Melbourne, Aug 2: The General Sir John Monash Foundation, renowned for its prestigious national scholarship program in Australia, is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Ramadge as the new Chief Executive Officer.
With extensive leadership experience in higher education, cross-cultural engagement, funding, non-profits, and media organizations, Ramadge brings a wealth of expertise to the role.
Prior to joining the General Sir John Monash Foundation, Ramadge served as a consultant for various higher education institutions, providing invaluable insights in strategy, business planning, governance, and international ventures.
His impressive career in higher education includes prominent roles as the Managing Director of The PLuS Alliance, a prestigious collaboration between UNSW Sydney, King’s College London, and Arizona State University, and the inaugural Director of The Australia-Indonesia Centre at Monash University.
He has also held significant leadership positions within media organizations, notably at The Age, and chaired a not-for-profit organization.
The John Monash Scholarships, celebrating their 20th year of scholar selection, stand as unique and esteemed national scholarship awards in Australia.
Distinguished by their lack of age restrictions or limitations on academic fields and choice of overseas university, these scholarships recognize excellence and leadership while honoring the legacy of General Sir John Monash, one of Australia’s finest leaders.
Jillian Segal AO, Chair of the Foundation, expressed excitement about Ramadge’s appointment, noting his exceptional leadership background and extensive experience in higher education and fundraising roles, making him a perfect fit to guide the Foundation into its next phase.
Under his guidance, the Foundation is expected to continue thriving and positively impact the lives of Australia’s brightest talents.
Ramadge shared his enthusiasm for the Foundation’s mission to encourage academic excellence, foster leadership qualities, and build Australia’s capabilities for the future.
His vision aligns with the aim of making Australia a more successful knowledge economy.
The Foundation extends its gratitude to international search firm Perrett Laver for their pro bono assistance in placing Ramadge as the new CEO.
He will officially assume his role on August 28, succeeding Annemarie Rolls, who led the Foundation for over six years and will now spearhead the incubation of new ventures at Bangarra Group to create impact-driven businesses with global potential.
Reflecting on his time as CEO, Ramadge expressed pride in his substantial contributions to the organization’s development and maturity.
The Foundation sincerely thanked him for his dedication and wished him well in his new role.
With Ramadge at the helm, the General Sir John Monash Foundation is poised for an exciting new chapter as it continues to inspire and nurture Australia’s brightest talents.
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