About

Throughout our history we have always operated with the values of care and respect that the Alberts business was built on.

Who we are

Alberts Team

David Albert

CEO

David Albert

David Albert

CEO

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 Albert

Executive Director

Ingrid Albert

Ingrid Albert

Executive Director

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.

Emily Albert

Executive Director

Emily Albert

Emily Albert

Executive Director

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 Albert

Executive Director

Kirsty Albert

Kirsty Albert

Executive Director

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 Bartlett

Head of Strategy – Impact Ventures

Glenn Bartlett

Glenn Bartlett

Head of Strategy – Impact Ventures

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.

Ben Edmonds

Head of Finance

Ben Edmonds

Ben Edmonds

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 Langley

Commercial Accountant

Rebecca Langley

Rebecca Langley

Commercial Accountant

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.

Catherine Kobacker

Executive Assistant

Catherine Kobacker

Catherine Kobacker

Executive Assistant

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.

John Joannides

Royalty Manager

John Joannides

John Joannides

Royalty Manager

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.

Lisa Fedorenko

Investment Manager

Lisa Fedorenko

Lisa Fedorenko

Investment Manager

Lisa is passionate about helping create a fairer world through increased diversity and sustainability. Lisa joined Alberts in 2021 after a decade of investing experience. She began her career in equity research sales at Credit Suisse before moving into a range of finance roles spanning value investing (at Montgomery Investment Management), venture capital (at Reinventure), and venture debt (at Marshall Investment Management). She brings a strong track record across both her operational and investing experience. Lisa holds a B Comm/ B Sc majoring in advanced mathematics, computer science, and econometrics, from the University of Sydney and completed her final semester at HEC Paris. In her spare time, Lisa does aerial acrobatics, paints, and spends time with friends and family.

Corrin Constantinou

Assistant Accountant

Corrin Constantinou

Corrin Constantinou

Assistant Accountant

Corrin strongly believes that together we can make a positive change for a better tomorrow and we all play an important role in making this change. Corrin joined Alberts in 2021 bringing with her a decade of accounting experience from previous roles in entertainment, music, and manufacturing. Corrin is responsible for the administrative and transactional requirements of Alberts and to support the Senior Accountant and Head of Finance. Corrin holds a Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting) from Western Sydney University and is currently studying to be a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) with CPA Australia. She enjoys the company of her cats, spending time with family and friends, hiking and coastal walks.

Sam Mostyn

Chair, AGS

Sam Mostyn

Sam Mostyn

Chair, AGS

Sam Mostyn is a non-executive director and sustainability adviser, with a long history of executive and governance roles across business, sustainability & climate change, sport, the arts, policy, and civil society. Her current Chair roles include Citi Australia, the GO Foundation, ANROWS, the Australian Women Donors Network, the Foundation for Young Australians, Ausfilm and Alberts. Sam’s board roles include Mirvac, Transurban, the Sydney Swans, the Centre for Policy Development, The Climate Council, and until recently as an inaugural board member of Climateworks Australia. Sam has a long-held passion in climate change and sustainability, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from the ANU in 2018 in recognition of her leadership in sustainability and climate change and her work as a pioneer of gender inclusion and equity.

Will Richardson

Non-executive Director, AGS

Will Richardson

Will Richardson

Non-executive Director, AGS

Will believes in the power of ordinary people to do extraordinary things needed to move us toward a unified world. Will is the CEO of Giant Leap Capital and Managing Partner of the Giant Leap, Australia’s first 100% impact venture capital fund dedicated to investing in rapidly scalable, early stage businesses that fuse profit and purpose. Will has over 15 years’ experience in venture capital and private equity. He was previously Head of Venture Capital at the Impact Investment Group and an Investment Manager and Executive Officer at the CVC Group. He is also a mentor at Startmate and has held various not-for-profit directorships.

