Sarah Davies & Genevieve Timmons
Wednesday, 2nd November 2016 at 12:16 pm
CEO of Philanthropy Australia
Prior to joining Philanthropy Australia in October 2015, Sarah was CEO of The Reach Foundation, a for-purpose organisation working to improve the wellbeing of young people so they can get the most out of life. Sarah has also been CEO of the Australian Communities Foundation, a not-for-profit charitable foundation that enables accessible philanthropy and matches its donors’ interests to emerging social issues and needs of communities. Before moving into the not-for-profit sector, her professional life included senior executive roles in tertiary education in Australia and private sector consulting in HR, marketing and strategy in Australia, Europe and the Middle East. Sarah’s current community roles include Director of Kids Under Cover and board member of the Centre for Social Impact. Sarah is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Williamson Community Leadership Program and a Victorian JP.
Philanthropic Executive for the Portland House Foundation
Genevieve has been active in philanthropy and grant making for over three decades, pioneering approaches to contemporary giving programs and promoting thought leadership around generosity in Australia and New Zealand. She has worked with private donors, staff, boards, and advisors, assessed thousands of funding requests, evaluated giving programs, designed and delivered professional development, prepared confidential briefings and facilitated numerous events. Her 2013 book, Savvy Giving, commissioned by the Australian Communities Foundation, outlines the basics for anyone interested in the art and science of philanthropic giving.
Genevieve is currently Philanthropic Executive for the Portland House Foundation, a private family foundation with a charter to assist people to move out of disadvantage. She is a director of the George Hicks Foundation and Council member for Philanthropy Australia.