WHO WE ARE
In 2006, Paul Ramsay AO established the Paul Ramsay Foundation. Since his death in 2014, the Foundation continues through his generous bequest.
We continue Paul Ramsay’s philanthropic legacy through a shared commitment to break cycles of disadvantage in Australia by investing in partnerships for potential.
Our team bring to this challenge their diverse perspectives and experience.
Our Board & Team
Ilana Atlas AO
Ilana Atlas has been involved in business, education, arts, and community organisations for 35 years.
In business, she is Chairman of Coca-Cola Amatil Limited and a non-executive director of ANZ Banking Group Limited and Westfield Corporation Limited. Her last executive role was Group Executive, People, at Westpac, where she was responsible for human resources, corporate affairs and sustainability. Prior to that role, she was Group Secretary and General Counsel. Before her 10 year career at Westpac, Ilana was a partner at law firm Mallesons Stephen Jacques (now King & Wood Mallesons). In addition to her practice in corporate law, she held a number of management roles in the firm including Executive Partner, People and Information, and Managing Partner.
In the community. Ilana is Chairman of Jawun, an organisation which forms partnerships to benefit indigenous communities, business and government. She is a Director of the Human Rights Law Centre, Jewish Care and Adara Development (Australia). She is also on the panel of Adara Partners. Previously, Ilana was Chair of Bell Shakespeare Company and the Westpac Foundation.
In education, Ilana is a Fellow of the Senate of Sydney University. She was previously Pro-Chancellor at ANU and a director of the Business-Education High Table.
Peter Evans joined Ramsay Health Care in 1969, and served as a Non-Executive Director for 24 years before being appointed Deputy Chairman in 2014. He is a Chartered Accountant and, prior to joining Ramsay Health Care, was in public practice for over 20 years with the predecessor firms of KPMG. He specialised in the financial management of hospitals and has more than 45 years’ experience in the healthcare field. Peter has been actively involved with several other charitable
Kathryn Greiner AO
Kathryn has had the opportunity to contribute in a wide range of leadership positions in public and private companies, government bodies and non-profit organisations. Kathryn has also participated in or led Inquiries into Education: the Gonski Review and NSW Catholic Funding Review and is currently leading a Review into Retirement Villages in NSW.
Her professional history has been in social work and early childhood services as well as media roles at Radio 2UE and Channel 10. From 1995 to 2004, Kathryn was an elected Councillor to the Sydney City Council. She is the recipient of an Order of Australia.
Greg Hutchinson AM
Greg Hutchinson has been involved in community development for almost 20 years. He was the founding CEO of The Australian Charities Fund and involved in establishing GoodStart Early Learning, Centre for Social Impact, ShareGift and Women’s Community Shelters, serving on these boards as well as Bell Shakespeare Company and the Brandenburg Orchestra and Foundation. Greg was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his contribution to philanthropy, social enterprise, community
Robert McLean AM
Rob is a private equity investor and company director. He had a
In business Rob served on the boards of CSR, Pacific Dunlop and Elders. He recently completed a second term on the Reserve Bank Payment Systems Board. He is an alternate director of Maths Pathway and a member of the Advisory Board of 5V Capital.
In education, Rob was Dean and Director of the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales.
In the community, Rob serves as Chair of The Nature Conservancy Australia Board and as a director of The Centre for Independent Studies. He was the founding Chairman of Social Ventures Australia and a former President of The Benevolent Society. The McLean Foundation, a PAF established by Rob and his wife Paula, funds initiatives in conservation, literacy and education.
Rob obtained a
Michael Siddle is Chairman of Ramsay Health Care and a founding director. He joined the company in
Michael Traill AM (Chairman)
Michael founded Social Ventures Australia in 2002, after 15 years as a co-founder and Executive Director of Macquarie Group’s private equity arm, Macquarie Direct Investment.
Having stepped down as CEO of Social Ventures in 2014, Michael currently has a range of primarily social purpose Chair and board roles including Chair of the Paul Ramsay Foundation; Chair of the Federal Government Social Impact Investing Task Force; Executive Director of For Purpose Investments, a Director of M H Carnegie & Co, Sunsuper (where he is also Chair of the Investment Committee), Hearts & Minds Investments and Australian Philanthropic Services and Adjunct Professor at the Centre for Social Impact at UNSW.
He is the author of ‘Jumping Ship – From the world of corporate Australia to the heart of social investment’ which won the prestigious Ashurst Business Literature Prize. The book reflects on his personal and professional journey and has been a widely acclaimed manifesto for change and action in the social purpose sector. In 2010 Michael was made a member of the Order of Australia in recognition of his services to non-profit organisations. He holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from Harvard University.
Head of Impact Investing & Measurement
Head of Sector Capability
Head of Grants Management
Chief Financial Officer
Professor Glyn Davis AC
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Program Officer
Chief Capability Officer
Kate Harrison Brennan
Head of Policy and Engagement
Head of Development
Head of Organisational Development and HR
Associate Sector Capability
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