Kate Frykberg is Executive Director of the Todd Foundation, a family foundation established in 1972 focusing on funding for children, young people, their families and their communities. She is also chair of Philanthropy New Zealand. She is active in philanthropy in her personal life, having established the Thinktank Charitable Trust in 2003 after the sale of the Internet development company she and her husband co-founded. Kate’s background includes a degree in English Literature and 20 years in the IT industry and business management; during this time she received a royal honour (the NZ Order of Merit) for services to business and the community and won the ASB Business Woman of the Year award.