Our Team

Shanthini Gurung

Finance Manager

So quiet and elusive some of the team believe Shanthini to be an apparition, her impact is anything but invisible. Shanthini’s steadiness and confident execution of the ATDC finances comes from a long career of really knowing her stuff and just getting on and doing it.

A pragmatic individual with a wicked sense of humour, a huge smile, and a love of sci-fi, Shanthini is someone who flies under the radar – but whose absence would be quickly noticed if she vanished because of how integral she is to the operations of the organisation.

Career highlights:

  • A strong and steady climb over the years from part time volunteer to Finance Manager of Volunteering Tasmania
  • Freelance support for community organisations in Tasmania

You can contact Shanthini here.

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Shanthini Gurung

Finance Manager
So quiet and elusive some of the team believe Shanthini to be an apparition, her impact is…