Structure, staff and board

Our Structure

The Geelong Community Foundation has been endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a charity. Donations to the Foundation’s Gift Fund are tax deductible and the Foundation is exempt from tax.

It has been set up to support the people living in the City of Greater Geelong, the Borough of Queenscliffe, the Surf Coast Shire and the southern part of the Golden Plains Shire.

The Foundation is able to support charitable organisations across the full spectrum of health and welfare services, as well as cultural programs and projects that support our environment and assist indigenous residents living in our region.

The Foundation is governed by a volunteer board of Directors, with a wide range of skills and experience and an extensive knowledge of the community. Our staff are part-time employees and they have the support of various professional companies providing services at reduced or pro bono rates.

Our Staff and Board

Andrew Locke

Joined the Board in 2017 Andrew is Executive Director of Adroit Insurance & Risk, a network of insurance broking and financial services businesses that operate largely throughout regional and metropolitan…

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Richard Coverdale

Joined the Board in March 2018 Richard retired from Deakin University School of Law in May 2016 after 10 years with the university. His role as inaugural Director with the…

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Kate Betts

Joined the Board in 2010. Kate works for Alcoa of Australia overseeing community relations at the company’s Point Henry and Anglesea operations. Kate has worked in communications and marketing roles…

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David Lindsay

Joined the Board in 2014 David joined Wighton and McDonald Lawyers in 1984 and became a partner in 1986. He retired from Wightons Lawyers in 2013 following a successful career…

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Richard Anderson

Joined the Board in 2014 Richard is a principal and former chairman of Harwood Andrews Lawyers. As well as holding degrees in law and commerce, Richard is an accredited specialist…

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