Rebecca Iliffe founded Turnstone Projects in 2003. Rebecca's career has spanned all of the areas encompassed today in Turnstone Projects.
Her earliest work was as a professional wool classer in shearing sheds across eastern Australia, followed by early stage processing and facilitating technical training for international users of Australia wool.
She then spent over ten years working with government and industry in business and community in development and investment attraction roles. During this time Rebecca’s interest in philanthropy developed. Initially it was through initiative of the Ian Potter Foundation's Potter Farmland Project in the early 1990s.
Her interest in philanthropy and the value of partnerships continues to be a priority in her her work especially supporting projects where education, employment and enterprise are the focus. Rebecca is an Associate with Giving Connect
and Associate Consultant with Philanthropy Australia
. She is also an Associate Facilitator for the Social Enterprise Academy
and educator in secondary schools.
Rebecca has a Master of Arts (International Relations), a Master of Teaching (Secondary), a Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture) and maintains her Professional Australian woolclasser accreditation.
Rebecca also gives her time to support local education-based projects including at Ferncourt Public School and Sydney Secondary College Balmain Campus and as a volunteer director for the Marrickville Marauders Fencing Club