There’s not a lot about non-profit governance and compliance that Rosemarie Dawson doesn’t know. With a career immersed in the non-profit sector she has been the CEO of many associations and charities and is CEO of an Association and Charity Management company, Business Professional Services Limited. And, what keeps her coming back day after day is her boundless passion for non-profits.

Rosemarie was one of the founders of the NZARC Trust, which, as many of you know was started specifically because the original founders identified a need to provide capability building to executives and volunteers working within associations and charities. There simply weren’t the third party capability providers fifteen years ago that we see supporting non-profits today.

Sharing the knowledge and experience of the Trustees and Trust advisers to all those needing guidance is still a core component of both Rosemarie’s and the Trust’s aim.

Rosemarie describes her strengths as financial management, management and co-ordination of voluntary associations, implementation of strategic plans and sponsorship acquisition.

Rosemarie is also an active Trustee of a variety of different organisations, including faith-based and international non-profits. This is where she can empower others by sharing her knowledge and experience which is based on a solid foundation of compliance, a pivotal cornerstone of any successful non-profit.