Clare Pullar

Clare Pullar

Senior Consultant & Principal




La Trobe University, B.A., Dip.Ed.

Clare joined Marts & Lundy as a Senior Consultant in 2016, bringing to the firm more than 25 years of external relations and fundraising experience in education.

Clare is Adjunct Professor in Practice in Philanthropy at the University of Queensland (UQ). She served as the inaugural Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Advancement) for the University from 2009 to 2016. During her tenure, the cumulative impact of philanthropy on the University was $235 million – from less than $8 million annually in 2010 to $65 million in 2015.

Prior to UQ Clare served the University of Melbourne for 13 years – including 10 years as Director of Advancement with Trinity College, where she led a successful $30 million capital campaign. She also served three years at Melbourne Business School, where she established the School’s first endowed Chair and Scholarship program.

Clare has led the Australian sector through chairing the Go8 Chief Advancement Officers group, which has brought benchmarking in fundraising to the university sector. She has contributed to the development of policy in higher education and international education, and helped shape training courses in order to strengthen the talent pool for Australia and the region.

She is a Board member of the Australian Youth Orchestra and Janet Clarke Hall University of Melbourne.

In October 2016, Clare received a Distinguished Alumni Award from LaTrobe University in recognition of her leadership in educational philanthropy.

  • Australian Youth Orchestra
  • Centenary Institute
  • Charles Darwin University
  • Curtin University Deakin University
  • Geelong Grammar School
  • Queensland Theatre
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • St Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill
  • University of Technology Sydney