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Welcome to Robin Pierro, our new Director of Engagement and Partnerships

We are thrilled to welcome Robin Pierro as our Director of Engagement and Partnerships! Robin will be taking on a dual role, dedicating her time and expertise to both the Reichstein Foundation and Mannifera. 

In her capacity as Director of Engagement and Partnerships, Robin will play an important part in advancing the philanthropic and advocacy work of both organisations. Her key areas of focus will be on bolstering our communications capabilities, elevating our convening and campaigning efforts, and deepening engagement with our philanthropic peers and grant partners across civil society. 

While this role may be new, Robin has already been working closely with both the Reichstein Foundation and Mannifera throughout the recent development of our new strategic plans and corresponding communications strategies, which ensure we continue to operate at the forefront of social change philanthropy and address the challenges of our time. 

This appointment marks an exciting juncture for both organizations as we transition into the implementation of our new organisational strategies. We’re equally excited about the opportunity to walk-the-talk as funders of social change and experiment with shared leadership, shared resources, and continued collaboration across both entities. 

Robin’s passion for driving systemic change, coupled with her leadership experience in philanthropy, strategic communications, and human rights advocacy, positions her well for this collaborative venture.

In her most recent role as the Global Director for Communications and Marketing at the Fund for Global Human Rights, Robin built and led the foundation’s first communications department. Prior to this, as a Senior Program Manager with Journalists for Human Rights (JHR), she oversaw media development programs throughout sub-Saharan Africa and launched and scaled JHR’s domestic program division. Robin also serves on the board of Finance Uncovered and has consulted with a range of human rights and philanthropic organisations globally. Her career began in social justice filmmaking, and she holds degrees in journalism and human rights law. 

“I’m delighted to be joining two of Australia’s most impactful and progressive philanthropic organisations. I firmly believe in the importance and power of collective action, and I greatly admire how the Reichstein Foundation and Mannifera embody this approach wholeheartedly. I’m also inspired by the work of our grant partners and I’m looking forward to ensuring they have the support they need to continue changing the systems that drive injustice,” says Robin Pierro. 

Please join us in welcoming Robin to the team!