Audette Exel AO is the Founder of the Adara Group, which consists of two Australian corporate advisory businesses, with the sole purpose to support the non-profit international development organisation, Adara Development.
Recognised by Forbes as a Hero of Philanthropy and named Australia’s Leading Philanthropist in 2016, Audette uses her specialist legal and finance background to improve lives and change the way people think about the role of business.
Previously, Audette was the Managing Director of Bermuda Commercial Bank and Chair of the Bermuda Stock Exchange. Today she is also the Vice Chair of the Board of Steamship Mutual and a Non-Executive Director of Suncorp Group.
Audette was elected Global Leader for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in 1995. In 2012, she was named NSW Telstra Businesswoman of the Year as well as among The Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence and was awarded an honorary Order of Australia for services to humanity.
Watch Audette Exel accept her award here.