Gail Rodgers appointed CEO

The Geelong Community Foundation Board is delighted to announce the appointment of Gail Rodgers as Chief Executive Officer.

Gail’s appointment follows the announcement that founding Executive Officer Andrew Lawson will retire after more than 16 years of outstanding contributions to the Foundation.

Gail comes to the Foundation with a distinguished career spanning roles in the community and corporate sectors, and a passion for the Geelong community.  Since 2007 Gail has been the Manager at Volunteering Geelong and has great knowledge and connections in the Geelong community. Gail is formerly the Corporate Citizenship Manager at Ford Australia and Executive Director at United Way Geelong (now Give Where You Live).

Geelong Community Foundation Chairman John Miles said that Gail had an outstanding track record and was ideally suited for her challenging new role.

“Gail is an exceptional individual, well known in the Geelong community sector, and we are delighted that she will work with our donors and the community to consolidate and grow the positive impact of the Geelong Community Foundation.  Gail’s appointment will ensure the Foundation will continue to thrive and her diverse experience will underpin the Foundation’s success.

“On behalf of the board I also recognise the exemplary work of Andrew Lawson whose remarkable contribution as the founding Executive Officer has shaped this organisation into the success it is today”.

Gail will commence on 1 February 2016. Andrew Lawson will continue with the Foundation for a changeover period to ensure a smooth transition.