Meet Allison Henry, Director on the NRCF Board. Allison volunteers her time and professional skills to support the strategic direction and governance of the Foundation. Allison is also supporting our region as Executive Officer for the Northern Rivers NSW Brand.
Why did you join NRCF?
I’m relatively new to the Northern Rivers, having moved here from Sydney six years ago, so I was keen to get to know more people and the local community better. I wanted to support the NRCF’s work in linking critical financial support with amazing local community projects and I was keen to increase the Foundation’s visibility and reach in the Tweed.
As a volunteer, what is the focus of your role?
I have recently become a Director of NRCF, having been an Associate Director for a couple of years, so in that capacity I contribute to the strategic direction and governance of the Foundation. My background is in law, politics and public policy so I help where I can in connecting the Foundation with broader initiatives and engaging with regional networks.
Tell us something that people might not know about you.
I’m a mad Sydney Swans fan. My sister and I have occupied the same seats at the SCG, for Swans matches, for more than 20 years.
What do you believe is the most important role of NRCF in our community?
I think NRCF has played a really important role in highlighting community projects and organisations working on the ground to address some of the region’s challenges – and then finding innovative ways to support their work. In the future I look forward to the Foundation playing an even bigger role advocating for the region and its needs.
What do you enjoy most about volunteering with NRCF?
The NRCF board and staff are a terrific team; I really value everyone’s commitment to contributing to NRCF’s long term and strategic ambitions for the Northern Rivers.