Este is the recently appointed State Manager NSW and ACT at Creative Partnerships Australia. Prior to this, she was the Director, Venture Philanthropy at Social Ventures Australia where she partnered directly with funders and early-stage ventures to resource, prove and grow more effective models for addressing disadvantage. Outside of work, Este is passionate about the power of arts and culture to support community engagement, social cohesion, and individuals to thrive. Este is the founding director of the Darin Cooper Foundation, a private ancillary fund that supports organisations working in the arts. She is a board director of Force Majeure and Beyond Empathy, and has worked with several other small-medium arts organisations to measure their impact, and design and build networks of financial support. Este has had a diverse career spanning top-tier law firms and policy roles in the Federal public sector.