Stella joined ADAPT Executive Search following a successful 25-year global career in property development, finance, investment banking and private equity.
Her breadth and depth of experience in leading organisations through change and transformation as well as her unique combination of strategic, operational and finance skills make her a valued and trusted adviser to clients.
Originally from Melbourne, Stella has a Masters degree from Oxford University and has lived and worked in London, Sydney, New York and Oklahoma. Prior to joining ADAPT Executive Search she was Chief Operating Officer at Monark Property Partners, a property investment joint venture with the Liberman Family Office where she oversaw a three-fold increase in funds under management. Previous roles include Director, Investments for Alpha Partners where she managed the Alphington paper mill development, one of Melbourne’s largest urban infill projects and Chief Operating Officer of Stralliance/Watersun Homes, a $100m property and construction company with over 80 employees.
Stella started her career in corporate finance for leading investment banks in London, Sydney and New York. Her innate business sense, intellect and creative problem solving have guided CEOs and governments on a broad range of transactions - from privatisations in Eastern Europe to the first private prison in Australia and digital acquisitions for US media companies.
Stella is on the Board of Advisers (Vic) for the Property Industry Foundation and co-founder of Minerva Women in Property, a group of senior women in the property industry.
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