Inductees 2018 - Nicola Forrest

Nicola Forrest

Nicola Forrest is the CEO of the Minderoo Foundation which was established in 2001. She has led the diversification of the Minderoo Foundation to provide a holistic approach to community development, particularly through education and the arts, believing an integrated approach is essential to build sustainable empowerment in individuals and communities. In addition to the Minderoo Foundation, Nicola is a member of the Prime Ministers Community Business Partnership, a Director of the Black Swan State Theatre Company, Telethon Kids Institute CoLab Advisory Council and Governor of the Forrest Research Foundation and supports numerous community, and arts organisations. Underpinning Nicolas philanthropic philosophy is the importance of early intervention and prevention, with a strong focus on children. By working with children and families from the beginning of life, Nicola believes we can stop the manifestation of serious social, health and economic issues in future generations. Under Nicola's leadership, the Foundation has committed $645m (to date) across philanthropic initiatives, including early childhood development initiatives, arts, culture and community partnerships, modern slavery and cancer research. Nicola's community development and philanthropy, is driven by the motto, give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for life.

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Inductees 2018
Patricia Barblett AM
The Honourable Diana Bryant AO QC
Hazel Butorac OAM JP
Helen Margaret Creed
Nicola Forrest
Terrie Gomboc
Kelly Howlett
Sue Middleton
Dr Ann O'Neill
Professor Christobel Saunders
Suzanne Maree Urbaniak
Dr Tracy Westerman
Gina Williams
Mrs Irene Hooper AM
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