LV Announces New Funding Partner

6 August 2010 By Leadership

1 - ANZ TrusteesLeadership Victoria is pleased to announce the receipt of three-year capacity building funding via a Strategic Impact Project grant from the Truby and Florence Williams Charitable Trust at ANZ Trustees. Over the next three years Leadership Victoria will implement a new vision and model for leadership that utilises our unique reach across sectors.

The aims of the project are to:

  • Improve Leadership Victoria’s capacity to develop exceptional leaders
  • Respond to emerging issues of consequence throughout  the Victorian community
  • Advance the practice of leadership in Australia.

ANZ Trustees supported the implementation of the vision outlined in Leadership Victoria’s 2010-2013 Strategic Plan. This is an investment in Leadership Victoria’s vital work in leadership and an investment in the practice and benefits of leadership for the broader Victorian and Australian community.

The Truby and Florence Williams Charitable Trust

The Truby and Florence Williams Charitable Trust results from the generosity and foresight of Ernest Edward Truby Wiliams and his wife, Florence.

Ernest Edward Truby Wiliams was born 27 July 1866 in Melbourne.  He married Florence Parker on 13 October 1897 at Christ Church in South Yarra.  They had no children. Much of their married life was spent abroad, and when in Melbourne they resided at Cliveden Mansions East Melbourne.  Florence died young in 1918.

Truby Williams described his occupation as “investor”.  As an avid traveller, he spent the majority of his time out of Australia.  He also travelled extensively within Australia.  His detailed “Diary of Itineraries” logs the detail of his travel from the day of his wedding to Florence in 1897 right through to 1939, two years before his death.  His last overseas travel was taken to India from January to March 1937 at aged 71.

Truby Williams was a member of the Australia Club and an art collector with a passion for motor cars.

The Truby and Florence Williams Charitable Trust was established through Truby Williams’ Will after his death in 1941, leaving a lasting legacy for Victorians.  Managed by ANZ Trustees, the Trust now supports strategic organisational capacity building projects for high performing Victorian community organisations.