Sarah Davies

Chief Executive Officer, Philanthropy Australia

Sarah Davies is the CEO of Philanthropy Australia, the national peak body for philanthropy in Australia. Philanthropy Australia’s purpose is to champion, enable and support the growth and evolution of philanthropy throughout Australian society – in simple terms, to foster and achieve more and better philanthropy.

Prior to joining Philanthropy Australia, Sarah was the CEO of The Reach Foundation, a for-purpose organisation working to improve the wellbeing of young people. Sarah has also held the position of CEO of the Australian Communities Foundation, a non-profit charitable foundation which enables accessible philanthropy.

 Before moving into the non-profit sector, her professional life included senior executive roles in tertiary education in Australia and private sector consulting in HR, marketing and strategy in Australia, Europe and the Middle East.

Sarah is also a Council Member of the National Museum of Australia and a Non-Executive Director of Kids Under Cover, Nestd and Ladder.

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