Susanne Williamson-Achievements

Susanne Williamson-Achievements


I am a fundraising professional with more than 25 years experience in fundraising, marketing and management roles in both the not-for-profit and commercial sectors.

I have implemented a wide range of successful and award-winning fundraising programs, including major gift campaigns, direct marketing appeals and merchandising programs. 

In total I have raised more than $80 million in the medical research, arts and youth sectors.

Selected awards

2016 Fundraising Institute of Australia National Excellence Award for best major gifts campaign

2012 International Mobius Award, Best of Show for best direct marketing campaign

2010 Perpetual Trustees Travel Scholarship recognising leadership in fundraising sector

2004 International Promotional Products Association, Bronze Award for merchandising campaign

2000 Office of the Prime Minister, Australian Sports Medal for contribution to Active Australia health promotion campaign

Service to the community

I am a board member of the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria. The Royal Botanic Gardens is one of the world’s leading botanic gardens and a centre of excellence for horticulture, science and education. The board is appointed by the Minister for Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

I am an Executive Member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia and committed to supporting the development of the fundraising profession. I assisted in the development of the FIA industry-accredited national training program for fundraisers (Certificate of Fundraising) and delivered the course material in Victoria for the initial three-years of the program from 2012 to 2015. 

Super Content: 
Professor Don Metcalf with staff and students

As a tribute to a scientist, known the world over as ‘the father of modern haematology’, the Metcalf Scholarship Fund has been established to support promising young researchers.