Hand Heart Pocket the Charity of Freemasons Queensland welcomed its new CEO, Sara Parrott this month after a nationwide recruitment and selection process.
Sara has significant experience in grant-making, social impact measurement, not-for-profit management, corporate responsibility and stakeholder relations. She has held executive management positions in both not-for-profits and publicly listed companies and has also served on several not-for-profit boards and steering committees, including the Queensland Steering Committee of the Social Impact Measurement Network Australia.
Sara was previously the Head of Corporate Responsibility at Suncorp Group, where she led the development of environmental and social responsibility across the organisation. She has also held the position of National Manager at Ernst & Young Foundation, where she led the implementation of their social impact and community investment program.
Hand Heart Pocket Chairman Alasdair Begley said that the board was excited about Sara’s appointment and the additional expertise and experience she will bring to the organisation.
“Hand Heart Pocket is ready to embark on the next phase of its journey, to create an even more significant philanthropic impact.
“We look forward to working with Sara, our charity partners and other philanthropists, to make that vision a reality.”