Genevieve Timmons

Genevieve’s focus is on Capability in Philanthropy. Her role at the Foundation includes managing engagement with philanthropic peers and partners to address disadvantage through investment in Australia’s philanthropic capability.

During her auspicious career, Genevieve has pioneered approaches to contemporary philanthropy in Australia and New Zealand, as a manager, consultant and strategist. She completed two long term appointments as CEO of the Reichstein Foundation and the Portland House Foundation, and has assisted more than 50 grantmaking organisations to set their vision, strategy, governance and operations.

As a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, she has served governance roles with more than 10 philanthropic and not for profit boards, including the Council of Philanthropy Australia.

Genevieve is Adjunct Professor with the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University, and was recognised for her contributions to philanthropy with an Honorary Doctorate from Swinburne University and a Leadership Award from the University of Melbourne.

She is author of the Grantmaker’s Toolkit (NZ) and Savvy Giving, the Art and Science of Philanthropy.

Genevieve was raised in country Victoria. She is happiest gardening with her chickens in the background and enjoys the hurly-burly of a large extended family where life experience is rich, varied and fulfilling.

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