March 2020 – John Robinson – Foodbank

John Robinson
CEO – Foodbank NSW & ACT Limited
Foodbank is the pantry to the charity sector in Australia and fights hunger by sourcing food for people in need.


John Robertson commenced full time employment at the age of 16 as an Apprentice Electrician and during his time, became an organiser for the Electrical Trades Union.
Moving into the Labor Council of NSW as an Industrial Officer in 1991, John’s career took off in the government sector, including his appointment as the NSW Opposition Leader and the NSW Minister for 7 portfolios.

With over 30 years of experience in stakeholder engagement and strategic development in government, and 7 years of volunteering at Foodbank NSW & ACT, John extended his career to the not-for-profit sector in 2017, appointed as the Executive General Manager of Foodbank NSW & ACT and became Chief Operating Officer in March 2019.
John’s vision for Foodbank NSW & ACT is to build a successful fundraising and partnership strategy with the corporate and government sectors.

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