Gina Anderson

Philanthropy Fellow

Gina Anderson is the Philanthropy Fellow at CSI, leading a new research project on the activities of charitable foundations entitled ‘Where the Money Goes’. The research will utilise existing information published by foundations on their grantmaking activities.

After five years, on 1 October 2010, Gina Anderson stepped down from the role of Chief Executive of Philanthropy Australia, the national peak body for philanthropy and a not-for-profit membership association. Members are trusts and foundations, organisations, families and individuals who want to make a difference through their own philanthropy and to encourage others to become philanthropists.

Prior to joining Philanthropy Australia in 2005, Gina was General Manager Human Resources for St Hilliers, an integrated property development and construction company. She had seven years at Westpac Banking Corporation in a variety of senior management roles across the Bank including Head of Community Involvement. This was a national role with responsibility for the Westpac Group's corporate community involvement strategy, sponsorships, local area marketing, and relationships with community, not-for-profit organisations and charities, and for the oversight of staff matching gifts and volunteering programs and the Westpac Foundation.

From 1992 to 1995 Gina lived and worked in Jordan, a moderate Islamic, developing country, as personal assistant to HRH Crown Prince El Hassan Bin Talal. She was privy to the secret negotiations and responsible for the preparation and production of both the Washington Declaration (ending the state of war between Jordan and Israel) and the Treaty of Peace between the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan and the State of Israel.

Gina is currently a member of the Salvation Army City of Sydney Appeals Committee. She is a former Director of both Father Chris Riley's Youth Off The Streets and Landcare Australia Limited and was a founding member of the Community Council for Australia.

Her professional profile includes an entry in Australia’s Who’s Who 2011 and participation in the 2008 Australia 2020 Summit.
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