Our highly experienced team is passionate about helping social enterprises and mission led organisations achieve their goals.
Sandra Kemp, Acting CEO / Director of Operations
Sandra has worked in the finance industry for 15 years, the last 11 of which were with Macquarie Group in the role of Operations Manager, Macquarie Research. Sandra has extensive project management and operations experience in Australia and internationally. She has worked across the commercial and community/NFP sector and commenced her career with NSW Department of Land & Water Conservation as a Hydrologist. Sandra has been with SEFA since the organisation began and was responsible for setting up the business operations.
David Rickards, Executive
David was formerly the Head of Research and an Executive Director at Macquarie Bank. He coordinated a team based throughout Australia, Asia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom for over 16 years. David is an authority on global equities and capital markets, with particular expertise in strategic analysis and risk assessment. He has retired from working at Macquarie and is now devoting himself to the establishment and growth of SEFA, where he is Head of Investor Relations. Before joining Macquarie he was responsible for establishing the risk management company BARRA International in Australia. Up until recently David was a Director and Treasurer of Bush Heritage Australia.
Hanna Ebeling, Senior Relationship Manager
Hanna works closely with our clients to understand what makes them resilient, and how to structure loans to suit their needs. She has a passion for partnering with foundations and use blended capital solutions to leverage impact. Prior to coming to Australia, Hanna ran an early-stage accelerator program for social enterprises on behalf of LGT Impact Ventures and participated in a business plan for affordable bamboo housing with United Nations and Hilti Foundation in the Philippines. Before moving into impact investing, she built her corporate tool set over six years whilst working at HSBC, lastly for the Chief Investment Officer of Group Private Banking. Hanna enjoys mentoring mission-driven start-ups and volunteers with Wedu, leadership development organization that aims to unlock the leadership potential of women in Asia.
Dick Boddeus, Senior Relationship Manager
Dick joined SEFA in November 2014. After finishing his studies in Management, Economics and Law Dick commenced his career at Rabobank in The Netherlands, working with Small and Medium sized Enterprises. He then moved to Triodos Bank, a European based bank, considered to be a world leader in banking on values. Triodos is one of SEFA’s founding partners and Dick took the opportunity to work on secondment to SEFA for six months in 2012. Dick returned to Australia last month to continue working with the SEFA lending team. Dick believes that it is important, maybe even crucial, to combine both financial returns and social outcomes. Values that he embraces include entrepreneurship, responsibility and optimism.