Media release, 1 July 2020
Workplace Giving Australia Limited (WGA) is pleased to announce that effective 1 July 2020, Mr Berkeley Cox, Chief Executive Partner (Australia), King & Wood Mallesons, will be appointed to the position of Board Director.
Mr Cox’s appointment follows the retirement of Mr. Edward (Ted) Kerr. The WGA directors and leadership team sincerely thanked Mr. Kerr for almost 20 years’ of dedicated service to growing workplace giving across Australia.
Mr Cox joins the Workplace Giving Australia board with close to 30 years’ of broad-ranging legal, commercial and business experience.
“Berkeley’s experience will be crucial as we expand workplace giving to all working Australians. His ability to build partnerships, grow networks and navigate changing donor landscapes will be crucial to our direction to reach millions more Australians giving. Also, as the leader of the organisation that won the overall 2019 Workplace Giving Excellence Award, I know that he has a personal passion and deep understanding of what makes a successful workplace giving program,” said Nerida Caesar.
“I thank Ted for his many years with WGA, first as CEO and then as Non-Executive Director. Ted’s passion and unwavering commitment have ensured that our organisation has the right foundation on which to build. We sincerely thank him for his dedication and service,” said Nerida Caesar, Chairman, Workplace Giving Australia.
“I am honored to take on this role with WGA and increase my involvement in such an important organisation. Australian businesses play such a vital role in supporting the communities of which we are a part and it is wonderful to see so many of them making such significant contributions through workplace giving programs. KWM is very pleased to be able to be an active participant in this space. We will continue to identify opportunities to make a positive impact and give back to the community. I also offer my appreciation to Ted for his dedication and look forward to working with the WGA team and board in the years ahead,” said, Berkeley Cox.