Jenny Gill, ONZM
CEO Foundation North and former Advisory Trustee of Leadership New Zealand
 
In 2004 Jennifer became CEO of Foundation North after 10 years as Executive Director of Fulbright NZ.  Her career in philanthropy began in 1985 when Sir Roy McKenzie appointed her as the Executive Officer of his personal foundation, the Roy McKenzie Foundation. 
 
She has been a Trustee and Chair of the J R McKenzie Trust and is currently a Trustee of two family grant making trusts.  She was a founding member of the board of the Wellington Regional Community Foundation, the Funding Information Service and Philanthropy NZ.  Jenny recently retired from the board of Philanthropy New Zealand after twenty years’ service. 
 
Recently Jenny has been a member of the Asia Pacific Philanthropy Consortium as well a participant in international meetings on current issues in philanthropy hosted by the Rockefeller and Volkswagen Foundations.  Jenny has contributed to the growing literature on philanthropy in Australasia and is frequently asked to speak on philanthropy. In 2017, Jenny received an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to philanthropy.