Di has worked across the full breadth of advancement roles, including management of marketing, fundraising, community relations, enrolments and alumni relations. Strategic analysis and planning is the approach Di takes with program design. Each institution is unique in its history, community and relationships, each requiring their own tailored concepts and programs to address specific needs and perceptions.
Di has established advancement programs in schools and recognises the importance of Annual Giving as part of the fundraising spectrum.
Di is a Fellow of Educate Plus, Immediate Past Chair of Educate Plus, and recipient of the prestigious Trevor Wigney Award.