Dr Deborah Seifert AM (Chair)
BSc(Hons), DipEd, MEdSt, DEd
Board member since 2014, appointed Chair in 2016
Deborah brings her extensive knowledge and networks in the philanthropic space to her role as Chair of the Conservation Ecology Centre’s Advisory Board.
She has a diverse background in education and philanthropy, including previous positions as Head of Fintona Girls’ School in Melbourne, Head of University College at The University of Melbourne, and CEO of Philanthropy Australia.
Deborah is currently Head of International House, The University of Melbourne and is a Director or Trustee for a number of not-for-profit organisations.
“The passion and dedication that Lizzie, Shayne and the CEC team show is phenomenal, and it is inspiration to be part of their conservation efforts. It’s an honour for me to help connect them with the right people to bring their ideas to life. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing the impact these connections can have and the pride supporters have in the CEC.”