Chief Executive Sue McCabe said Yvonne will be missed, and she has made a significant contribution to the funding sector through Philanthropy New Zealand since she started in 2010.
“Yvonne has played a key role in the development of Philanthropy New Zealand. Her knowledge of giving in New Zealand and globally, and her networks here and offshore, are impressive.”
Yvonne resignation comes just after she project managed her sixth biennial Philanthropy Summit, May 18-20. The summit is a highly rated event and the premier gathering for philanthropists and grantmakers in Aotearoa New Zealand.
“Eleven years is a long time to stay in a role and I’ve appreciated how my role has changed and developed over that time. However, after delivering numerous professional development, conference and network events over the years, I’d like to move away from event management to a role with more of a focus on relationship management.
“I have loved working with the PNZ team, the members and stakeholders and our counterparts overseas. Given I really enjoy the philanthropy space and the people in it, I will be looking for job opportunities in the funding sector or a related community area.”
Yvonne will finish with PNZ on August 31st.