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Meet our Team

The NORTH Foundation team has a bold vision to extend the fundraising program and together all members offer an expanse of experience and enthusiasm to help deliver the strategic vision and focus.

Gilbert Lorquet

Chief Executive Officer

Gilbert leads the team and activities of the NORTH Foundation, including the creation and implementation of its vision and mission.Gilbert is dedicated to significantly growing the Foundation to support more world class medical research and patient care services across the Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD). Gilbert is responsible and accountable for developing and achieving the Foundation’s 2019-2024 strategic plan in conjunction with the Foundation Board and Development Committee. He is also responsible for building the brand, reputation and profile of the Foundation.

Nicky Jacobs

Philanthropy Manager

Nicky is responsible for raising the NORTH Foundation’s fundraising revenue through the development and implementation of our Major Gift and Bequest programs. She drives the acquisition, engagement, and stewardship of the Foundation’s major donors and bequestors and also the engagement with clinicians and researchers across the NSLHD.

Kully Ahmed

Fundraising Officer

Kully supports and assists with the administration of all fundraising programs at the NORTH Foundation including community, corporate, bequests and major giving portfolios. Kully also supports donor communications, fostering a sense of engagement from within the community.

Lorena Aziz

Community and Corporate Giving Officer

Lorena plans and delivers the NORTH Foundation’s Community and Corporate Giving Program with the overarching aim of increasing philanthropic giving to the NORTH Foundation, gaining support from individuals and corporates across campaigns, crowdfunding, the Foundation’s grateful patient program, community and corporate fundraising initiatives and events.

Alla Sorokina

Business Services Manager

Alla is responsible for the Foundation’s business functions including finance management,
reporting, data analytics, gift processing and information services. She is focused on providing the Foundation with accurate financial reporting and data analytics to drive our strategic goals.

Kevin Wilson

Finance Officer

Kevin supports gift processing, finance and bookkeeping functions at the NORTH Foundation to ensure correct allocation and timely transfer of donations, bequests and fundraising income to our hospitals and research institute.