Introducing FIA’s new CEO, Katherine Raskob. F&P spoke to Katherine about her career to date, the transition to FIA CEO, and the joys of being a wine connoisseur.Former marketing and customer experience director Katherine Raskob took over the reins of the fundraising sector's peak body, Fundraising Institute of Australia, in July.
Katherine will be responsible for promoting the sector's impact on Australia, lobbying government officials on regulatory issues and reduction of red tape, driving increased sustainability of the sector and increasing organisational membership for broader representation. F&P spoke to Katherine about her career to date, the transition to FIA CEO, and the joys of being a wine connoisseur.
Congratulations on landing the top job at FIA! Tell us about yourself.
I grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and completed a Bachelor degree and an MBA. I spent six years in Japan teaching English which I loved, becoming fluent along the way. Then I moved to Australia. It was only meant to be for a couple of years, but I’ve been here 20 years. If you knew how harsh the winters are in Minnesota, you’d understand why Australia’s climate is such an attraction!