July 10th, 2017
We are very excited to announce that Linda Cassidy will join Philanthropy Australia on 24 July as our National Membership and Programs Manager. This is a new role for us, designed to enable and support Philanthropy Australia’s strategic plan to 2020 and specifically, to enhance our membership services team and our delivery of value and services to our members across the country.
Linda will be based in Sydney, joining Jenna, Heather and Angela in our Sydney office and will be focusing on our membership connecting and convening activities, and the curation of a national program to support philanthropic professional learning and practice.
Linda has spent much of her career working in financial services. She led the education and professional development businesses for two professional member organisations and a private education provider, and worked extensively with corporate clients on innovative learning and development programs.
More recently she worked on a strategic initiative to grow the member base of a leading member organisation. This involved negotiating and implementing partnerships with leading business schools and developing a pathway program for graduates to work in financial services.
She has also worked in the not for profit sector, developing capacity building programs for Indigenous land councils across Australia, and secured government funding to support a governance program for Indigenous corporations formed out of Native Title. In her most recent role at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, she worked on implementation of coding skills programs to schools based in Western Sydney and managed relationships with partners funding these initiatives.
She is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a member of AICD.
We look forward to introducing Linda to all our members.
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