New Keynote Andrew Forrest
We’re pleased to announce that philanthropist and Fortescue Metals Group Chairman Andrew Forrest will be joining the conference program as Keynote speaker.
Andrew is an active participant in philanthropy, with a focus on indigenous and children’s issues within his community.
About Andrew Forrest
Industry and philanthropic leader Andrew Forrest grew up on a remote Australian sheep and cattle station before attending university. He is the founder and Chairman of Fortescue Metals Group and the Australian Children’s Trust among other significant charities and companies.
After graduating in economics and politics, he built a career in investment banking, mining and farming. He has created some of the largest raw material exporters in the world, while pursuing major social issues on a domestic and international basis.
He has been awarded the Australian Centenary Medal, the Australia Sports Medal, Australian Social Entrepreneur of the Year, West Australia Citizen of the Year for his contribution to regional development and The Mining Journal’s Mining Lifetime Achievement Award.
Recognized widely as family orientated and a strong community and arts supporter and is very active in ventures to protect and help under privileged children locally and internationally.
Registrations Open for Pre-Conference Philanthropy 101 Seminar
New to philanthropy? Are you a Trustee, grants administrator, foundation officer or a private donor? Come along on Monday, 3 September to learn about the unique structures, trends and nuances of organised giving in Australia - explore the who, what, why and how of philanthropy. Separate registration applies.
The draft conference Program has been updated with additional speakers - including Andrew Forrest - and session information. We suggest downloading the new version if you’re already planning your conference days:
May. 15, 2012
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