The Board consists of five Trustees and an Executive Chair.

The Trustees help determine the journey the Foundation undertakes. In doing so, the Trustees are committed to meeting all the legal and ethical responsibilities and requirements accompanying sound corporate governance.

The Trustees govern with an emphasis on vision, educational leadership and impact. They make collective decisions on the strategic direction of the Foundation, areas of focus, the direction that each of our major programs will take and applications for funding.

Board of Trustees

Anne Fogarty AM
Executive Chairperson

Annie, with her husband Brett, established The Fogarty Foundation in 2000 and has been the Executive Chairperson since inception. Annie brings a depth of experience and passion to improving WA through education. Annie has received recognition, including in 2013, being made a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia for ‘significant service to equity, access and advancement of education in Western Australia’.

Caitlyn Fogarty
Trustee, Executive Officer

Caitlyn was appointed as a Trustee in 2009 but has been a close observer since her parents started the Foundation in 2000. Caitlyn has been involved operationally with the Foundation since 2015 and is now the Executive Officer.

Emeritus Professor Bill Louden AM
Trustee

Bill has played a significant role in educational reform in Australia as a researcher, university leader and regulator. He has led statutory authorities responsible for curriculum, assessment and professional standards and government inquiries into the teaching of literacy and numeracy.

Geoff Metcalf
Trustee

Geoff had a 35 year career with Department of Education mainly supporting low SES communities including the Kimberley, Western Desert, other rural and diverse metropolitan regions. His leadership of schools is recognised as being at the forefront of the development of the growing number of WA schools offering extended services to the school community.

Megan Enders
Trustee

Megan is a freelance management consultant who specialises in working with organisations whose main asset is its people. Megan was a senior policy advisor with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet and to a former Federal Government Minister. Megan was the inaugural Program Director of Fogarty EDvance and assisted the Fogarty Foundation in implementing Fogarty EDvance, she joined the Board of Trustee's in 2018.

Lydia Almeida
Trustee, Fogarty Scholars Association President

Lydia is the 2019 Fogarty Scholars Association President and a 2018 UWA Fogarty Scholar, currently studying a Bachelor of Biomedical Science. Lydia has volunteered with a variety of ongoing programs to support the participation of children with special needs in dance classes. In 2018 Lydia has joined the WA Wind Symphony, a group which aims to change lives within the community through music. Lydia brings a passionate and energised view of education across the spectrum to her role as Trustee in 2019.

Fogarty Foundation Team

Annie Fogarty
Executive Chairperson

Annie, with her husband Brett, established The Fogarty Foundation in 2000 and has been the Executive Chairperson since inception. Annie brings a depth of experience and passion to improving WA through education. Annie has received recognition, including in 2013, being made a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia for ‘significant service to equity, access and advancement of education in Western Australia’.

Caitlyn Fogarty
Executive Officer

Caitlyn was appointed as a Trustee in 2009 but has been a close observer since her parents started the Foundation in 2000. Caitlyn has been involved operationally with the Foundation since 2015 and is now the Executive Officer.

Ingrid Sealey
Fogarty EDvance Program Director

Ingrid brings more than a decade of experience in strategy development, organisational effectiveness and operational improvement from the corporate world where she has worked as a consultant and manager prior to her role in education.

Karen Wellington
CoderDojo Program Director

Karen brings experience in education, communications, media and project management to her role at the Foundation. Karen has completed a Graduate Certificate in Social Impact and a Masters in Community Development, both of which assist her in leading systemic change to bring about further collaboration and innovation in education and digital literacy.

Rebecca Loftus
Fogarty EDfutures Program Director

Rebecca began her career as a scientist, later switching to education, including working as the Head of Science at a regional school in WA for many years. She is currently completing her PhD in educational change at Murdoch University, and managing the development of the Foundation’s EDfutures portfolio.

Jess Silva
EDfutures Program Manager

Jess has an extensive background in science communication and STEM education with a passion for all things technology. She joined the Foundation team in 2019, from Scitech where she was developing and delivering STEM programs all over Western Australia for 8 years. Jess is passionate about everybody learning important life skills like problem solving and critical thinking through engaging with STEM.

Georgie Wynne
Fogarty EDvance Program Development Lead

Georgie has been involved in the education sector as a teacher, leader and consultant with experience across WA, NT and NSW in both government and Catholic schools and at systems level. Her specialty areas are teacher and leadership development, team building, teaching and learning and student engagement.

Katie O'Driscoll
Fogarty EDvance Program Lead

Katie joined the Foundation team in 2018 as the Program Lead for Fogarty EDvance. Previously, Katie worked for 5 years as a solicitor in the disputes team at Herbert Smith Freehills in Perth. She specialised in providing advice and representation to clients in commercial disputes, as well as pro bono clients in a variety of industries. Katie has previously worked on numerous mentoring and leadership programs.

Meghan Levett
Fogarty Foundation Communications Manager

Meghan Levett is an experienced communicator and designer. Prior to joining the team in 2018 as the EDfutures Communications Officer, Meghan worked in a number of marketing roles and as a freelance graphic designer.

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