New Executive Director Appointed

The Board of Community Foundations of NZ are delighted to announce that Arron Perriam has been appointed as Executive Director, starting in this new position on Monday May 10th.

Arron is an experienced Chief Executive, board Chair and independent board member. Of Rongowhakaata descent, most recently Arron was the Chief Executive of the renowned Cholmondeley Children’s Centre in Canterbury.

Previous to this Arron was Business Manager with Rātā Foundation, the regional Community Trust providing funding across the Marlborough, Tasman, Chatham Islands and Canterbury regions.

Arron also holds a number of governance roles, all of which contribute to the wellbeing of everyday kiwis, including currently sitting as an independent Board member with The Salvation Army of NZ, Fiji, Samoa and Tonga.

Based in Christchurch, Arron’s experience spans the charity, philanthropic and commercial sectors over 30 years and we see his skills and experience to be directly relevant to Community Foundations’ work.

We are very much looking forward to this new era, an expanded team bringing enhanced membership services to the network, and helping to grow generosity and strengthen the communities of Aotearoa NZ.

Thank you to our funding partners The Tindall Foundation and Craigs Investment Partners for your ongoing belief and investment in our work.

Read the media release here.

See more about the Community Foundations of NZ team.

Date Posted: 10 May 2021

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