The Board of Community Foundations of NZ are delighted to announce that Arron Perriam has been appointed as Executive Director, starting in this new position today.

Arron is an experienced Chief Executive, board Chair and independent board member. Of Rongowhakaata descent, most recently Arron was the Chief Executive of the renowned Cholmondeley Children’s Centre in Canterbury.

Previous to this Arron was Business Manager with Rātā Foundation, the regional Community Trust providing funding across the Marlborough, Tasman, Chatham Islands and Canterbury regions.

Arron also holds a number of governance roles, all of which contribute to the wellbeing of everyday kiwis, including currently sitting as an independent Board member with The Salvation Army of NZ, Fiji, Samoa and Tonga.

Based in Christchurch, Arron’s experience spans the charity, philanthropic and commercial sectors over 30 years and we see his skills and experience to be directly relevant to Community Foundations’ work.

CFNZ are very much looking forward to this new era, an expanded team bringing enhanced membership services to the network, and helping to grow generosity and strengthen the communities of Aotearoa NZ.

“CFNZ’s mahi is all about purposeful partnerships that together cultivate influence, grow generosity, and help shape the future of NZ communities. This is where my passion resides, and I’m honoured to be serving the wellbeing of Aotearoa NZ through the successful growth and strategic focus of our collective regional endowment funding. I am very much looking forward to joining the team, working with the network, and together shaping the future of local funding in communities”, said Arron.

CFNZ board Chair, Raymond Key, says that Arron is joining the team at an exciting time of growth. “We are confident that Arron’s leadership and expertise will help to complement the wide skillsets we already have at Community Foundations of NZ. Together we are building a team focused on looking after the needs of our members – 17 Community Foundations across the country – growing generosity and strengthening the communities of Aotearoa NZ”.