The Benevolent Society appoints new members to board of directors


The Benevolent Society announced the appointments of Christine Feldmanis and Nancy Milne OAM to its board of directors.   

Ms Feldmanis is a professional non-executive director who brings over 30 years of finance, investments, operational and risk management and executive general management as a previous CEO & CFO, to a range of financial institutions, infrastructure, NSW Government and not-for-profit boards. 

Her independent director roles in the not-for-profit arena have included work with the Uniting Church in NSW, Netball NSW and Foodbank NSW & ACT.    

Meanwhile, Ms Milne has extensive experience as a non-executive director of both commercial and not-for-profit organisations. She practised as a lawyer for more than 30 years, leading practice groups and contributing to strategic planning. In 2008, she was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for services to the legal sector. 

Ms Milne is committed to the not-for-profit sector and has a focus on the needs of children and arts in Australia, particularly music. 

“Christine and Nancy are highly respected and experienced leaders who will bring immense value to The Benevolent Society’s board,” said Tim Beresford, Chair, The Benevolent Society. 

“The addition of their strategic acumen, experience and passion for the not-for-profit sector will complement our board of director’s breadth of expertise. 

“The Benevolent Society is pleased to welcome them to our board as we continue to support and advocate for our clients, as well as grow our services across Australian communities,” Beresford said. 

The Benevolent Society is Australia’s oldest charity and has been helping Australians since 1813 — just 25 years after the establishment of the colony. In 1821, the charity established The Royal Hospital for Women in Randwick, NSW to offer respite to the underprivileged.