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.
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.
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.