Ms Lesley Podesta is currently CEO of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation and formerly Director of Policy, Advocacy and Global Partnerships at the Fred Hollows Foundation and formerly a First Assistant Secretary (FAS), Ageing and Aged Care and earlier FAS, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Health, Department of Health. She has also had extensive Board experience in a wide variety of areas.
Lesley brings to the Board skills and knowledge as an experienced strategic fundraising professional with a strong track record in working with philanthropy, high net worth individuals, commercial fundraising and donor strategies. She is experienced in developing and delivering high value corporate partnerships and corporate sponsorships. She also brings experience in indigenous health through a number of earlier employment and Board appointments, and experience in cultural diversity.