James Forbes

Advancement Director

Australian Indigenous Education Foundation

I’m a creative leader working with a team of talented individuals.

In my previous position at the Nature Conservation Trust of NSW I helped turn the Revolving Property Fund (valued at AUD$10m) into the most successful in Australia as benchmarked against other Revolving Funds and assessed by an independent agency. This included shifting the Fund from an average 8% loss to 5% profit.

I’m driven primarily by justice; a sense of equality found in a team with a common endeavour who place this above individual advancement alone. I’m a lover of musical theatre, ballet, modern dance, boating, road trips, spending time in nature and watching the tennis.