• Serena awarded Indigenous Mentoring Fellowship
  • John Menzies set to continue family representation on the Foundation Board
  • Professor Michel Coppieters
  • Peter Jopling AM QC appointed Chair to take the Menzies Foundation into a new era
  • Associate Professor Sarah-Jane Dawson
  • Proud Mamu Waribarra woman, Serena Thompson, the 2018 Menzies Indigenous Mentoring Fellow
  • John Menzies set to continue family representation on the Foundation Board
  • Michel Coppieters is the new Menzies Foundation Professor of Allied Health Research at MHIQ
  • Peter Jopling AM QC appointed Chair to take the Menzies Foundation into a new era
  • Newly awarded CSL Centenary Fellow, Associate Professor Sarah-Jane Dawson

Learning through leadership

10 April 2018

It’sSerena Thompson2 supplied2017 web often said that great leaders must “walk the talk”, and this is certainly something Serena Rae Thompson is striving to do. 

Serena is mentoring Year 7 students at the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School (MITS) through a 12-month Menzies Indigenous Mentoring Fellowship.

Jopling takes top job

26 February 2018

Menzies Foundation Board Chair, Peter Jopling AM QCPeter Jopling AM QC, a respected barrister, has been elected the new Chair of the Menzies Foundation setting the stage for the Foundation to move into a new era.

Passing the Menzies baton

26 February 2018

Diana and John MenziesThe nephew of Sir Robert Menzies, successful CEO, business coach and mentor, John Menzies, has joined the Menzies Foundation Board, taking the baton from Diana Menzies.

CEO and Board changes

18 January 2018

liz Gillies3 newsThe Menzies Foundation has kicked off the new year with a number of key leadership changes.

With over 20 years’ experience in social impact, philanthropy and leadership development, Elizabeth Gillies has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Menzies Foundation.

The Menzies Foundation

Established in 1979 to perpetuate the education legacy of Australia’s longest serving Prime Minister, Sir Robert Menzies, the Menzies Foundation has a vision to inspire and nurture Australia’s future leaders.

As a national, non-profit organisation, the Foundation has awarded more than 220 prestigious scholarships  to bright and inspiring young Australians. It has also invested over $9 million in four health and medical research institutes and supported a range of other legacy activities in line with Sir Robert’s passions.

From 2018, the Menzies Foundation will continue to invest in visionary and inspirational Australian leaders, focusing on three key areas:

  • new investment to identify and support the development of entrepreneurial leaders to harness and exploit new opportunities from innovation in science and technology
  • new investment in school-based education leaders (eg: principals) from all sectors and systems who have the capacity to revolutionise student learning
  • continued investment in international law specialists who can help shape Australia’s response to increasingly complex global issues.