John McLeod

Board of Directors

John McLeod co-founded JBWere Philanthropic Services on its establishment in 2001 after 16 years as a financial analyst and manager of the Resource Research group within the firm’s top-ranking strategy team. 
John researches and produces widely read reports on the operation of and trends in the for-purpose and philanthropy sectors. He co-authored the Impact – Australia report in 2013 highlighting the practice and growth potential for Impact Investing and more recently co-authored Growing Impact in New Zealand. He also authored The Cause Report examining the evolution of the NFP sector in Australia over the last 20 years and examined the implications for its future direction.

John has compiled the annual list of Australia’s major philanthropists for the Australian Financial Review’s (AFR) annual special, Philanthropy 50 since 2016. In 2018, John authored The Support Report which focused on the dramatic trends occurring in Australian giving and the implications for recipients over the coming decade. More recently, he also authored the JBWere NAB Charitable Giving Index report providing a timely view on giving during COVID. John also authored The Corporate Support Report in 2022 and has co-authored the list of Australia’s top 50 companies for corporate community investment published in the AFRs Boss magazine since 2019.

John also sits on the Board of several charities including Philanthropy Australia.

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