Andrew Rothery

Non-executive Director, AGS

Andrew Rothery

Andrew Rothery

Non-executive Director, AGS

Andrew is passionate about helping people do their best, in whatever field they might be pursuing. He started his working life as a corporate lawyer with Freehills before honing his commercial and consulting skills with McKinsey & Company. He then began a long career in private market investing, with his original focus being on later stage deals (LBOs and MBOs). In recent years his focus has been on impact investing and early stage investing. With roles in businesses spanning wealth management, private equity and venture capital investing, incubation of deep technology businesses and the operation of wholesale nurseries, Andrew still works hard to make time for his family and his passion pursuits of listening to music, keeping fit, wine appreciation and contemporary art.

Careers

Investment Manager – Alberts Impact Capital

Alberts Impact Capital is looking for an Investment Manager to:

  • Own and manage the end to end investment process for our venture capital and direct alternative investments
  • Manage deal pipeline, evaluate opportunities and do the heavy lifting on due diligence and investment theses
  • Manage our systems and reporting
  • Be the central contact and work closely with our portfolio companies as they grow

The role is a full time role based in Sydney. We are using the Applied platform for our applications.

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The Alberts Way
Defining our legacy

Our values

We’re driven by the core belief that the best returns include both profit and purpose.

But we also believe that the journey is just as important as the destination; that our job is to partner not just invest, that loyalty matters, that ethics and integrity lead to better outcomes – and that the pioneering Australian spirit should be supported because it can lead to extraordinary things.

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A proud Australian family business for over five generations

Integrity

We are honest and reliable. We do what we say with care and respect.

Loyalty

We look out for each other. We are in this together.

Passion

Passion sparks action, action creates impact.

Creativity

Creativity has the power to inspire people and ignite innovation.

Humility

Our achievements speak for themselves.

Courage

Pioneering in spirit and resilient when challenged, the future is ours to create.

LIVING OUR VALUES

Meet the Tony Foundation

Since 2012 the Tony Foundation has been improving lives through music. We partner with organisations who use music to improve life outcomes for marginalised youth, youth experiencing mental health challenges and Indigenous youth by offering grants, loans, advice and networks.

Our History

OUR HISTORY

Alberts, family and backing pioneers

Since 1885 Alberts has played a vital role in the evolution of Australia’s media and popular culture, from the early days of music publishing through to the birth of commercial radio and television and the Australian pop and rock music industry. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit Alberts has supported artists from AC/DC to the Easybeats and Baz Luhrmann and has never been afraid to back technological and social change.

Led by the fifth generation, the family business is focussed on impact investing, backing pioneering founders and organisations who share our vision for a better tomorrow.

Making Moves

Our history of pioneering

  • 1885

    Newly-arrived Swiss immigrant watchmaker Jacques Albert establishes a watch and clock repair shop in Sydney’s Newtown

  • 1894

    Recognising the demand for music for entertainment Jacques launches Alberts’ Music Stores in the Sydney CBD, selling instruments and sheet music

  • 1894

    Jacques’s son Frank Albert joins the business, which is registered as J Albert & Son. Frank begins to secure the international trademark for the word and symbol of the boomerang

  • 1896

    Alberts begins importing and selling Boomerang mouth organs: cheap, portable and simple to play, they are an instant success.

  • Late 1890s

    Alberts begins selling Boomerang Songsters, pocket-sized books of music and lyrics to the popular songs of the day

  • 1901

    Capitalising on the immediate return from the Boomerang Songsters and mouth organs Jacques Albert sails for New York and starts to partner with the publishers of the hit ‘Tin Pan Alley’ songwriters such as Irving Berlin to represent their music in Australia and New Zealand.

    L to R: Irving Berlin, Jerome Kern, Victor Herbert, Jene Buck, John Philip Sousa, Harry Von Tilzer, Chaz K Harris.

  • 1926

    Frank Albert co-founds the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) to protect the rights of songwriters, music publishers and composers.

