Lea-Anne Bradley Joins The John Villiers Trust as CEO

Lea-Anne Bradley is the new CEO of The John Villiers Trust (JVT).  Lea-Anne is a highly experienced professional who has over 18 years’ experience managing trusts and fundraising initiatives.  She holds a  Masters in Social Investment and Philanthropy.

Born and raised in a number of rural and regional communities, and with her immediate family all based in Cairns, the support The John Villiers Trust provides to rural, regional and remote communities is close to Lea-Anne’s heart.  She is excited about expanding the Trust’s impact through partnerships, collaboration and capacity building and ensuring impact is achieved via JVT grants.

Under Lea-Anne’s leadership JVT will continue to focus on the wellbeing and development of children and youth in regional, rural and remote Queensland with the goal of building stronger, more resilient and equitable communities alleviating disadvantage.

Chair of JVT Dr Cherrell Hirst, AO,  commented: “The JVT Board are thrilled to have Lea-Anne  as  CEO. Her breadth of experience managing philanthropic grants programs and charitable trusts will ensure JVT continues to deliver John Villier’s legacy to the Queensland community.”

Lea-Anne will continue the transformative strategic work the trust has undertaken over the last 12 months under the leadership of departing CEO Samantha Kennerley who is heading back to the UK for family reasons. JVT would like to acknowledge and thank Samantha for her significant contribution during what has been a period of significant maturity as an organisation and wish her every success.

Lea-Anne commences as CEO on Monday 21st September 2020 and she can be contacted via email [email protected].