About the speaker

Highly motivated advancement professional with a successful development track record at leading non-profit independent schools in India and Australia. Effective track record in marketing and communications for two of the world’s top ten technology product companies. Ability to work across cultures and countries to achieve strategic and operational goals.

Creative thinker, problem solver and effective team player with more than 17 years of non-profit, corporate, technology, customer, partner and regional experience.

Proven, results-oriented leader and consistently-rated top performer with strong verbal and written communication skills; thrives in fast-paced environments.

Highly-effective communicator with a strong track-record of collaborating with senior leaders and trustees, building and directing in-house and agency teams globally and across Asia, and fostering positive and productive relationships with stakeholders.

Specialties: Capital Campaigns, Communications Strategy, Messaging, Public Relations, Publications, Crisis PR, Fundraising, Alumni Relations and Strategic Planning.

Pre Conference Workshop | Full Day Masterclass

Capital Campaigns Masterclass

9am - 4.30pm

In this one day Master Class, you will be taken through the key elements of running a successful Capital Campaign. Our speakers will explore all aspects of a campaign; types of campaigns, readiness, planning, phases and stage, the three pillars of success, why a great case really matters, how major gifts are pivotal to success, tools and tactics, leadership and volunteers, and resourcing. There will be ample opportunities for interaction and sharing of delegate experience during the masterclass.

An afternoon panel of leading experts - including Michelle Carroll, St Catherine’s School Toorak, Bradley Fenner, Prince Alfred College Adelaide and Dr John Newton, Scotch College Adelaide - will share their experiences and perspectives as principals on what makes a successful campaign and how to use a principal effectively. The challenge of major fundraising in girls’ schools will be discussed.

Not only will you receive insightful views on transformational philanthropy, you’ll walk away with a plan on how to deliver a successful campaign.


Abhra is the co-presenter and facilitator along with Ann Badger.

Principals Panel - Bradley Fenner, Michelle Carroll and Dr John Newton

Session #3

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10.30am - 11.30am

31 MAY 

Panel discussion - Moderated by Ann Badger

30 MAY