Antonia RuffellAntonia Ruffell – Chief Executive Officer
Antonia joined Australian Philanthropic Services as Chief Executive Officer in September 2012. With a career spanning the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, she is passionate about encouraging philanthropy and enabling people to make the most of their charitable giving. ( more… )


David Ward – Technical Director
David is our guru. 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, and we’re very glad to have him on the team – and on the APS Board. (more… )


Mylee Nguyen

Mylee Nguyen – Head of Client Administration & Operations
Mylee’s journey with Australian Philanthropic Services started many years ago as a Certified Financial Planner, referring private clients to the APS PAF establishment and administration service. (more…)



Tricia PhillipsTricia Phillips – Client Administration and Operations Assistant
Tricia has more than 20 years’ experience working in the financial services sector.  Her administrative and organisational skills ensure she is greatly valued in her role supporting the APS Adviser team. (more…)



Cam Clarkson

Campbell Clarkson – Business Systems Analyst
Originally from New Zealand, Campbell now calls Australia home.  Actively involved in the community and volunteering, he brings a wealth of administrative experience to the team. (more…)



Fiona HigginsFiona Higgins – Grantmaking Specialist

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



Candice 2019 Candice Van Doosselaere – Grantmaking Manager

Candice has a background in Law, specialising in Business and Human Rights. From negotiating as part of a European Union Delegation in China, to working for the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation in Sydney, Candice is passionate about making the world a better place. ( more… )

Judith Fiander for website April 2016

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 – just don’t ask her to dance. ( more…)


Kate Bowditch

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.  Living by the beach, Kate enjoys spending time with her family and training for her next marathon. (more…)


Frances Deegan – Adviser, Governance & Giving
Everyone needs a good lawyer at some time, and fortunately we have Frances. She can translate complex legal issues into plain speak without blinking. She’ll also travel far and wide if it’s for a good cause. ( more… )



pennie-loanePennie Loane – Adviser, Governance & Giving
Pennie joined Australian Philanthropic Services in August 2016.  With a background in financial services, she 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.  (more… )


caterinaCaterina Savoca – Associate Adviser, Governance & Giving
Caterina joined Australian Philanthropic Services in April 2019. She has over ten years’ philanthropic experience working for cultural institutions in the UK and Australia. Most recently she worked at the Botanic Gardens and Centennial Parklands where she led the capital campaign for the Sydney Garden’s 200th Birthday project, The Calyx.  (more… )


Rachael Rofe – Head of APS Foundation
For Rachael all roads led to APS. Her role as Head of the APS  Foundation is the ideal combination of her legal expertise and passion for structured giving. And as a lawyer with a love of travel and good food, Rachael can also advise you on the best places to eat, from Sydney to South America. ( more… )


Cathy Bull – Accounting and Tax Manager, APS Foundation
Cathy joined APS in April 2019 as Accounting and Tax Manager for the APS Foundation. She 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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Natasha O’Connor – Office Manager and Executive Assistant
Natasha is an admin expert with an eye for detail. Her efficiency and organisational skills keep APS running smoothly, and a keen sense of humour keeps Natasha grounded, in her vital role supporting CEO Antonia Ruffell, Chairman Chris Cuffe, and the APS team. ( more… )