FRRR appoints new Program Manager

The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) has appointed a new Program Manager – Small Grants, Corporate Partnerships & Natural Disaster Recovery.

In a first for the organisation, Sophie Burke and Natalie Egleton will job-share the role. Both women are returning to work after maternity leave and live in Castlemaine.

Sophie has many years experience in the philanthropic sector, having worked with the Bjarne K Dahl Trust, where she set up an online grants application process, Environmental Grantmakers Network and Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation. Sophie will take the lead on the Small Grants Program.

Natalie has been consulting with Matrix on Board, working with numerous not for profits in program evaluation, undertaking research analysis and developing business plans. She was the fundraiser and relationship manager with Evolve (Typo Station) for many years, and also spent some time with one of FRRR’s partners, ANZ Banking Corporation. Natalie will lead the Disaster Recovery Program for Victoria.

Both Sophie and Natalie will work closely with FRRR’s CEO, Alexandra Gartmann, in developing and managing our corporate partnerships.

Ms Gartmann says Sophie and Natalie were the outstanding candidates from a large pool of applicants. “These women have highly relevant experience and values that align with FRRR’s approach to supporting rural and regional Australia. Their networks and understanding of the sector, as well as their personal experiences of living in regional Australia, will be a great addition to our organisation.”

Sophie and Natalie join FRRR on June 4, 2012.

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