Meet the FINZ Board

FINZ is governed by a Board comprised of FINZ members. The Board is elected and new officers appointed before the AGM. FINZ Head Office in Wellington is run by a full-time Executive Director who manages a small team of  part-time staff.

Access the FINZ Board Meeting Minutes in the Member's Area: Here

Gwen Green

Gwen Green (Auckland)

Gwen has over 20-years fundraising and communications experience with a passion for developing new income opportunities and shaking up existing fundraising strategies, to maximise income generation. With fundraising experience in the UK and New Zealand, and globally as part of the Oxfam International Income and Growth Leadership Team, Gwen advocates the benefits of changing things up!

Launched in 2019, Gwen is the CEO of “Your Philanthropy Coach”, working with not-for-profit organisations and individuals to develop and hone winning fundraising, communications, and marketing strategies. Delivering best practice techniques, tailored uniquely with each organisation’s donors and beneficiaries in mind.

Jim Datson

Jim Datson (Hawkes Bay)

Jim is no stranger to governance in general and FINZ in particular. He was a Founding member and inaugural Secretary of TAIF Chapter 6 New Zealand (the forerunner to FINZ) followed by Northern representative and then President of FINZ in the 1990s. Jim has been actively involved in constitutional reviews and author of a number of FINZ submissions to government on a range of issues. He also co-authored the first formal fundraising training modules (Skills 1, 2 and 3) used by both FIA and FINZ and became the first in New Zealand to be granted CFRE status.