Board of Trustees
Annie Fogarty AM
Annie with her husband Brett established The Fogarty Foundation in 2000 and has been the Executive Chairperson since inception.
Having graduated with an Arts degree from The University of Western Australia, Annie’s work in marketing and public relations has primarily been in the tourism and arts sectors. In 2008, Annie and Brett were both awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees in Letters from The University of Western Australia and Annie was awarded the the Order of Australia AM in 2013 for her services to education.
Annie is involved in a number of boards and committees, including the Roseworth Primary School, Board, The Fremantle Press Board, The University of Western Australia’s Senate Development Committee, The Centre for Social Impact WA Advisory Group, the Leading Learning in Education and Philanthropy (LLEAP) Advisory Group, The ECU Fogarty Learning Centre Advisory Group and the Fogarty EDvance Management Group.
Annie has experience in public and private stakeholder engagement and liaison, project management and development of effective partnership relationships.
Bettina has been a Trustee of The Fogarty Foundation since it was established in 2000.
Bettina has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Jurisprudence from the University of WA. Until recently, a partner of the West Australian law firm Lavan Legal, Bettina is currently a
member of the Francis Burt Chambers.
Bettina’s legal skills as a family lawyer, breach of contract, insurance, liability for negligence and occupational health and safety brings a blend of experiences, abilities and talents to The Fogarty Foundation trustees board.
Bettina’s interest in and concern about social welfare issues, particularly those concerning children, is a perfect fit with the purpose and direction of The Fogarty Foundation.
Tony graduated from the University of Western Australia, with a Bachelor of Psychology and Masters of Business Administration.
As a businessman Tony has had more than 30 years experience across a broad industry base including banking and finance, brewing, consulting, manufacturing and construction.
He has owned and operated private companies as well as served on public company boards in both executive and non executive roles. Tony’s experience in strategic planning, marketing and management are of benefit to the Fogarty Foundation and its connection to, and engagement with, the community and schools.
Caitlyn was appointed as a Trustee in 2009 but has been a close observer since her parents started the Foundation in 2000.Caitlyn has recently completed her studies at Notre Dame, she now has a degree in Early Childhood Education. She is currently expanding her skills and working in the finance sector.
With a special interest in early education, Caitlyn’s experiences complement the Foundation’s philosophy and focus.
For Caitlyn her contribution as Trustee is the start of a life long involvement with the Fogarty Foundation.
Gary Roberts is Managing Director of Perth radio station Nova 93.7 having started his radio career in the late 60′s at 3AW in Melbourne. He spent nine years on air with a number of stations including 5AD Adelaide, 2UW Sydney and 6KY Perth before moving into Programming.
As a Programme Director, he programmed four stations to No 1 in their respective markets including 96FM in Perth, which he launched as Programme Director in 1980. He was General Manager of 96FM from 1984 to 1992 when he left to take over the same role at 94·5FM in Perth.
In August 1993, 94·5FM purchased PMFM (now 92.9) from Kerry Packer, and Gary Roberts was appointed Managing Director of both stations. Under his guidance, 92.9 and MIX 94·5 dominated the Perth radio market being the No. 1 and No. 2 stations while Gary was at the helm.
Gary was a Director of the peak radio industry body for eight years, including 3 years as Chairman of Commercial Radio Australia.
In 2002, Gary resigned as Managing Director of Austereo Perth and after a brief holiday in Italy, accepted his current role of Managing Director of Perth’s first new commercial FM radio station in 22 years. Nova 93.7 was launched on December 5, 2002 and in its first full year, was No 1 with 18-39 year olds.
The launch of the Nova Network across Australia has been one of the most successful brand launches in Australian radio history and Nova is the most listened to Under 40 brand in Australian radio.
Kathryn joined the Fogarty Foundation in June 2012.
Prior to working with the Foundation, Kathryn worked in partnership and sponsorship development at the Perth International Arts Festival and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO). Kathryn worked with and secured funding from corporate, government and philanthropic sources. She has previously served on the Propel Youth Arts Organisation Board and volunteered her time with Starlight Children’s Foundation.
In 2011, Kathryn was granted a scholarship to complete the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact (GCSI) through The University of Western Australia and The Centre for Social Impact. She was a member of the inaugural GCSI class in Western Australia. Kathryn is enjoying applying the knowledge and networks gained through the course in her role at the Foundation.