Grace Mathew

Venture Partner

Biography

Selected as one of Australia’s 100 Brightest Young Minds in 2010, Grace has applied her strengths in communications, leadership and relationship management to roles in the corporate and not-for-profit sectors, regularly presenting to audiences of up to 60,000 since age 15. She was awarded the Goldman Sachs Global Leader Award in 2008 in recognition of achievements in the community and international leadership initiatives.

While earning her Bachelor of International & Global Studies and Master of International Relations from the University of Sydney, Grace also completed postgraduate courses in Peace and Conflict Studies at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and Leadership at Sydney’s Alphacrucis College. As one of three scholarship recipients to attend the Global Leadership Institute in New York in 2008, she represented Australia, engaging with key political, corporate and philanthropic leaders at the United Nations.

For the past three years Grace has been Managing Director of fourth-generation NYC-based Stetson Family Office, spearheading a global initiative to deliver better healthcare outcomes at lower cost, in association with the World Economic Forum, UNESCO, and the Global Partnerships Forum. She has been a keynote speaker and panelist at international conferences such as the Asian Venture Philanthropy Network Summit Singapore, INSEAD’s Family Office Forum in Geneva, Redefining Early Stage Investment Conferences in Vienna, Taiwan, San Francisco, and Shanghai, the Global Family Office BioForum in Chicago, the National Foundation for Medical Research and Innovation conference in Melbourne, and Keiretsu Forum APAC.

She sits on the Board of the Healthcare Impact Foundation and co-leads the Global Family Office BioForum, into which she personally introduced over 150 international family offices, and is on the Advisory Board of the University of Technology Sydney Techcelerator, coaching and mentoring young entrepreneurs. Grace also consults on business strategy, culture, and negotiation, and as Director of Monte Rosa, recently conducting eighteen workshops training Google executives and international tech teams in consulting, influence, and negotiation skills.

Grace’s wide-ranging experience encompasses fundraising for philanthropic organizations such as UNICEF to helping lead, organize and compere events with over 10,000 attendees. As a writer and presenter, she has been published in magazines such as the Family Office Magazine and the Journal and hosted on-camera interviews for BuildCurious and The Jerusalem Peace Project, amongst others.