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Equity Trustees has appointed Ms Emma Pritchard to the newly created position of research and evaluation manager, clearly signalling the Company’s firm commitment to growing private philanthropy in Australia.

Equity Trustees distributed more than $70m in the 2015 financial year on behalf of the charitable trusts and foundations for which it is trustee following the wishes and directions of their philanthropic founders.

Reporting to Equity Trustee’s General Manager, Philanthropy, Tabitha Lovett, Ms Pritchard will be responsible for developing and managing a strategy and framework to better understand and demonstrate the outcomes of grants awarded.

Ms Lovett, said the grants evaluation function was of increasing importance in the business, with the increasing trend for larger, multi-year grants continuing to highlight the importance of evaluating the benefits of the grant making process.

Read the full Media Release here.