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Kathryn van der Merwe to Chair Employer Leadership Group

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Kathryn van der Merwe

ANZ as Group Executive Talent and Culture is delighted to announce Kathryn van der Merwe will be taking on the position as Chair of Workplace Giving Australia Employer Leadership Group (ELG) effective August 2022. Kathryn is the Group Executive, Talent & Culture and Service Centres at ANZ.

Kathryn has a wealth of experience in the corporate sector and at the intersect with philanthropy. As a committed champion of workplace giving she has already had tremendous impact within her own organization and in influencing others to follow suit. The ELG and its members are looking forward to the benefits her involvement as Chair will bring.

Kathryn van der Merwe joined ANZ as Group Executive Talent and Culture in May 2017 before expanding her role to also cover the ANZ Services in 2021. Kathryn is also ANZ’s Executive Sponsor of Workplace Giving, Volunteering and its Reconciliation Action Plan.

Prior to joining ANZ, Kathryn worked for Bain & Company, where, over her 14-year career she focused on leading business transformations, strengthening organizational culture and capability, and in developing and delivering change strategies to improve performance and facilitate sustainable growth.

About the Workplace Giving Australia Employer Leadership Group

Launched in 2002, the ELG is made up by senior representatives from a significant number of Australia’s leading businesses. The group is focused on the development of workplace giving, in changing the legislative and corporate landscape and in promoting the role of the corporation in Australian philanthropy. Members of the ELG are committed to building their own best practice workplace giving programs and using their networks to champion workplace giving as a highimpact, sustainable community investment strategy.

About Workplace Giving Australia

Workplace Giving Australia (WGA) is a not-for-profit organisation and the leading architect, driver, and thought leader of giving at work. It provides advice to employers on how to develop best practice giving programs, to charities on how to effectively engage with employers and employees, and advocates for giving at work as the most effective way for working Australians to support charity.

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Lourdes Antenor is an experienced writer who specialises in the not-for-profit sector and its affiliations. She is the content producer for Third Sector News, an online knowledge-based platform for and about the Australian NFP sector.


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