Director Development, Fundraising and Relationships – NSW

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Rosemary has a strong fundraising background and is passionate about the not-for-profit sector. She is particularly experienced in both the medical research and performing arts philanthropic areas, and most recently spent over five years as Philanthropy Manager with the Heart Research Australia.

Rosemary is a great communicator who is able to build strong and lasting relationships with those around her. Having worked for a medical research foundation, she is well-versed at transforming complex scientific concepts into compelling individual, human stories. Rosemary’s positive approach helps her focus on achieving the best results for every project.

Prior Appointments

HEART RESEARCH AUSTRALIA July 2013 – October 2018 – Philanthropy Manager
A medical research foundation which invests over $2million annually in pioneering, first-stage research into the prevention, detection and treatment of heart disease and associated medical conditions.

MUSICA VIVA AUSTRALIA Feb 2009 – June 2013 – Philanthropy Manager
A not-for-profit Major Performing Arts organisation with an operating budget of $11 million. As the largest presenter of classical chamber music concerts in the world, Musica Viva also has an extensive music education program which operates in every Australian state and territory

GALLERY AMICHI July 2004 – Jan 2009 – Communications & Events Manager
Gallery Amichi promotes the work of well-known and emerging Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Since 2004 it has run the “Big Ones Little Ones” visual arts and education program which promotes inclusion and understanding of children from disadvantaged and marginalised communities by showcasing their artwork and stories in national and overseas art exhibitions.


Donor Care and Stewardship
Copy Writing Proposals & Reports
Relationship Development
Budgets Stakeholder Management
Events Management
Database Prospecting & Segmentation


Bachelor of Arts; Certificate in Public Relations