Alecia Benzie

Alecia’s career in diplomacy, arts management and fundraising spans twenty-five years.

She is currently the Head of Development at Telethon Kids Institute, Western Australia’s largest medical research institute. Prior to this role, Alecia managed West Australian Symphony Orchestra’s philanthropy and corporate program, building one of the most significant fundraising programs in WA’s performing arts sector. She also established West Australian Opera’s philanthropic program and worked with Sydney Symphony, successfully managing the campaign for the maintenance of a multi-million-dollar funding package.

Her professional career began working with the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade. She has worked in Budapest setting up a conference arm for the Budapest Business Journal and in London consulting to the department of the Deputy Prime Minister on communication strategies.

Alecia continues to be a mentor for young and emerging leader and enjoys volunteer and board roles. She is passionate about philanthropy and the development of a philanthropic culture in Western Australia and will continue to seek opportunities that help make a positive difference in the way we live.