Our People

Most of the people connected with Northland Community Foundation are volunteers, giving of their time and talent to forge brighter futures in Northland through giving.

Northland Community Foundation is made up of a board of volunteers from around Northland who give willingly of their time and talent to encourage giving to charitable and community causes.

As well as the board of trustees, there are three volunteer panels – a Donor Panel, Grants Panel and an Investment Advisory Panel all working to make sure that funds are found, invested wisely and then distributed through grants to the most appropriate organisations in Northland.

There are three part-time staff members – Chief Executive, Accounts Administrator, and Community Engagement and Fundraising Manager.

As well as paid staff, we have volunteer Ambassadors, who support the work of the Foundation by providing specialised information to both professional advisors and to anyone looking at giving through Northland Community Foundation to a cause dear to their heart.


Our ambassadors Richie Guy, Shane Reti and Kevin Prime bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to their special roles supporting Northland Foundation in a variety of ways. You can contact any of our ambassadors to discuss any aspect of the Foundation.


The Foundation has three part-time staff members – our General Manager, Finance and Distribution Manager, and Bequest Campaigner.

Grants Panel

The Grants Panel is responsible for ensuring that funds are distributed annually to the most appropriate and fitting oganisations in Northland, according to the criteria set by donors.


The Foundation’s Trustees bring together a wide range of expertise including business and financial management, law and community development.