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Nigel Harris  FFIA CFRE

Managing Director

Nigel Harris & Associates

Nigel Harris is an established and highly regarded non-profit sector leader specialising in philanthropy and fundraising. With an outstanding track record in organisational growth and development, Nigel has crafted a unique range of experiences and insights in governance, executive leadership and applied fundraising practice.

Nigel is Managing Director of Nigel Harris & Associates, an advisory and consulting practice specialising in philanthropy and fundraising leadership. He is also Founding Partner of Giving Architects Australia, a fundraising campaign and impact investment consultancy.

In a career spanning almost 40 years, Nigel has held executive leadership roles in non-profit organisations for all that time, most notably serving as Chief Executive Officer of Mater Foundation (Queensland) for 24 years. Under Nigel’s leadership, Mater Foundation’s annual fundraising revenue grew from $2m to $72m, raising over $750m over that period and establishing the Foundation as one of Australia’s largest health charities and a major funder of medical research and clinical services.

Holding an MBA majoring in fundraising as well as qualifications in Public Relations and Marketing, Nigel is also a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). In 2012 he was recognised as the Arthur Venn Australian Fundraising Professional of the Year and has also been recognised through other non-profit management awards.

Currently a director and Deputy Chair of Act for Kids, Nigel also serves on the Board of Leukaemia Foundation Australia, Braille House, and the Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy. Nigel is a Fellow of Fundraising Institute Australia and the Institute of Managers and Leaders and a Certified CEO with the CEO Institute. He has been active in community and sporting organisations for over 40 years.


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