Founder & Chair, Adara Group
Founder and Chair of the Adara Group, NSW with international offices in USA, Nepal, Uganda and Bermuda Philanthropic innovator and pioneer in the ‘business for purpose’ field. In 1998 Audette Exel pioneered a global ‘business for purpose’. The Adara Group’s global development projects are run to improve the lives of people in poverty through a partnership that bridges the worlds of financial services and not-for-profits. 100% of core support costs are provided by the Adara business and other core support partners. In 2015, Adara Partners was launched introducing the innovative ideas of pro bono and skills-based giving into their financial services work.
Audette has been widely acknowledged for her achievements including: Philanthropy Australia's 2016 Leading Philanthropist, Telstra 2012 NSW Commonwealth Bank Business Owner Award, Telstra 2012 NSW Business Woman of the Year, Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence in Australia in 2012, Economic Justice and Community Impact Award from the Young Presidents Organisation Social Enterprise Networks in 2010, and elected a Global Leader for Tomorrow by The World Economic Forum in 1995.