Our people

In addition to funds, people are the other asset of the Foundation.  A wide range of people take on governance and operational roles:

  • The Foundation Board consists of 10 directors who bring experience, skills, networks and a commitment to the region.  Terms are fixed and public applications are invited when vacancies arise.
  • Three Board Associates were also appointed in 2015 to observe board meetings and contribute, and to build engagement with younger and more diverse networks.
  • Staff is currently an Executive Officer with a part-time Community Philanthropy Coordinator. 1.2EFT, who both bring experience in philanthropy and place-based community development.
  • The volunteer base of the Foundation has expanded rapidly in recent years, engaging people to support the Foundation in meaningful ways, and expand networks.