Message from Rob Collie

I am deeply honoured by my appointment as Chair of The Deloitte Foundation. I have long admired The Deloitte Foundation for its contributions to charitable organisations and to the nation’s wellbeing on behalf of our firm. I thank my predecessor, Dennis Goldner AM, for the wonderful legacy he built at The Deloitte Foundation.

We are privileged to work for a firm with strong vision and a purpose that transcends profits. These things set our culture apart. Our deep national community partnerships, including with Oxfam Australia and regional business microfinance provider Many Rivers, enable us to understand deeply the complex problems we face – as a nation and a planet.

The Deloitte Foundation’s special partnerships – combined with the further 29 charities that form such a valued part of Deloitte Australia’s extended family – enable us to connect and contribute to not for profit organisations working in fields such as humanitarian aid, support for disadvantaged women, cutting-edge cancer research, Indigenous education, food and wage poverty, and animal welfare, among many others. These connections provide an array of opportunities to broaden our people’s thinking, leadership, ethical understanding and problem-solving abilities. Exposure to diverse ideas, experiences and challenges helps create the very dynamics that spark innovation and help our firm fulfil its purpose. I look forward to working with our clients, our people and our communities to further advance this agenda, which has never been more important.

Exposure to diverse ideas, experiences and challenges helps create the very dynamics that spark innovation and help our firm fulfil its purpose.

Rob Collie

Responsible Business Leader

& Chair of The Deloitte Foundation