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. Ingrid is also leading the philanthropic endeavours with The Tony Foundation which focusses on enabling positive outcomes through music. 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.
During 2020, Emily is taking a leave of absence to travel with her family across Australia. For all Tony Foundation related matters, please contact Ingrid Albert. For all other matters, please contact Catherine Kobacker. 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 passionate about people and building a better tomorrow. With a career spanning over two decades in M&A, law, HR, governance and corporate strategy, Kirsty has a wealth of experience helping companies navigate the challenges that come with growth. Her career includes businesses from small fast-paced startups through to large multi-nationals across a number of industries, including life sciences, transport and logistics, professional services, education and property development. Kirsty has created and led legal and HR functions for companies domestically and internationally, and has deep experience establishing systems which help organisations move to the next phase of growth while still retaining a focus on people. This includes not only helping guide companies to and through successful exits, but also through the post-acquisition integration process. Kirsty has worked for both for-profit and not-for-profit enterprises, and has a long track record of investment in for-purpose social enterprises. Kirsty joined Alberts in 2018 and is responsible for legal and governance and people and culture. With the launch of Alberts Impact Capital, she’s very excited about supporting the fantastic entrepreneurial work being created in Australia. Outside Alberts, you’ll find Kirsty with her family, exercising with friends or enjoying a sunset.
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 a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) with CPA Australia. She is passionate about running, baking and animal welfare.
A professional problem solver, strategic business partner and trusted confidant, Catherine believes in making the impossible possible. With over 15 years experience as an EA supporting C-level and senior executives across a range of industries, Catherine is involved in all aspects of the business. She’s a scheduling guru and the go to person for getting the team from A to B whilst managing multiple priorities by using initiative or what some may call ESP, strong organisational skills and a sense of humour to deliver successful outcomes. Passionate about music, food, travelling and experiencing all that life has to offer, Catherine is proud to be part of a team making a positive social impact in the world. Catherine holds a Graduate Certificate in Business (Executive Administration), Diploma of Business, 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.