I’m Allegra Spender. I’m a local business leader and renewable energy advocate. My Dad’s family has been in Wentworth for generations and growing up here was incredible – swimming in the ocean, doing the Bondi to Bronte walk, cycling around Centennial Park, going to the local restaurants and cafes – and all at the doorstep of the inner city. That’s why I am raising my kids here and am so passionate that we give our kids the quality of life and opportunities that I had.
I went to school locally at Ascham, and after that, I obtained an Economics degree from Cambridge University, an MSc from the University of London, and completed business courses at Harvard and Dartmouth College.
I’m passionate about using my business skills and experience to help others.
Starting my career as a business analyst at McKinsey gave me exposure to a wide range of industries and business strategy. I then worked in the UK Treasury as a policy analyst. More recently, I was the Managing Director at Carla Zampatti Pty Ltd, my family’s fashion label.
I was also the chair of the Sydney Renewable Power Company, an environmental impact investment company, that funded the installation of the largest CBD solar array in Australia at the time. Now, as CEO of the Australian Business and Community Network, I work to address educational disadvantage by partnering with leading Australian businesses.
As a business leader I believe in integrity, innovation and hard work. My promise to you is that I will bring these qualities to Canberra and work tirelessly to advocate for families, young people and local business.
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