The Foundation is pleased to announce that Simon Atkinson has been appointed Chair of the Advisory Board of the John Monash Foundation Leadership Academy. Simon succeeds Professor Sir Edward Byrne AC who announced that he would retire from the Advisory Board on appointment of a successor. Simon has also been appointed as a Non-Executive Director to the Foundation Board.
We are pleased to announce that Dr Karen McConalogue, an academic and executive with more than 20 years of experience in the tertiary education and research sector, including valuable experience in postgraduate programs and fellowships, has been appointed Executive Director of the John Monash Foundation Leadership Academy.
John Monash Scholars were centre stage at a special dinner hosted by KPMG held on Thursday the 29th of November in Brisbane. Friends, supporters, Scholar alumni and members of the Queensland Department of Education came together to celebrate both the Foundation’s 20th year of awarding scholarships as well as the establishment of a new Queensland Government John Monash Scholarship.
The General Sir John Monash Foundation held is 12th Annual Oration, hosted by one of our partners, The Commonwealth Bank in Sydney on the 23rd of November. The John Monash Oration is an annual event providing insight into different aspects of leadership in Australian society.
University of Queensland graduate and former Kenmore State High School student Famin Ahmed has been awarded the first Queensland Government John Monash Scholarship, a newly announced commitment from the Palaszczuk Government.
As National Reconciliation Week begins Monday 27 May, Karri Walker, 2023 Victorian Government John Monash Scholar and Dr Brett Shannon, 2021 Australian Universities’ John Monash Scholar, share the significance of this week and the importance to reconcile the relationship between the broader Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait.
The General Sir John Monash Foundation recognises those who have fought for our freedom, those currently serving and those future generations. Your bravery and dedication will be honoured and remembered.