Foundation. Sandra has considerable experience in the wealth management industry spanning over 10 years at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management as a financial adviser.
Sandra also has a strong philanthropic background through her directorship with ‘Significant Women’s Network” and previously as vice-president of “Women in Finance”. In 2013 Sandra founded and currently chairs her own not-for-profit “The Nappy Collective” which presently has operations in 31 cities and towns across Australia.
Sandra was drawn to the Bennelong Foundation and the Bangarra Group due to their vision of purpose driven business.
HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY & COMMUNITY
Howard approaches life and work according to the same principles – to leave everything better than he found it, including his lifetime impacts on the planet, people and the way we do business. He accepts that this simple philosophy isn’t new or complicated or of his own making – it is built from upbringing, education and life-experience. A strong sense of duty and balance drives the need to share learning with others, for freedom, rights, equity and to enable people to have the capacity to be as good as they can be. This relies upon the rights to be heard, to learn and participate, so using the best of human endeavour to address the huge challenges that we have set ourselves.
Experience and participation at the highest political levels put the building blocks in place to begin to effect change. During 10 years as a Director at the Eden Project, playing a key role in taking an embryonic organisation that sought to ‘change the world’ to a globally recognised enterprise for good, Howard devised and led a range of initiatives that began to link the themes of environment, human society, individuals and economics as part of business. This ranged from running triple-bottom-line accounting through supply chains to leveraging corporate investment to educate and engage offenders, children in care and street livers. From involvement in developing and testing social investment bonds to reduce re-offending, to working with the Boards of global mining companies to invest in post-mining landscape and social recovery, as part of sustainable business models, Howard was able to drive innovation from a position of experience and knowledge, a platform of caring and a keen sense of good business.
With a lifelong interest in the natural world and the intimacy we have lost with our most precious resource, Howard developed his people-centred approach to sustainability a lot more when he led Born Free, the international wildlife charity. Howard adapted the model for social investment bonds, to Conservation Bonds, leveraging the same Sovereign security and institutional-investment approach, and the same structure – in the asset class that we most need, and where investment in the future makes the most obvious sense and the most obvious return
Howard continues to seek out opportunities to help build a better world.