SEFA expands with two new staff

We are very happy to welcome two new team members to the SEFA fold this quarter – Miranda Lee as Relationship Manager and Jacqui Courtney as Business Development Manager. Both bring more than 10 years’ experience and talent with them. SEFA is in an exciting phase of expansion as we build to accommodate the momentum in the business. We have also moved to our new office at The Bulb, and the photo below has Jacqui (L) and Miranda (R) on the rooftop garden next to the chicken coop. It is truly an amazing space to work in.


Miranda Lee, Relationship Manager

In October we welcomed Miranda to the SEFA fold as our new Relationship Manager. She comes to us with extensive experience having worked in the finance sector in Sydney, London and New York. For the last eight and half years she has worked with the Commodities & Financial Markets Division at Macquarie Group, designing efficient trading and risk analysis solutions and assisting in establishing new businesses in Frankfurt, the US and Sydney. Of joining SEFA Miranda says, “I enjoy applying rigorous analysis to achieve practical outcomes and teaching new concepts to others to further their development. I’m looking forward to supporting social enterprises and helping them use innovative finance to achieve positive social impact.”

Jacqui Courtney, Business Development Manager

In September we welcomed Jacqui as our new Business Development Manager. For the past 10 years, Jacqui has worked as an Equities Analyst and Head of Sustainability at Natural Capital Funds Management. Prior to that, she worked in different roles and sectors including The Harry M Miller Group, the Australian Olympic Committee, and as Green Power Programme Manager with Sustainable Energy Development Authority. Jacqui is committed to impact investment – she has been a consultant to the Social Impact Hub, and is an active private investor and Board member of The Impact Club. She also is a Founding Board Member of the Ethical Investment Association, now known as Responsible Investment Association Australia. Jacqui says, “I’m very keen to play an effective role in enabling the social, environmental and cultural impact lens find place in all sectors of investment in Australia.”

We welcome them to the team and look forward to learning from their diversity of experience and talents.


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