• 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

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.