Ferdi joined SVA in September 2015 as Director, Partnerships to develop and foster partnerships for Social Ventures Australia. Ferdi has expertise in forging cross sectoral funding partnerships and aligning community, funders and expertise for better outcomes.

Ferdi’s last role was at Children’s Ground, a collective impact project in Kakadu. As Director, Engagement and Communications she developed and implemented the start-up’s ambitious social investment and communications strategies. Prior to that, Ferdi brings thirteen years’ professional services experience at PwC, including seven years’ in the award winning Corporate Responsibility team.

She has expertise in; social enterprise, reconciliation, community development, non-profit engagement and fundraising.

Ferdi sits on the board of Desert Pea Media and mentors social entrepreneurs in her spare time. Ferdi holds an MBA (Executive) from RMIT.