Financial Stewardship

Our investment performance enables us to achieve our purpose in perpetuity. We engage dairy people, communities and industry to ground our investments.

When shaping our investment strategies, we will adopt a forward-looking perspective, considering the long-term prospects within financial markets, the dairy industry, and Victorian dairy communities. We’re a partner in dairy’s prosperity.

Gardiner Foundation Investment Performance

Consistent with its Constitution, Gardiner Foundation and our investment managers have developed an investment strategy recognising the Foundation’s not-for-profit status and perpetual investment horizon. Our investment portfolio provides consistently high, stable and growing income, in addition to long-term capital growth, producing income between $5 and $6 million each financial year.

Every three years Gardiner commissions an independent review of the performance of the existing investment managers.

For more information, read our Constitution, Annual Report, or Board Governance Charter.