Senior Program Manager
Community Wellbeing Program
Dr Alberto Furlan is Senior Program Manager providing strategic advice to the Board around impactful partnerships with the not-for-profit sector. Dr Furlan specifically manages the Community Wellbeing area of funding and leads the program management team's implementation of the Foundation's strategic approach to grantmaking.
After completing a degree in Philosophy at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, Italy Alberto moved to Australia in 2001 to undertake doctoral studies in Anthropology at the University of Sydney. Alberto spent over five years in Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory, first as an academic fieldwork researcher and later as a regional anthropologist employed by the Central Land Council in Tennant Creek working on the management and protection of sacred sites.
Alberto volunteers on the Board of The Social Studio, a Melbourne-based social enterprise comprising a fashion school and clothing label that operates to create meaningful and long-term social change for young people of migrant and refugee backgrounds facing barriers to employment and education.