We welcome Brian Graetz and John Bush to our senior leadership team

3 Oct 2017

We are excited to welcome, Brian Graetz and John Bush to the foundation.

Brian Graetz, the former Deputy CEO of Beyondblue will take on the role of General Manager of Health, with a focus on reducing the burden of preventable chronic conditions.

John Bush, previously Associate Director of Evidence for Learning at Social Ventures Australia, joins the foundation as General Manager of Education. He will lead projects focused on lifting the quality of Australia’s education system and improving learning outcomes for Australia’s most disadvantaged.

CEO, Simon Freeman said the new appointments position the foundation to make further significant investments across health and education in Australia at a critical time in Australian history.

“With their extensive knowledge of these sectors, John and Brian bolster our renewed focus on innovation in these two key areas, and solidify our organisation’s ongoing commitment to improving health and education outcomes for all Australians,” Freeman said.

Bush said he was honoured to join an organisation that approaches grant-making differently, working closely with partners to push the envelope and challenge norms.

“The foundation’s approach opens the door to work with the brightest minds, organisations and institutions in Australia and across the globe to discover and sustain solutions to some of the most complex social issues we face today,” He said.

Graetz said he looks forward to helping the foundation develop the partnerships that will deliver better health outcomes for Australia.

“With a systemic view, an impressive and collaborative team, and a funding capacity that is unmatched in Australia, the foundation’s potential to make lasting change is unique. I’m incredibly excited to contribute to that change,” said Graetz.