Manager excited by new challenge

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The Community Trust of Mid and South Canterbury has appointed a new community relations manager.

Rosie Oliver has been appointed following the resignation of Clive Callow and will begin with the trust on January 22.

Ms Oliver was previously employed as a manager for citizen value and engagement at the Auckland Council, engaging with the community and working towards establishing ongoing relationships with communities.

She has a background in teaching and law.

Ms Oliver will be responsible for overseeing the grants application process and helping applicants with the new online application process. The role includes reviewing and monitoring grants recipients’ projects, and Ms Oliver will also be involved in community liaison and community trust promotion.

She said she was excited to have been offered the role.

“It’s a real privilege to be able to work alongside those who are so committed to grassroots initiatives.

“I can’t wait to get out and about and meet some of these inspirational groups and individuals building community across our beautiful region.”

Community trust chief executive officer Liz Shea said she was very pleased to welcome Ms Oliver to the team.

“She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will build on current relationships that the community trust already has with the local community.”

The Community Trust of Mid and South Canterbury uses the returns from investments to fund its philanthropy. Last financial year the trust gave $1.449million to community organisations and their projects.