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Chief Executive Officer, Paul Ramsay Foundation

Paul Ramsay Foundation
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Aug 2, 2022
Lead this iconic Foundation to break cycles of disadvantage, inspire a systemic approach to social change and strengthen the for-purpose sector.  
  • Lead, advocate, and influence for social change
  • Foster a culture of innovation and collaboration
  • Contribute to global philanthropic best practice

    The organisation

    Paul Ramsay was a visionary business leader who left Australia a remarkable legacy.  Through his generous bequest, the Paul Ramsay Foundation (PRF) continues his philanthropic legacy through a shared commitment to break cycles of disadvantage in Australia. The Foundation plays a unique role in Australia and globally.  It has the potential to not only close the gap between advantage and disadvantage, but to lead and inspire a systemic approach to social change, strengthening the for-purpose sector, leveraging scale and strategy not seen before.

    The role

    The Chief Executive Officer is a highly strategic and influentially binding role between the PRF Executive and board, government, philanthropists, social enterprises, policy makers, academia, and the donor/ funding environment.  The CEO works in alignment with the Foundation’s values of respect for people, curiosity, loyalty, courage and innovation; and creates and sustains a culture of innovation and enablement with a strong focus on outcomes and real systemic change.

    To apply

    People for Purpose are partnering with Paul Ramsay Foundation to lead the search for their next Chief Executive Officer.  We invite you to read the position description located on the People for Purpose website under Executive Search at  For further information on Paul Ramsay Foundation, please visit their website at

    Once you have absorbed this information and completed your own research, if you have specific questions, please call us on 0468 625 252 or email 

    To apply, as well as your CV, you must submit a cover letter outlining why you are interested in representing Paul Ramsay Foundation and how your skills and experience align to this opportunity. 

    Applications close 5pm on Sunday, 17 July 2022

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