Throughout our history we have always operated with the values of care and respect that the Alberts business was built on.
Who we are
David is part of the fifth generation to work in the Albert family business. He joined Alberts in 2004 after a career working across the globe in marketing roles with companies including Coca-Cola, Eastman Kodak and Kelloggs and back home with telecommunications companies Optus and Telstra. In 2016 David oversaw the sale of the music business J. Albert & Son to BMG and has been instrumental in not only consolidating and growing the Alberts business but helping to expand its philanthropic focus. David holds an MBA from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management and a Masters from the University of Massachusetts, has recently completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course and holds several not-for-profit director roles.
Ingrid believes in the power of simplicity and creativity to inspire change. She built her strategy and marketing career working internationally in Switzerland and Dubai for FMCG company CPW (a joint venture between Nestle and General Mills). She is most proud of her strategic leadership skills in developing and implementing marketing plans into new and existing regions in extremely diverse markets across the globe. Ingrid joined the Alberts board as director five years ago and recently assumed an executive role with her main focus being marketing and impact investing for Alberts Impact Capital. She has recently taken an active role in the Tony Foundation alongside her cousin Emily. Ingrid is passionate about simplifying the complex so people can focus on what really matters – Alberts Impact Capital is the perfect place to allow pioneers to drive their efforts behind true social and environmental change. Ingrid holds a Bachelor of Arts (Media and Communications) from the University of Sydney and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Emily is passionate about leaving the world in better shape for future generations. Whether this is through grant funding to amplify the impact of non-profits, or investing in for-purpose businesses as a force for good. She sees a great opportunity to mobilise capital, resources and everyday actions to create the world we want to live in. Emily’s career has focused on helping not-for-profit, corporate and government organisations implement, track and improve their social impact and sustainability strategies, both in Australia and the UK. She has spent much of this time measuring the intangible and articulating its value so that it can be understood by multiple stakeholders. At Alberts, Emily leads the social impact and philanthropic aspects of the business, ensuring achieving a positive social impact is at the heart of what we do. Emily likes to collect degrees, but was most challenged during her MBA at INSEAD surrounded by 75 nationalities and multiple perspectives which helped open her eyes to the opportunities and challenges in this interconnected world we live in with global problems requiring global solutions.
Kirsty is a senior HR executive, qualified lawyer and company director with over 15 years experience in strategic human resource management and organisational development across the profit and non-profit sectors. Kirsty’s brings strengths in project implementation, change, stakeholder management and compliance, often balancing risk minimisation with commercial imperatives. Until recently, Kirsty was Legal Counsel with Bayer, where she provided legal support to Bayer’s ANZ shared services, procurement and HR functions while being responsible for Bayer’s contract management system. Prior to this role she was Head of HR and Legal in Australia for Aramex, a global logistics company. Kirsty has a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) first class Honours from the University of Sydney, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the NSW Law Society. She is currently a Director of SDN Children’s Services and a member of SDN’s governance and risk and compliance committees.
Glenn has spent the last 20 years figuring out how to grow businesses. He started his career at Saatchi & Saatchi in London and went on to work for some of the world’s most recognisable brands, like Coca-Cola, Nestle and Unilever. He’s most proud of the work he's done more recently, as an equity partner and Head Of Strategy at management consultant / ad agency Step Change. Over 5 years Step Change grew from just a handful of staff to over 30 and worked with hundreds of businesses to help them define their growth strategy and articulate their unique brand stories. Glenn is passionate about the role of business in creating a better more sustainable world, building great brands and defining innovative growth strategies. His personal purpose is ‘to help people buy a better world’. Then there’s sailing and of course the All Blacks.
Head of Finance
Ben believes that contemporary accounting and finance is about being a business partner rather than a number cruncher. Ben brings over 15 years senior finance and accounting experience from a range of roles with multinationals LG and BMG, large Australian private entities including Alberts, and the not-for-profit organisation Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Ben manages and is responsible for the Finance, Administration and Royalties team at Alberts, a team of three that manages the full accounting and finance function, investments administration and the processing of music royalties. Ben holds an Advanced Diploma of Accounting, a Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting) from Western Sydney University and is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) with CPA Australia. Ben is passionate about nurturing those around him to grow, develop and reach their full potential. Outside of the office his main passions are his young family and whatever is in his garage.
Rebecca joined Alberts in 2013, bringing over 10 years’ accounting and finance experience from roles in education, manufacturing, arts & entertainment, commercial property and financial investments. Rebecca’s responsibilities involve financial accounting, budget preparation and reforecasting, compliance, systems and processes management. Originally from Christchurch, Rebecca has called Sydney home since 2009 and continues to learn, live and study in the city. Rebecca has a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of South Australia and is currently undertaking her Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) professional level qualification with CPA Australia. She is passionate about running, baking and animal welfare.
Cat has been working at Alberts for 5 years across administration, operations and HR. She has over 15 years EA experience and has worked at global organisations including Nagra and Microsoft. Cat holds a Graduate Certificate in Business (Executive Administration) from Swinburne University, Certificate IV in Human Resources and is a certified Prosci Change Practitioner.
JJ has been with Alberts since 2002. He has spent most of his career working in the music Industry on all aspects of royalties & copyright both in music publishing and recording sectors. Prior to joining Alberts JJ worked at EMI Records dealing with major international artists such as The Beatles & Queen. JJ brings this vast amount of royalty experience and knowledge to Alberts where he currently administers all aspects of the publishing & record royalties for AC/DC and the Vanda, Young & Wright catalogues. He is passionate about music and the visual arts.