  • 1929

    As radio becomes more popular as home entertainment, Frank Albert and partners win the Australian government tender to establish a national network of radio stations. They call it the Australian Broadcasting Company (ABC) and run it successfully for three years until the government resumes control in 1932

    L to R: Sir Harry Percival Brown, Stuart Doyle, Frank Albert and Ben Fuller.

  • 1933

    Frank Albert takes over radio station 2UW, the first of what will become a successful stable of seven radio stations nationally that Alberts runs until 1995, ultimately overseen by Frank’s grandson Tony Albert.

  • 1956

    The introduction of television provides another outlet for broadcasting and promoting music. In 1954 Frank Albert’s son Alexis Albert became a founding director, and Alberts a shareholder, of Sydney television station ATN-7.

  • 1964

    With the arrival of Beatlemania in Australia Alexis Albert’s son Ted Albert founds Albert Productions, an independent music production company, to identify and secure an Australian pop and rock sound. The first band signed is Billy Thorpe & the Aztecs closely followed by The Easybeats and later Ted Mulry Gang and John Paul Young.

    L to R: The Easybeats: George Young, Stevie Wright, Gordon “Snowy” Fleet, Harry Vanda; Ted Albert in the middle

  • 1968

    Fifa Riccobono joins Alberts in a secretarial position and is ultimately appointed Alberts CEO, the first woman to hold such a position in the Australian music industry.

    L to R: Fifa Riccobono and
 Angry Anderson

  • 1970

    Albert Productions record label is launched.

  • 1974

    Ted Albert brings recording in-house to the Albert Studios in King Street. The studios are also hired by non-Alberts bands including Midnight Oil, Cold Chisel, Hoodoo Gurus and Mental as Anything.

  • 1974

    Alberts signs newly formed rock band AC/DC, later signing The Angels, Rose Tattoo and Stevie Wright. By 1976 AC/DC would sign a worldwide deal with Atlantic Records; and in 1980 Back in Black is released, going on to become one of the highest selling albums of all time.

    Credit: Photography by Philip Morris.
L to R: Phil Rudd, Angus Young, Malcolm Young and Bon Scott

  • 1989

    Ted Albert moves into film production with the formation of M&A Productions, engaging young director Baz Luhrmann to write a film adaptation of his 1988 stage play Strictly Ballroom for the screen. In 1992 Strictly Ballroom is released accompanied by Alberts first film soundtrack, in collaboration with Baz Luhrmann.

  • 1994

    Tony Albert flicks the switch from AM to FM and after 69 years 2UW becomes MIX 106.5.

  • 1995

    Alberts sells its stable of national radio stations to Australian Provincial Newspaper Holdings Ltd, and sets up a diversified investment portfolio run by Tony Albert.

  • 2001

    Alexis Albert’s son and Alberts chairman Robert Albert oversees a joint venture with Wayne Stuart, Piano Australia, to manufacture the unique Australian-designed and locally made high quality, handcrafted piano, the Stuart & Sons piano.

    L to R: Robert Albert and Wayne Stuart

  • 2004

    Robert Albert’s son David Albert joins Alberts and builds the music roster to include hit local songwriters including Wally DeBacker (Gotye), Josh Pyke, San Cisco, Megan Washington, Tim Levinson (Urthboy) and Jess Cerro (Montaigne).

    Credit: Photography by McLean Stephenson. Music artist featured is Megan Washington

  • 2009

    Alberts in conjunction with APRA AMCOS launch the Vanda & Young Global Songwriting Competition. Recent winners include Amy Shark, Matt Corby and the Preatures.

    Credit : logo artwork created by Reg Mombasa

  • 2012

    The fifth generation of the family launches The Tony Foundation, Alberts philanthropic arm. Named after Tony Albert it strives to enable positive social outcomes through the power of music.

  • Present

    Now in its fifth generation of family ownership, Alberts is focused on backing the next generation of pioneers out to create a better tomorrow.

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