Foundation Staff

Sam Jorgensen

Executive Officer

Sam has a background in operations, analysis and client relations having held high-level administrative roles at JBWere and Goldman Sachs JBWere (Queensland), and as the Operations Manager of a multi-family office in Brisbane. Sam is passionate about initiatives that engage young people in learning and believes in the innate value of the arts for all individuals. In her role as Executive Officer, Sam feels privileged for the opportunity to continually deepen her knowledge across the breadth of TFFF’s work, especially in regard to the education landscape in Australia, the future of Australia’s First Peoples and the challenges facing rural and remote communities. Sam enjoys building meaningful relationships with organisations, learning about the communities they are based or work in, and assisting them in better understanding and articulating their impact.

Bec Ninness

Program Manager, Communications

With a background in Social Science, Bec first dipped her toe in the philanthropic waters as Grants Trainee with the Vincent Family Fairfax Foundation. Immersed in the unique world of family philanthropy, Bec learned of the great potential and responsibility of this work as part of a team committed to engaged and informed philanthropy. Since kicking off her training wheels, Bec remains dedicated to building strong and meaningful relationships with organisations, being constantly invigorated by their passion and commitment. Bec is particularly interested in understanding how philanthropy can walk alongside Indigenous organisations and communities to support self-determination as well as how the sector can continue to evolve its practices to best respond to the needs of non-profit organisations.

Roz Black

Program Manager, Information Management

Roz joined TFFF following a diverse career spanning the non-profit, government and legal sectors and brings extensive office management and coordination skills to the team. Roz’s passion for the non-profit sector has seen her both work in and volunteer her time for charitable organisations, including as Secretary on two non-profit governance Boards. Roz also completed the Graduate Certificate in Business (Philanthropy and Non-profit Studies) at QUT’s Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Non-profit Studies in 2013 which furthered her knowledge in non-profit governance and regulatory compliance. Roz is deeply aware of the challenges and opportunities that present themselves in the non-profit sector which assists her in developing a fuller understanding of the organisations TFFF supports.