Adrian was appointed Foundation President in 2019 and is a member of School Council and the School Investment Committee. Adrian is currently CEO of Merricks Capital, a multi-billion dollar asset management group, which he founded in 2007. As CEO he is responsible for the strategic direction of Merricks and asset allocation within individual funds. Prior to Merricks, Adrian worked at Citadel Investment Group in Chicago. Between 1993 and 2005, Adrian worked for Merrill Lynch in New York, Hong Kong & Melbourne, his responsibilities included the position as Head of Pension and Endowment Strategy. Adrian has two children at Caulfield Grammar School and his wife Christina teaches yoga and meditation to staff and students in the school’s wellness program. Adrian is the Deputy Chairman of the Investment Committee for Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.
Kate is Chief Executive of the SVI Foundation at St Vincent’s Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne. Kate’s experience includes being the National Executive Director of the Australian China Business Council from 2005 to 2009, and working with the University of Melbourne in various roles leading philanthropic engagement including major gifts fundraising, bequests and donor stewardship events. Kate has been a parent at Caulfield Grammar School since 2011. She has a daughter and son at Caulfield campus. Kate joined the Foundation Board in 2017.
Robin was the Director of Community Services at Monash University where he coordinated services for five Australian and three overseas campuses. Over the years Robin held various consulting and teaching positions within the US and Australia. Robin has presented at a number of conferences and published both within Australia and internationally. Robin was honoured in the US with an NCAA All American in 1966, and was made an Honorary Fellow of the CGA in 2008 and Honorary Fellow of Monash University in 2012. Robin was a Member of the School Council for 30 years including Deputy Chairman for 12 years and has been a Board member of the Foundation since 1999.
Ian is currently part owner of the Australian franchise for Mrs Fields and Cookie Man retail outlets and a commercial Angus cattle breeder. Ian enjoyed a long career at BHP, where he was Treasurer and Head of Tax during the company’s merger with Billiton. He was the former Chair of BHP Credit Union, a Past President of Corporate Tax Association of Australia and a former Chair of Very Small Particle Company Ltd. Ian’s father attended Caulfield Grammar, as did Ian as a boarding student from 1971 to 1974. Ian joined the School Council in May 2012 and the Foundation Board in 2012.
Graduating from Monash University, Richard practiced as a solicitor until called to the Bar and admitted as a Barrister in 1996. Richard practises principally in Commercial Litigation. Richard is a founding and current Board member of the James McCready Bryan Foundation which works with and sponsors young people with acquired brain injuries. Richard commenced at CGS from Prep at Shaw House in 1969 graduating in 1980. He is a former Committee member of the CGA and past President of the CC Parents and Friends Association, and a former School Councillor. Richard joined the Foundation Board in 2018.
Jim served as the President of the Foundation for 2 years until 2019, having been a member since 2010. Jim has been a member of the School Council on three separate occasions and was appointed President in May 2016. Jim is a former managing partner at Heidrick & Struggles’, a global executive search firm and has extensive experience in finance, mergers and acquisitions, executive recruitment and directorships. Jim is also non-executive Chairman of a Perth based engineering technology company. He is a past student, past President of the Caulfield Grammarians’ Association and past parent of two boys who attended Caulfield Grammar School.
Lynn’s family has been part of Caulfield Grammar School since 1988 when Lynn commenced Year 7. Her parents established the WH Society for Asian Languages & Arts. Graduating from Monash University in 1996, Lynn worked in the international tax practice of a global accounting firm in Sydney and Tokyo until 2010. She returned to Melbourne and CGS in 2011 as a parent. Lynn is an active member of the school community as a junior school class representative and member of the P&F. Her three children are all currently at the Wheelers Hill campus. Lynn joined the Foundation Board in 2017.
Fem started her career with Deloitte Touch Tohmatsu in 1986 and after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant has had extensive experience in a number of diverse environments in Australia, Hong Kong and the UK. Fem’s appointments cover Sales, Operations, Finance, IT, Planning, Senior Management roles and casework support of Victims of Crime and of People Seeking Asylum. Fem is a Co-Founder of the Rich Hart Foundation and is passionate about philanthropy. Fem is a parent of past CGS students and joined the Foundation Board in 2018.
Talya Masel is a proud graduate of WAPPA acting programme. Since graduating she has performed, directed and written several plays before entering into the world of Opera and Music Theatre. She has Directed many works including for the Victorian Opera and Opera Australia. Committed to giving back, Talya is Director of her family foundation and sees the work of helping others as critical to making the world a better place. Her work in Philanthropy has given her the opportunity to meet some extraordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. She is excited to join the Caulfield Grammar School Foundation and hopes that her experience in Philanthropy will be an asset to the school. Talya joined the Foundation Board in 2019.