Robert also has over 5 years of recent experience working for not-for-profit organisations in Australia performing in chief financial officer and executive director roles, and in senior leadership teams.
In addition to his financial management and accounting expertise, Robert brings to Achieve strategic and operational management skills and experience in technology and change management, business integration, procurement, contracts management, administration, team building, culture development, and delivering and measuring social impact.
Prior to joining Achieve Australia, Robert was Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of Social Ventures Australia Ltd (SVA) – a not-for-profit organisation jointly established by the Smith Family, the Benevolent Society, Work Ventures and the AMP Foundation. Its purpose is to bring business skills and experience to the NFP sector in Australia.
Before joining Social Ventures Australia, Robert was Financial Consultant and Acting Finance Director at Anglicare Sydney. In that role, he was responsible for financial strategy, treasury, financial reporting, business support and optimising endowment assets. He was also responsible for financial and change management assignments in major projects including property transactions and capital works for retirement living and aged care centres – as well as the cultural, business and technological transformations required by an Enterprise Resource Planning implementation.
Robert worked with Deutsche Bank AG for 16 years performing director level roles in Asia Pacific, building on experience gained earlier in financial control positions with local and foreign financial institutions including HSBC, CIBC, State Bank Victoria.
Robert has also undertaken extensive continuous professional development and training in strategic leadership and change management with organisations such as Australian Institute of AICD, Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM), CPA (Certified Practicing Accountants), Accenture, AIM (Australian Institute of Management) and the Centre for Social Impact. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (Accounting)
- Certified Practicing Accountant