Annemarie Rolls, Chief Executive Officer of the General Sir John Monash Foundation from the start of 2017, is an experienced not-for-profit executive with a passion for the world of education. Prior to joining the Foundation, she was CEO of Schools Connect Australia, a NFP which brought businesses in partnership with disadvantaged schools. She led this organisation for 4 years, strengthening its marketing and economics and ultimately guiding its merger with the Australian Business Community Network (ABCN).
Annemarie previously worked with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) initially in Sales and Marketing followed by three years as General Manager and publisher of ACER Press. In support of her passion about the role of arts in the community she has produced a documentary, Dare To Be Different, which showcases the impact of an arts based curriculum on the learning of children with a range of disabilities at the Port Phillip Specialist School.
She is a non executive board director of Creative Art Therapy Australia (CATA).
Annemarie has a diverse global perspective and has lived, worked and studied in Fiji, Indonesia, New Zealand and the USA.
She has a BA English Lit. (Hons, cum laude) CofC, USA; MA Monash University; Grad.Dip. Education and Training, Victoria University.
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Chuan is responsible for the Foundation’s financial functions including accounting, audit, investments and governance. He also leads all human resources activities. His career spans more than 27 years of varied experience in financial management, business leadership and information technology delivery.
Before joining the Foundation in February 2018, Chuan served as Treasurer and Finance Operations Manager at La Trobe University and as Company Secretary for its subsidiaries. He has also held senior positions in investment banks, transportation, mining, agricultural and tertiary education organisations.
Chuan earned a Master of Finance and Bachelor of Business in Accountancy from RMIT University and holds CPA and CFTP (Snr) memberships.
Director, Scholarships and Alumni
Alexandra is the Scholarships and Alumni Manager at the General Sir John Monash Foundation; she has been working with the Foundation since July 2017.
Prior to joining the General Sir John Monash Foundation, Alexandra worked in the finance sector in compliance and planning whilst concurrently completing her Bachelor of Arts (International Studies and Italian) 1st Class honours, from Swinburne University of Technology. She was the recipient of the Swinburne Medics Award for excellence in Italian studies and received the Charles D’Aprano Memorial Scholarship, which supported her honours thesis project and a period of research in Italy in 2016.
Alexandra’s professional interest is in fostering positive social impact through access to leadership development opportunities and education. She is completing a Master of Social impact through Swinburne University of Technology and the Centre for Social Impact. She volunteers for Fight MND in their annual big freeze campaigns. Alexandra is also currently a Board Director for the Spirit of Australia Foundation.
Office and Events Administrator
Jacinda Liau joined in 2018 as the Executive Assistant and Office Administration for the General Sir John Monash Foundation.
Jacinda graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Language. Following her exchange studies at Meiji Gakuin University in Japan, she worked both in Japan and Australia for leading Intellectual Property firms specialising in patents and trademarks. She joined the General Sir John Monash Foundation in 2018 as Executive Support and Office Administration.
Her interests include furthering the understanding and education of Japanese culture and has worked with local communities and organisations in popular interest fields.