17 December 2020

Thanks and best wishes to Maria Orejas who leaves the EFC for an exciting new venture

After 11 amazing years at the EFC our Policy and Programmes Director Maria Orejas-Chantelot is taking up an exciting new challenge and as a result will leave the EFC at the end of this year.

Maria has been a building block for the EFC and has significantly contributed to our strategy, growth and development, and in particular the evolution of our critical policy and programme work which is without doubt the lifeblood of the EFC.

It is upon her legacy that we will continue to build and develop our networks, peer-learning communities, policy and knowledge portfolio. We would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank Maria for her invaluable contribution and loyalty.

While we are excited that she will be embarking on a new professional challenge and at the same time staying in the philanthropy family, we very much regret losing such a valued colleague and leader. It is a testament to her that she leaves behind such a strong and committed policy and programmes team who will continue to deliver the high level of quality that members have known under her leadership.

Maria, on behalf of all of us at the EFC, we all wish you the very best in both your personal and professional life, and hope to see you back at Philanthropy House soon!