Our 2022 CEW SCHOLARS

Sarah Meredith

Schmidmaier/Mayne Scholarship

Award: CEW Leaders Program

Sarah Meredith is Global Citizen’s Regional Director for Oceania, overseeing the movement’s efforts in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific since 2016. Sarah has been involved with Global Citizen Festivals in New York, London, Johannesburg and Montreal, and in 2021 was the Producer of Global Citizen Live Sydney.  Sarah has led campaigns that have resulted in more than $1 billion in commitments towards ending extreme poverty.

Kiri Collins

Schmidmaier/Mayne Scholarship

Award: CEW Leaders Program

Kiri is the Head of Built Environment & Infrastructure at Children’s Cancer Institute – the only independent medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to curing childhood cancer. In addition to her built environment portfolio, she is also the CCI Redevelopment Project Lead for the delivery of the Minderoo Children’s Comprehensive Cancer Centre due for completion in 2025.   Kiri is dedicated to supporting and nurturing operations subject matter experts through transparency, vulnerability, and accountability.

Káti Jahromi Gapaillard

Schmidmaier/Mayne Scholarship

Award: CEW Leaders Program

Káti Jahromi Gapaillard is a transformative leader in social change and impact with a highly successful track record in the private, public and NGO sectors both locally and internationally. She has shaped strategic direction, driven growth, created engagement with clients, funders, audiences, corporate partners and stakeholders and developed organisations through long term strategic, innovative and sustainable solutions and performance improvement.

Camilla Marshall

Schmidmaier/Mayne Scholarship

Award: CEW Leaders Program

Camilla Marshall is a strategic senior marketing leader with over 13 years experience in the Marketing and Communications industry. She is currently the Head of Marketing at Endeavour Foundation, a for purpose organisation aimed at helping people with disability live their best lives.  Her move to the not-for-profit industry has been underpinned by a deep desire to utilise her skills and experience in a community orientated organisation with a strong social purpose. 

Catherine Peppler CEW 2022 scholar

Catherine Peppler

ANZ & CEW Sustainability Scholarship

Award: Cambridge General Management Program

Catherine Peppler is Head of Safety, Health and Environment for Aurizon, with over 15 years’ experience in driving sustainability solutions in a variety of sectors across Australia, the UK and Europe. Catherine is an active ambassador for inclusion and a founding member & previous Co-Chair of Aurizon’s ALLin Network which supports LGBTQIA+ employees. 

Olivia Tyler CEW 2022 scholar

Olivia Tyler

ANZ & CEW Sustainability Scholarship

Award: Oxford Impact Measurement Program

Olivia Tyler joined Edge Environment in 2021 as its inaugural Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand. Prior to this Olivia spent over 20 years in a range of corporate responsibility, sustainability and risk positions for companies including Westpac, Woolworths and Goodman Fielder. Olivia has degrees in Marine Science and Environmental Engineering, an MBA from the Melbourne Business School, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is an advisor and non-executive director to a number of social enterprises.

Joan Ko CEW 2022 scholar

Joan Ko

ANZ & CEW Sustainability Scholarship

Award: AICD Company Directors Course

Joan Ko is Arup’s Climate & Sustainability Leader in Australasia, responsible for transforming Arup’s capability to meet the challenges of the climate, biodiversity and equity crises. Joan also advises organisations around the world in their journey towards responsible business and purposeful project development. This includes sitting on the governance committees for the Victorian Government Sustainability Fund, and the adaptive reuse agency Working Heritage. Joan has an Executive MBA and Masters of Engineering for Sustainable Development.

Jaymee Beveridge

Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Scholarship

Award: Havard – Leadership for the 21st Century

Jaymee Beveridge is a proud Bindal woman from far north Queensland with family ties to the Torres Strait Island and Palm Island. Jaymee was appointed to the Executive Director of Indigenous Strategy and Director of Woolyungah Indigenous Centre role at University of Wollongong in 2021.  Jaymee continues to contribute to the community services sector in her Advisory role as Chair of the NSW Department of Community & Justice Aboriginal Advisory Committee (Corrective Services) and her role on the IMB Community Foundation Committee

Cassandra Baker

Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Scholarship

Award : Harvard – Not-For-Profit Leadership & Management

Cassy Baker is a proud Pitta-Pitta woman with a contemporary approach to leadership which fosters resilience and high levels of trust and accountability. She is driven to see others succeed and strives to continually build inclusion, capability and excellence in her teams. With a career spanning 20 years in the early learning sector, Cassy has been with Goodstart since its inception in 2010 

Sara Stuart

Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Scholarship

Award: Harvard – Emerging Leaders

Sara Stuart- Director – Aboriginal Economic Development DJPR is a strong Kamilaroi woman a mother of four and a staunch supporter of empowering young Aboriginal women to pursue their goals, despite the adversity and challenges they face. Sara has successfully run her own health and fitness businesses, been a founding partner of two Aboriginal Business – Indigenous Employment Partners and Printing with Purpose , where there has been to provide  culturally appropriate employment, recruitment and training services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people nationally 

Famey Williams

Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Scholarship

Award: Harvard – Leadership in Crises

Famey is a Githabul woman (her Mother’s Country) with links to Gomeroi country through her father. Currently working as Director for Housing and Client Services at the NSW Aboriginal Housing Office, she has over 20 years’ experience working with Aboriginal communities across Government and non-profit sectors. Famey states that her community and culture serve as her barometer in all her roles and is where her passion is. 

Catherine Walsh

CEW Public Sector Scholarship

Award:  Vincent Fairfax Fellowship: Cranlana Centre for Ethical Studies

With a career spanning over twenty years, Catherine Walsh is known as an innovative problem-solver, strong negotiator and strategic values-based leader and mentor. She has extensive leadership experience at both the federal and state levels of government across the Defence, Finance and Veterans’ Affairs portfolios in the areas of social policy, program management and human resources.  Catherine has served the Australian public in a variety of ways, including 14 years as an intelligence officer in the Royal Australian Air Force.

Alison Smith

CEW Executive Leader Scholarship

Award:  Stanford – Effective Use of Power

Alison Smith is the Managing Director of National and HIAIS at Aon Australia. Alison has worked in a number of national and senior leadership roles within the insurance and risk sector, centred around strategy, driving business results, transformation, client satisfaction and colleague engagement.

Amelia Fyfield

CEW Australian Indonesian Internaional Trade Scholarship

Award:  Singapore Management University – Executive Skills for Board Manager

Amelia as CSIRO’s ASEAN Counsellor works to build and maintain relationships with ASEAN, its member country governments and other Australian Government agencies, as well as industry and development partners active in the region, to build collaborative research and innovation programs. She also works to provide documented and actionable insight to CSIRO scientists and partners seeking market entry.

Amanda Christie

Bonnie Boezeman AO Leadership in Nursing Scholarship

Award:  Southern Cross University – Masters in Healthcare Leadership

Amanda is currently working as the Deputy Director of Nursing (DDON) at Legacy Nursing Home in stunning Coffs Harbour, where she has been nursing for 2.5 years.  Amanda chose to come into Aged Care when the Covid-19 pandemic first hit in early 2020 as she could see it was an area that needed help as the pandemic hit Aged Care with a vengeance. Prior to Aged Care, she spent 6 years nursing in Women’s Reproductive Health in private practice.