Grace comes from a generally for-profit background but has always dreamt of being involved in an organisation with a much higher cause. In fact, she spent six months out of her career to explore working for a non-government organization in the Philippines as a volunteer. This involved working with upland indigenous communities in sustainably managing their resources. While this proved to be a non-sustainable endeavour, Grace continued to search for ways to utilize her knowledge and skills more altruistically.
Grace has since taken her Master of Business Administration in the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA majoring in Finance after which she has taken a more entrepreneurial rather than corporate route. Her innate need to be involved in more cause-oriented endeavours has led her into managing her own businesses where she was empowered to affect people’s lives more directly.
As a migrant to Australia, she feels fortunate to have found employment with Rotary International as the South Pacific and Philippines Office’s Finance Supervisor beginning September 22, 2010. She is fulfilled in the fact that she has the opportunity to utilize her knowledge, skills and more than 20 years of work experience which includes corporate planning, banking and internal auditing, in service to a much broader spectrum of people. Following Bruce Allen’s retirement, Grace is now the Manager of the International Office and Financial Services.