SEFA PARTNERSHIPS BOARD

David Rickards – Chair

David was formerly the Head of Research and an Executive Director at Macquarie Bank. After he retired in 2012 he co founded Social Enterprise Finance Australia Ltd (SEFA).  David founded SEFA Partnerships in 2016. Before joining Macquarie Bank he was responsible for establishing the risk management company, BARRA International, in Australia. Until recently, David was also Director and Treasurer of Bush Heritage Australia for nine years.  David is a member of the NSW TCorp Investment Committee, a trustee of the Australian Museum Foundation and a director of the Australian Environmental Grant Makers Network or AEGN.

Kylie Charlton – Director

Kylie is the Chief Investment Officer of Australian Impact Investments. She has actively contributed to the emergence of impact investment in Australia and has written widely and spoken publicly on the topic. Kylie is a Venture Partner on the Giant Leap Fund, co-founder of Unitus Capital, member of the Investment Committee for the DFAT supported Investing in Women initiative of Patamar Capital, Co-Deputy Chair for RIAA’s Impact Investing Forum and sessional lecturer for impact investment at the University of New South Wales.  Prior to transitioning her career into impact investment, Kylie spent 11 years in commercial and investment banking. Kylie holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canberra and has an MBA from Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.  

Heather Watson – Director

Heather is a former partner, currently a consultant, at McCullough Robertson Lawyers. Heather is a specialist charity lawyer with broad experience in the not-for-profit sector, having acted for and been a member of many community and charitable organisations.  Her expertise is in the areas of aged health and community services, affordable housing, philanthropy and indigenous communities. Heather's other directorships include Chair of Uniting in NSW.ACT and board member of Uniting Church's community services governing bodies in Victoria and Tasmania and the Northern Territory; Chair of Community Services Industry Alliance; Chair of Epic Good Foundation; Director of National AFfordable Housing Consortium. 

STAFF

Hannah Miller - Capacity Building Program Manager

With a Bachelor of International Studies in Globalisation, Hannah has spent the last 5+ years building partnerships across the entertainment, media, government, not-for-profit, commercial and social enterprise sectors, and is fascinated by the ways in which communities evolve to best support themselves and each other. Interested in how cross-sector engagement and learning can create change, Hannah’s role is to explore and deliver capacity projects that support sustainable social impact.

Contact: hannah.miller@sefapartnerships.org.au