Thank You Alan Isaac and NZCT



Alan Isaac was initially introduced to First Foundation in 2003 when he was the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of KPMG. The organisation took on a scholar from First Foundation who worked at KPMG while completing her studying.

Alan (pictured right, greeting First Foundation CEO Annette Fale) says the dramatic change in that student was what inspired him to get involved with First Foundation. “The student was very shy when she started and, years later, she stood at the front of the room speaking to all sorts of people,” he says.

“She also had a sibling who was inspired by her journey,” he adds.

When Alan retired from his role in 2006, First Foundation asked him to become a Board Trustee. He accepted the position willingly and sat on the Board until 2012, stepping down when his new work role became busy with travel.

Alan is now the Chairman of the New Zealand Community Trust (NZCT) which to date has provided 29 First Foundation scholarships.

NZCT has awarded three at the recent Wellington Scholarship Awards and Completion Event, which Alan proudly attended.

Thank you to NZCT and to all of First Foundation’s great sponsors.

If you wish to find out more information about becoming a Scholarship Partner, email Amanda Gilchrist at or phone +6427 550 7777.

Thank you to NZCT and to all of First Foundation’s great sponsors.