Jennifer Gill ONZM - Board Advisor

Jennifer Gill ONZM

Board Advisor

As CEO of Foundation North Jenny has overseen and supported the establishment of the Centre as a subsidiary of the Foundation.  As Advisor to the Board, the Centre is able   to benefit from her wealth of experience and leadership. 

Jennifer’s 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 the Vodafone Foundation and the Grace Memorial Trust. She was a founding member of the board of the Wellington Regional Community Foundation, the Funding Information Service and Philanthropy NZ. In 2013 she retired from the board of Philanthropy New Zealand after twenty years’ service. Recently Jennifer 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.

In 2017, Jennifer received an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for her services to philanthropy.