Connie Finestone is dedicated to helping professional associations to reach and exceed their objectives. She is a governance, operations and event management professional with over 15 years of experience in developing and implementing strategies for the service industry, government and not-for-profit sectors. Connie leads the membership, events, governance, systems and operational management projects at FineHaus.
- Email Connie
- Telephone: 61 3 8658 6641
- Mobile: 0421 608428
Connie has worked to improve operations and governance for many Associations including the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association, the Institute for Professional Editors, the Australian Chamber of International Trade, the Australian Institute of Export, and has worked with Dairy Food Safety Victoria, Telstra and Yarra Valley Water in communications and management roles.
Before joining forces with Nicki Hauser to form FineHaus in 2017, Connie worked as an independent contractor with a small number of clients, serving as their outsourced Operations Manager and Company Secretary. This included working as the Operations Manager and ALPMA Summit Project Manager for the Australasian Legal Practice Management Association (ALPMA) for six years. This is where she met Nicki Hauser , who was working as ALPMA’s outsourced Marketing and Business Development Manager.
Working together as a virtual association management team, they oversaw significant growth at ALPMA, including delivering a significant increase in membership and sponsorship, while transforming ALPMA’s online presence, streamlining its operations and growing its peak event, the ALPMA Summit.
This successful collaboration served as the inspiration for the FineHaus business model of providing affordable, flexible and scaleable senior management expertise to membership associations, many of whom lack these skills in-house, can’t afford to employ full-time managers or don’t have enough experienced resources to deliver key projects successfully.
Get in touch with Connie if you need help to:
- improve organisational governance and ensure regulatory compliance
- develop policies, procedures and processes to drive your association forward
- upgrade your membership management system or implement new online platforms
- revamp your membership renewal or engagement programs
- manage your conference or major event
- lead and manage your association.