John Godfrey

John is a fundraising consultant, living in Auckland. His governance experience includes nonprofit boards in New Zealand, Australia and the UK in arts, health support and professional associations. He has held chair, treasurer and secretary roles and is a member of the Institute of Directors. His career started as an actor then an arts administrator, which led him to Sydney and later the Edinburgh arts festivals. He subsequently specialised in fundraising: managing fundraising programmes for Edinburgh University’s Medical Research Institute and the Edinburgh Napier University Business School. Since then, he has been a consultant to many other fundraising campaigns in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, India and the Middle East. He completed a Master’s degree investigating sponsorship of arts festivals in the UK and a PhD investigating the philanthropy of the Indian elite.