The Mary Jane Lewis Scholarship council is a team of motivated professionals, passionate about helping young women achieve their educational goals. Our diverse group has experience in management, finance, marketing, government, sales, human resources and more, as well as a former recipient of the Mary Jane Lewis Scholarship. Learn more about each member of the MJL Scholarship Foundation council below.
Fiona Reed is a Non-Executive Director with experience on several boards. She is the Chair of the Mary Jane Lewis Foundation of which she has been a scholarship trustee since 2008. Fiona joined the board of Gippsland Grammar in 2021 and is a member of the Flinders Golf Club governing Committee.
Previously, Fiona has been on the RACV Superannuation Board and the Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club Board. She also reported to the Council of La Trobe University. Fiona has broad and deep experience as a Senior Executive in large organisations across a range of sectors. She has also worked as a management consultant for two global consulting firms: Accenture and Mercer. Fiona began her career as a secondary teacher and she was most recently the Executive Director of Human Resources at La Trobe University.
Gaye Morris is the People and Culture Leader at Mercer for the Pacific region. She is a seasoned and senior Human Resources professional with 20+ years of experience across financial services, professional services and the public sector.
Gaye has been a long-serving trustee of the Dafydd Lewis Scholarship Trust and an inaugural trustee of the MJL Scholarship Foundation. She started her career as a teacher and understands the advantages and opportunities education provides.
Anastasia is a former recipient of the Mary Jane Lewis Scholarship and is currently a Sales Engineer for Geofabrics Australasia. She has over 5 years of experience working in technical sales across the mining, construction, and civil sectors, and is passionate about working with people face-to-face.
Julia is a financial markets and investment professional with over 20 years’ experience. She is an Executive Director of UBS and was previously with the Macquarie Group in both London and Melbourne. She has led industry-wide initiatives around diversity in finance and also has a strong history in philanthropy, from board level to mentoring a number of award-winning social entrepreneurs. Julia is a Non-Executive Director of Phantm, an innovative natural materials start-up company.
Amongst her qualifications, Julia holds an Arts (economics) degree from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from the University of Oxford.