Chairman Mr Charles B. Goode AC.

The Ian Potter Cultural Trust 8 Apr 2024

Charles Goode AC to retire from The Ian Potter Foundation

The Governors of The Ian Potter Foundation announce the retirement of Mr Charles Goode AC from the Board of the Foundation effective April 2024.

With immense gratitude, the Foundation's Governors acknowledge Charles Goode's 37 years of faithful service to the Foundation and the wider philanthropic sector in Australia.

There are few cultural, scientific or public institutions in our country that have not engaged with Charles Goode during his tenure as Chairman of the Foundation over the past four decades.

Charles Goode joined the Board at the request of Sir Ian Potter in 1987 and was appointed Chairman in 1994 after the Founder's death.

Current Board member Mr Craig Drummond will assume the role of Chair from 18 April 2024.

Of his appointment, Craig Drummond said, "Charles Goode has made an extraordinary contribution to the Australian community as Chairman of one of this country's oldest philanthropic foundations. I have greatly admired Charles and sought his counsel over many years. So, I am glad Charles has agreed to remain as Emeritus Chairman, allowing us all to continue to benefit from his wisdom.  On behalf of the Foundation's Board of Governors, I thank Charles for his immense contribution to The Ian Potter Foundation, and I look forward to working with him for many years to come."

Charles Goode welcomed Craig Drummond to the role of Chair, saying, "I am extremely proud of everything the Foundation has accomplished during my time as Governor and Chairman. It has been a privilege to work with such a wide range of organisations in our society, witnessing the rise of so many leaders across our cultural, health research and social sectors and the development of institutions that so excellently serve our community and help us all to reach our potential. Thank you to my fellow Governors for their expertise, guidance and friendship over the years. Your support should not be underestimated, and I greatly value it. I am also immensely proud of the very professional staff the Foundation has had over my time as Chairman."

Craig Drummond became a Governor of The Ian Potter Foundation in 2021, having previously been an invited member of the Foundation's Finance/Audit and Risk Committee. He is also currently President of the Geelong Football Club Limited, Chairman of Transurban Co Ltd, and Chairman of the Australian Foundation Investment Company.