Caitriona Fay joined Perpetual’s Philanthropy team in January 2103 and is the current National Manager – Philanthropy and Non-Profit Services, a senior role leading Perpetual’s commitment to Philanthropy and the non-profit sector.
With nearly fifteen years of philanthropic and grantmaking experience in Australia and Europe, Caitriona has an extensive understanding of national and international funding approaches and mechanisms.
Prior to joining Perpetual Caitriona led townscape regeneration funding programs in the UK and more recently The Ian Potter Foundation’s granting team. Caitriona led the design of Perpetual’s IMPACT Philanthropy Program and leads strategy for Perpetual’s $2.5b funds under management philanthropy business.
Caitriona has had a number of Board roles including Schools Connect Australia and is a former Chair of Philanthropy Australia’s Education Affinity Group. As an inaugural team member of the Leading Learning in Education and Philanthropy (LLEAP) research project, Caitriona possess a high level of understanding relating to the trends and challenges in the philanthropic sector within Australia. Her sector knowledge and standing was affirmed in 2012 when she was named the Australian Institute of Grant Management’s inaugural Grantmaker of The Year.
Caitriona studied a Bachelor of International Relations at the University of South Australia and is completing a Masters of Business (Philanthropy and Nonprofit) at the Queensland University of Technology, to further develop her strong understanding of governance, legal and financial issues as they relate to philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.
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