Candice Van Doosselaere

Candice was born in Mexico, to Belgian parents, raised in the US, studied in Brussels and Italy, lived and worked in Europe and Asia, and now calls Australia home.

With a sharp intellect and passion for justice and the environment, Candice holds two Masters Degrees specialising in International Human Rights. As a graduate Candice was offered a prestigious opportunity to work with the Delegation of the EU to China and Mongolia. Working on bilateral projects promoting Rule of Law, one week she could be negotiating with Government Ministers, Ambassadors, and representatives of local and international Non-Government Organisations, or bringing together Europe’s brightest legal minds to share knowledge with their peers in China.

Moving to Australia in 2011, Candice initially worked in Melbourne, at the Cambridge International College, and the Human Rights Law Centre. Arriving in Sydney in 2014, Candice found a role with the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation (VFFF), where she developed her knowledge of philanthropy and her passion for the sector. Her focus at the VFFF involved project managing two key areas: the Ethical Development Working Group, which brought a wide group of stakeholders together to define a catalytic contribution the VFFF can make towards young people’s ethical development, and expanding the Social Impact Investment Strategic Program.

It’s not surprising then that Candice enjoys getting to know new people from different backgrounds, and understanding what motivates them. Along with a wealth of experience across law, human rights, and philanthropy, Candice is ideally placed for her role  at APS, working with clients to help them with both governance and giving.

Outside of work, the travel bug in Candice keeps her exploring, be it across the globe or a few hours from Sydney to spend a weekend camping beneath the stars. When she’s not travelling she enjoys yoga and painting watercolours to nurture her creative soul. There’s also the volunteer work she does quietly in her local beachside community, cleaning up rubbish with friends, which has already inspired an army of other locals to do the same.