Current CEO of Besen Foundation, Tabitha’s deep expertise in philanthropy, governance, the management of charitable trusts and donor relations has been developed as a manager and trustee representative for Australia’s most established trusts including The William Buckland Foundation and the Alfred Felton Bequest; grant manager for the Victoria Law Foundation and solicitor at King & Wood Mallesons.

In her most recent leadership role with Equity Trustees (EQT), Tabitha managed 12 staff and a portfolio of more than 450 charitable trusts with combined funds under management of $1.8 billion, distributing over $70 million annually; and managed the investment relationships with more than 30 not-for-profits with combined investments of $300 million+.

Tabitha has a proven track record for impeccable decision-making, strategy and management of all aspects of charitable trusts including fiduciary duty, governance, investment oversight and grant making.

A qualified lawyer, her executive experience covers the full spectrum of the philanthropic sector: from law, governance and taxation issues; investment oversight, discretionary grant making, communications, reporting and impact measurement.