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Vanessa Barry

Executive officer of St. George Foundation

Vanessa is passionate about creating positive social impact and helping for-purpose organisations achieve their aims. Since 2014 Vanessa has been executive officer of St.George Foundation, encompassing Bank of Melbourne and BankSA Foundations. In this role, she has advocated for long-term change through philanthropy that recognises the needs of grassroots community organisations.


Prior to this Vanessa spent ten years in international communications before turning her passion for philanthropy into a career. She worked firstly in arts development for the ACO and then as director of philanthropy at the United Nations Children’s Fund. She has served on various not-for-profit boards and committees.

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