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. Having graduated with an Arts degree from UWA, Annie previously worked in marketing and public relations in the tourism and arts sectors. Annie has experience in public and private stakeholder engagement and liaison, project management and development of effective partnership relationships. In 2008, Annie and Brett were awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees in Letters from UWA. In 2013, Annie was 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’. In 2014, Annie was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Education by ECU. Annie is an Ambassador for Children and Young People in WA. In 2015 Annie was acknowledged by ACEL (WA) as Pre-Eminent Educator.

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 a Bachelor of Primary Education and has worked as an early childhood teacher. She then completed a Masters of Commerce at UWA to work in the finance sector. Caitlyn worked closely with the Fogarty EDvance Program until taking on the role as Executive Officer in 2018. As Executive Officer she will continue to support the deep impact the Foundation has had in the WA community over the last 18 years and develop relationships with stakeholders across sectors in WA, Australia and globally, She is excited to identify new opportunities for the Foundation to have an impact now and for the future.

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. He is committed to improving outcomes for the most vulnerable students and particularly enthusiastic about the impact of the Fogarty EDvance leadership program on sustainable improvement of disadvantaged schools.

Geoff Metcalf
Trustee

Geoff has recently retired from the Department of Education after a career of 35 years in low SES communities including the Kimberley, Western Desert, other rural and 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. Geoff’s school leadership included 18 years as principal of Roseworth PS serving the community of Girrawheen. As an inaugural IPS and as Principal Advisor, Department of Education, he has provided strategic leadership in driving the change reform at state and national level. As such, Geoff brings a strong knowledge of strategic school leadership and governance to the Foundation.

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. She has also been General Manager of Shared Services with Western Power and General Manager of Rio Tinto WA’s Shared Business Services. Megan was the inaugural Program Director of Fogarty EDvance and assisted the Fogarty Foundation in implementing Fogarty EDvance. Megan joins the Board of Trustee's in 2018.

Julia DeLorenzo
Trustee, Fogarty Scholars Association President

Julia is studying Political Science, Economics and a Diploma of Modern Languages under the Bachelor of Philosophy (Hons) program at UWA. She joined the Fogarty Scholars’ Association in her first year of university as a Futures Conference Convenor and General Representative and now serves as President. Within the educational sphere, Julia works in a volunteer capacity with Teach Learn Grow and United Nations Australia, having previously held executive positions with both of these charities. Julia has experience in event organisation, leadership, social media marketing and believes strongly in the Fogarty Foundations philosophy that education is pivotal to achieve social change.

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. Having graduated with an Arts degree from UWA, Annie previously worked in marketing and public relations in the tourism and arts sectors. Annie has experience in public and private stakeholder engagement and liaison, project management and development of effective partnership relationships. In 2008, Annie and Brett were awarded Honorary Doctorate Degrees in Letters from UWA. In 2013, Annie was 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’. In 2014, Annie was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Education by ECU. Annie is an Ambassador for Children and Young People in WA. In 2015 Annie was acknowledged by ACEL (WA) as Pre-Eminent Educator.

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 a Bachelor of Primary Education and has worked as an early childhood teacher. She then completed a Masters of Commerce at UWA to work in the finance sector. Caitlyn worked closely with the Fogarty EDvance Program until taking on the role as Executive Officer in 2018. As Executive Officer she will continue to support the deep impact the Foundation has had in the WA community over the last 18 years and develop relationships with stakeholders across sectors in WA, Australia and globally, She is excited to identify new opportunities for the Foundation to have an impact now and for the future.

Ingrid Sealey
Fogarty EDvance Director

Ingrid brings more than a decade of experience in strategy development, organisational effectiveness and operational improvement from the corporate world to her role in education. Prior to joining Fogarty EDvance in 2014, Ingrid worked as a consultant and manager with the Boston Consulting Group both in Australia and overseas, and as a Project Leader with Lufthansa German Airlines in Frankfurt, Germany. As a Global Sector Manager at BCG, Ingrid was responsible for the coordination and development of BCG’s global Travel and Tourism practice, including identifying and growing a pipeline of leaders, targeting opportunities for growth and investing in research and idea generation.

Karen Wellington
CoderDojo WA Manager

Karen is passionate about education, creativity and technology. Prior to joining the Fogarty Foundation, Karen managed the WA Premier’s Book Awards, was the Marketing Director for TEDxPerth, taught English in Japan, ran a tutoring service and produced cross-media art exhibitions. In 2015, Karen completed the Graduate Certificate in Social Impact at UWA under scholarship from the Australian Centre for Social Impact. Having also received an inaugural Westpac Social Change Fellowship, Karen hopes to continue leading systemic change to bring about further collaboration and innovation in education for the benefit of young Australians.

Rebecca Loftus
Fogarty EDfutures Manager

Rebecca began her career as a scientist, later switching to science education; receiving a PGDipEd from the National University of Ireland, Galway and an M.Ed. from Curtin University. She became interested in interdisciplinary curriculum in her role as Head of Science at a regional WA high school and has presented at national and international conferences on her work in STEAM education. This led her to a PhD at Murdoch University focusing on teacher agency and systems change in education. She is a Student Fellow of Murdoch University’s Learning Excellence Academy (LEAD). Rebecca joined the Fogarty Foundation in 2016 and began developing the EDfutures initiative in 2017.

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. Most weekends you will find her out on the golf course perfecting her swing.

Katie O'Driscoll
Fogarty EDvance Program Cohort Lead

Katie joined the Foundation team in 2018 as the Program Lead for Fogarty EDvance. Prior to joining EDvance in July 2018, 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, and more recently, was on secondment up in Kununurra, working alongside indigenous organisations to implement change strategies to achieve their goals. In her spare time, Katie enjoys running, swimming and snowboarding and will look for any excuse possible to get to the snowfields!

Meghan Levett
Fogarty EDfutures Communications Officer

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 in Australia and overseas. She also has extensive experience working in quality assurance and project coordination roles, is a qualified auditor and tender coordinator. Most recently she was working as a freelance graphic designer.

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