Chief Executive Officer

Linda worked with the Directors of PFE to establish the organisation, and she is now responsible for its governance and administration. Prior to the establishment of PFE, Linda worked for 14 years (since its inception) for fund manager, Cooper Investors Pty Limited, as General Counsel and Company Secretary, with overall responsibility for legal, compliance and risk management functions.

Linda established the Cooper Investors Philanthropy Fund in 2008 and was responsible for the administration of grants, as well as Chair of the grant-making Committee. Together with the Ryan Cooper Family Foundation (the family PAF of Peter Cooper), the two organisations made grants to more than 50 NGOs in Australia and overseas. Linda personally visited a significant number of the overseas projects.

Prior to Cooper Investors, Linda had over 12 years’ experience as a commercial and finance lawyer at Allens and Freehills, both in Sydney, and Herbert Smith in London. She has a BA/LLB from the University of New South Wales and a Diploma in International Law from the University of Vienna.

Linda is a Director of Igniting Change, a purposely small organisation that’s passionate about sparking big, positive change with people doing it tough in our communities.