Margie Jenkin on what blows her mind, donors’ great acts of trust, and the impact of the recent fires in Tasmania.

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WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP?

It took me a while to discover what I was really passionate about. I grew up on a farm in South Australia and after leaving school, studied business, majoring in tourism. During the course I completed an industry placement in Tasmania and went bushwalking in the Highlands. It blew my mind and ever since I’ve had a deep love for nature and the Tasmanian wilderness.

HOW DID YOU GET INTO THE NOT-FOR-PROFIT SECTOR?

My parents were – and still are – community-minded, so contributing has been a part of life. Dad sat on the local country show society for 59 years, and my dear mum only stopped delivering Meals on Wheels at the age of 74!

After going back to study geography and environmental studies, I worked as a park ranger, but was naturally drawn to the community, for-purpose sector.

For almost five years I worked as the Executive Officer…
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