Gina Anderson

Gina Anderson is the Philanthropy Fellow at the Centre for Social Impact, University of New South Wales, Australia. She is Chair, Women’s Community Shelters; Director of The George Institute for Global Health and The George Institute Foundation; Advisory Board Member of the Australian Charities and Non-profits Commission (ACNC); and a Director of GDI Property Group and GDI Funds Management.

From 2005-2010, Gina was 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, 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.

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

Posts by Gina Anderson

  • Nonprofit Skills for a Complex World (10.02.14 )

    By Gina Anderson, Philanthropy Fellow, Centre for Social Impact, University of New South Wales, and Advisory Board Member, The Conference Board Initiative on Corporate Philanthropy Look at your smart phone, your tablet. Hold it in your hand. This is the most powerful tool we have to provide affordable basic healthcare to the bottom 5 billion […]

  • Big data for social impact (12.09.13 )

    By Gina Anderson, Philanthropy Fellow, Centre for Social Impact, University of New South Wales, and Advisory Board Member, The Conference Board Initiative on Corporate Philanthropy Today, philanthropists are looking to make large-scale change, just as business did. However, they are surprised by the lack of general industry information on the philanthropic sector – data that […]

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