David Rickards – Chair

David was formerly the Head of Research and an Executive Director at Macquarie Bank. He coordinated a team based in Australia, Asia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom for over 16 years. David is an authority on global equities and capital markets, with particular expertise in strategic analysis and risk assessment. He has recently retired from his position at Macquarie Bank and is now devoting his time to the establishment and growth of SEFA Partnerships in his role as Chair. 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.

Kylie Charlton – Director

Kylie is the Chief Investment Officer at 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 holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canberra and has an MBA from Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford.  Kylie co-founded Unitus Capital in 2008 and currently serves on the Investment Committee for the Indigenous Real Estate Investment Trust. Kylie also currently lectures on impact investment for the University of New South Wales and the University of Western Australia.  

Heather Watson – Director

Heather is a partner at McCullough Robertson Lawyers. Heather has 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 and indigenous communities. Heather focuses on establishing and restructuring legal and tax entities for charitable and not-for-profit organisations, advising boards on risk and governance-related issues and establishing charitable foundations. Heather is a director of McCullough Robertson Foundation Ltd, a conduit for giving by the partners, staff and clients of McCullough Robertson Lawyers and part of the firm’s Community Partnership Program. 


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.