About Private Wealth Network

About PWN

PWN is an international, independent membership organisation for individuals and families of significant wealth.

We offer a safe and confidential environment for members to share knowledge, experience and make connections.

Making Wealth Meaningful

Through significant conversations, we strive to make wealth meaningful for our members, their families and the wider community, including:

  • Meaningful investments
  • Meaningful philanthropy
  • Meaningful family relationships

OUR TEAM

Richard Milroy Co-Founder & Executive Director

Richard is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Private Wealth Network, and also founded several other specialist events and publishing companies in the areas of wealth management and sustainability. Starting his career at the International Herald Tribune in Paris, he then moved into specialist trade publishing and investment conferences based in London and now Sydney.

Richard’s vision is to form knowledge networks where people connect face-to-face at events, then continue their relationships through online platforms. His focus is to assist members to share and gain new knowledge and understanding, and hopefully to inspire them too.

Richard’s personal ambitions relate to writing, publishing and non-profit work. This passion is reflected in many of the events and network groups managed by the Private Wealth Network and its sister organisation, the 3 Pillars Network.

Richard holds a BA (Hons) in European Political Science with Modern Languages.

Alan Duncan Co-Founder & Executive Director

Alan is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Private Wealth Network, having previously founded and run an events and media business catering to high-end corporate and private clients.

Prior to this Alan worked with the CEO Forum Group in Australia, after seven years with The Economist Group in Japan, Europe, the Middle East and Africa facilitating government and industry dialogues. Alan additionally provided commentary on economic and business matters as well as running conference and corporate membership businesses.

Alan is interested to impact long-term thinking, reflected in the work of the Private Wealth Network and its sister organisation, the 3 Pillars Network.

He holds a MBA from the Philadelphia based Temple University Executive MBA program (Tokyo Campus) and a Bachelor of Arts from Newcastle University.

Sandra Duncan Manager

Sandra Duncan is Japanese-Brazilian, born and raised in the Amazon region in Brazil. Sandra has worked in the telecommunications, education, an International UN-related agency and luxury brand industries in marketing communications, accounting, events and conferences.

Sandra has a love of languages and multiculturalism, which developed over the years from her experiences growing up in Brazil, to going to university in California and Tokyo, Japan, living in Japan, Vienna-Austria and now Australia. Sandra has been positively influenced by all of these cultures and experiences. She is also interested in globalisation vs tribalism, sustainability, human behaviour, travel and global rhythms.

Sandra holds a degree in Economics from Temple University (Japan).

Sita Bala Communications

Sita Bala is an internationally experienced PR, Media Relations and Corporate Communications professional. She has held a number of senior positions including many years as Press Officer at The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) in London working on events and conferences with visiting Prime Ministers and Presidents.

Sita has also been Head of Media Relations & Corporate Communications at the Sydney Opera House working on major events and media strategies, including Millennium New Year, Sydney 2000 Olympics and the re-engagement of architect Jorn Utzon to develop design principles for the building.

Since, she has worked on media and marketing campaigns for many conferences and events for her own clients through Sita Bala Communications as well as Ethical Investor magazine, 3 Pillars Network and Private Wealth Network. She holds a BA Hons. in Political Science & Film Studies.

Clair Perry Membership Services Coordinator

Clair is Member Services Coordinator at the Private Wealth Network, working in membership, event preparation and registrations.

Clair aims to provide PWN Members with a seamless registration system and flow of communication.

Clair holds a Bachelor of Business and Commerce, majoring in Marketing, from the University of Western Sydney.

Elizabeth Court Director - Western Australia

Elizabeth has over 20 years of experience within the finance and banking sectors, starting her career with the ANZ Bank in its Perth Treasury in 1991. In 1993 she moved to Sydney with ANZ as a Treasury Consultant, and has since held senior positions within bank and corporate treasuries.

Over recent times Elizabeth has been a business consultant and has facilitated and implemented strategic plans for a number of Perth based SMEs. Libby is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and sits on the board of a number of not-for-profits.

Elizabeth has a keen interest in demographic studies and Futurism. She holds a Bachelor of Economics from Murdoch University.

Carly Severino Moran Director of Programs

Before joining PWN, Carly spent six years with Australia’s CEO Forum Group. Prior to this, she worked in academia at Monash University and in communications with both not-for-profit and corporate organisations.

Most recently, her energies have focused on philanthropy and social investment. She is interested in the creative investment opportunities presented by those wanting to do good, and do well. Carly has held a number of not-for-profit board positions and has supported a family in establishing their philanthropic foundation.

Carly is passionate about building an engaging learning community for our PWN members and about being a lifelong learner herself.

She holds a Masters in Social Investment and Philanthropy, a BA (Public Relations) and a BLit (Hons – Literature & History).

Heidi Jephtha Event Manager

Heidi Jephtha is highly experienced in the area of event planning, logistics and management, and has managed events for the corporate, not-for-profit and charity sector. She has delivered conferences, exhibitions and award ceremonies throughout Australia, New Zealand and the US.

Heidi is involved with the KidzFix Foundation, helping sick and disadvantaged children. The Foundation’s main event is a car rally throughout Australia each September. She is so proud of the difference this group of passionate and dedicated individuals achieve each year.

Heidi holds a BA in Communications (Advertising and Public Relations) from University of Technology Sydney.

Leon Kantor Programming Lead

Leon is Programming Lead at PWN, with responsibility for planning and delivering all activities across the network.

He strives to deliver innovative events to give members the opportunity to interact, share knowledge and compare experiences with their peers as well as world-recognised experts.

Leon brings over 20 years of international experience to this role across content management and event production. He has a proven track record of successfully managing and growing events and content businesses from conception to building regional and international rollouts.

Across his career, he has held senior management roles across three continents, including the CIO Network, Beacon, the Middle East Economic Digest and Investor Relations Magazine, amongst others.