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Louise Walsh


Louise Walsh brings extensive corporate, government, not for profit and philanthropic leadership experience to her role as CEO of Philanthropy Australia.

A former corporate lawyer with Allens Arthur Robinson, Louise worked on Sydney’s Olympic Bid, and corporate partnerships for the 2000 Olympic Games and the City of Sydney, before becoming Director of Development for the Sydney Symphony.

More recently, Louise was the founding director of Artsupport Australia, an initiative of the Federal Government agency, the Australia Council for the Arts, to grow cultural philanthropy. During her ten-year tenure, Artsupport Australia facilitated over $77 million of philanthropic funds nationally for cultural sector across hundreds of organisations and individual artists.

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