10 April 2018
It’s 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.
5 February 2018
As the new students arrive at the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School to start Year 7, one of the people helping make them feel at home is Michelle Kerrin, who recently wrote about her experience as the Inaugural RG Menzies Indigenous Mentoring Fellow.
18 January 2018
The 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.
14 January 2018
Today marks 30 years since the official opening of what was the Menzies Centre for Population Health Research in Tasmania (now the Menzies Institute for Medical Research), by the Right Honourable Sir Ninian Stephen KG, AK, GCMG, GCVO, KBE, QC, when he was Governor General of Australia.
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.