Audette Exel AO

Founder and Chair | Adara Group | Australia

Audette Exel AO is the Founder of the Adara Group and Chief Executive Officer of Adara’s two corporate advice businesses, Adara Advisors and Adara Partners. The Adara businesses were established to help fund Adara’s health and education work with women and children in extreme poverty in some of the world’s remotest places.

Audette is a lawyer by profession specialising in international finance. She was formerly Managing Director of one of Bermuda’s three banks, and Chair of the Bermuda Stock Exchange. She is one of the youngest women in the world to have run a publicly-traded bank. Audette is a Non-Executive Director of Westpac, Australia’s oldest company and first bank. Audette is the recipient of numerous awards including the World Class New Zealander Award, Australia’s Leading Philanthropist by Philanthropy Australia and the YPO Global Impact Legacy Award.