• Professor Michel Coppieters
  • Associate Professor Sarah-Jane Dawson
  • Olsen powers up and plugs in
  • The Menzies Foundation refines its priorities in lead up to 40th year
  • Serena awarded Indigenous Mentoring Fellowship
  • Scholars granted over $10 million by NHMRC
  • Michel Coppieters is the new Menzies Foundation Professor of Allied Health Research at MHIQ
  • Newly awarded CSL Centenary Fellow, Associate Professor Sarah-Jane Dawson
  • Olsen Garland with fellow MBA students at London Business School
  • The Menzies Foundation refines its priorities in lead up to 40th year
  • Proud Mamu Waribarra woman, Serena Thompson, the 2018 Menzies Indigenous Mentoring Fellow
  • Dr Si Ming Man was one of several Menzies alumni to receive a 2017 fellowship or grant from the NHMRC

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.

Serena takes her leadership to the next level

14 December 2017

Serena Thompson2 supplied2017 webTaking the big jump from feeling safe, supported and surrounded by family in a small town in Queensland to studying at the University of Melbourne, is an experience that will guide the mentoring efforts of the 2018 Menzies Indigenous Mentoring Fellow.

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.