After four years under Gaynor Humphreys’ leadership, WINGS will have a new Executive Director. WINGS is delighted to announce the appointment of Marissa Camacho-Reyes to this role, effective 1 January 2007. Marissa will be located in Manila, where the WINGS office will move for the next four-year period.
Many in the WINGS network will know Marissa from her years of experience in philanthropy and association with WINGS. She is currently Executive Director of the Jollibee Foundation, the corporate foundation organized by the Jollibee Foods Corporation, the number one fast food company in the Philippines. She also chairs the Philippine Association of Foundations’ Community Foundations Committee. Marissa has also served as trustee and president of the Association and in other important networks of NGOs in the Philippines. A full CV can be found at http://www.wingsweb.org/about/marissa.cfm
Marissa will join us in Bangkok at WINGSForum 2006, which will be a great opportunity for her to meet many new and old friends in the WINGS network.
The current WINGS Secretariat in Brussels will wind up at the end of December 2006. Already two staff members have left to start new jobs, though our former Intern, Ana Feder, will come back for a short period to join Gina Estipona and Gaynor Humphreys in Bangkok to help with the running of WINGSForum.
… and for the Global Fund
It is also a pleasure to announce the appointment of Jenny Hodgson as the first Director of the Global Fund for Community Foundations. Jenny is based in Singapore and will work from there, starting part-time in December and full-time from January. Jenny has worked as a consultant in the NGO field for many years, including much work with grantmaking foundations, especially in Russia and East Africa, with the Ford Foundation, Allavida and others. Jenny will also be in Bangkok at WINGSForum, working with WINGS as our reporter/writer for the event, so this will be a great chance for everyone interested in the work of the Fund to meet her.
The Fund also has a new Grants Administrator, Caroline Gobé, and the post of Programme Manager will be advertised shortly. The Fund management will continue to be located in Brussels.