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Antonia Ruffell

Chief Executive Officer

With a career spanning the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, Antonia is passionate about encouraging philanthropy and enabling people to make the most of their charitable giving.

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David Ward

Technical Director

There are few questions on private ancillary funds that David can’t answer. He (literally) wrote the handbook on the subject for the peak body Philanthropy Australia.

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Rachael Rofe 

Head of APS Foundation

Rachael’s role as Head of the APS Foundation is the ideal combination of her legal expertise and passion for structured giving.

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Judith Fiander

Head of Advisory – Governance & Giving

Judith’s belief that change is really possible led her to seek out a role in philanthropy. With a background in law and financial services, she’s a high achiever that can do almost anything for clients.

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Kate Bowditch

Adviser, Governance & Giving

Kate has a background in financial services and private wealth, bringing a range of experience across investments, superannuation and estate planning.

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Frances Deegan

Adviser, Governance & Giving

Frances is passionate about ensuring that her clients’ values and experiences inform their giving, and help their chosen organisations to achieve change in the community.

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Pennie Loane

Adviser, Governance & Giving

With a background in financial services, Pennie has worked in corporate finance, project finance and as an investment analyst both in the UK and in Australia. Most recently, she managed the Australian Chamber Orchestra Instrument Fund.

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Caterina Savoca 

Adviser, Governance & Giving

Caterina has over ten years’ philanthropic experience working for cultural institutions in the UK and Australia, including London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and the Sydney Botanic Gardens.

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Kate Stone

Head of Philanthropic Giving

Kate leads the team helping our clients to navigate the charity landscape, develop impactful giving strategies and feel rewarded by their philanthropic decisions.

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Fiona Higgins

Specialist Adviser, Giving

Fiona has held executive and senior management roles in the philanthropy, non-profit and corporate communications sectors.

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Catherine Feeney

Head of Marketing

Catherine is a marketer with more than 25 years’ experience on both agency and client-side and in the for-profit and social purpose sectors.

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Mylee Nguyen

Head of Operations

Mylee’s journey with APS started as a Certified Financial Planner, referring private clients to our services. She plays a key role in helping to shape and deliver APS’s strategic plans.

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Sophie Lathouras

Administration Team Leader

Sophie’s extensive career spans 42 years working with CBA, over half of which was with CBA Private Bank. She has deep expertise working with ultra and high net worth individuals.

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Tricia Phillips

Senior Administration Officer

Tricia’s key focus is to provide administrative support to our team for all client-related activities associated with the management of PAFs.

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Tanvi Bhatnagar

Salesforce Business Analyst

Tanvi is passionate about making peoples’ lives easier through the use of technology.

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Cristina Espiritu

Administration Officer

Cristina is thrilled to bring her knowledge and expertise in the administration of not-for-profit foundations to APS.

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Diona Forlee

Administration Officer

Diona has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, working primarily in boutique wealth management practices servicing high net worth individuals.

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Delia Luo

Administration Officer

Delia comes to APS with years of administrative and managerial experience gained running a busy retail business. She is delighted to be able to transfer her skills to the philanthropy sector.

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Cathy Bull

Accounting and Tax Manager, APS Foundation

Cathy has over 30 years’ experience in the tax and business services sectors garnered in mid-large tier chartered accounting firms, as well as in the private sector.

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Mary Keith

Client Services Associate, APS Foundation

Mary brings varied business and client service skills to the team, with experience in television production, office administration and not-for-profit association membership management.

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Natasha O’Connor

Office Manager and Executive Assistant

Natasha’s efficiency and organisational skills keep APS running smoothly. She is a highly experienced administrator, with a diverse range of skills gained from her time in the public sector.

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