Sandra King is the recently appointed Chief Philanthropy Officer at the Community Foundation Tyne & Wear and Northumberland, the UK’s largest community foundation. It’s an unusual job title but perhaps revealing of the growing maturity of the community foundation movement. Alliance editor Charles Keidan spoke to Sandra five weeks into post and she shared her thoughts on where she sees the movement going and what’s next at the Community Foundation.
What is your professional background and what are your hopes in your new role?
I started off in public health, though early on in my career, I actually worked in this community foundation, so I knew what community foundations do. For the last nine years, I’ve been running my own company, during which time we established Ways to Wellness, the first social impact bond to go live in the health field in the world.