Announcing New PNZ Chief Executive, Sue McCabe

November 1, 2018


We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Philanthropy New Zealand’s new Chief Executive, Sue McCabe. Sue will be joining our Wellington-based team from the end of November.

Sue has a diverse professional and volunteering background spanning public, not-for-profit and private sectors.  She has previously held not-for-profit Chief Executive roles, as well as public sector communication management positions.

She is actively involved in the community and voluntary sector. She is a co-founder and trustee of not-for-profit the Community Comms Collective; and co-founder and director of social enterprise The Good Registry.

Sue’s contribution to the community sector was recognised in 2017 when she was named a finalist in Westpac’s Women of Influence not-for-profit category.

Sandra Kai Fong, Chair of PNZ, says “We are delighted to secure a Chief Executive with such a demonstrated commitment to our sector. I am certain that under her leadership, we will continue to strengthen our vision of a ‘thoughtfully generous Aotearoa New Zealand’  and support our members to maximise the positive impact philanthropy has on New Zealanders.”

Sue will take over from Tony Paine who has now left PNZ to head up AccessAbility/Imagine Better.

Sue lives in Wellington with husband Glen and two kids, Trelise and Jarvis.

We look forward to welcoming Sue to the PNZ team.

See Sue’s full background on LinkedIn