Dr Catherine Brown OAM

CEO, Lord Mayor's Charitable Foundation

Dr Catherine Brown OAM joined the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation as CEO in 2011 - Australia’s largest and oldest community foundation.

Catherine is a lawyer with experience in the not-for-profit and philanthropic sectors as a strategic and governance advisor, lawyer and executive.

She is also the author of Great Foundations: a 360° guide to building resilient and effective not-for-profit organisations (ACER Press, 2010) and completed her PhD thesis related to philanthropic foundations and innovation with the Centre for Social Impact Swinburne in April 2019.

Catherine has held Victorian Government board appointments in health and women’s affairs, and is committed to helping build a resilient, sustainable and inclusive society.

She was awarded an OAM on 26 January 2020 for service to the community through charitable organisations.

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