Annemarie is an experienced not-for-profit executive. Currently CEO of the General Sir John Monash Foundation she was previously CEO of Schools Connect Australia, a NFP which brought businesses together with disadvantaged schools. She led this organisation for 4 years, strengthening its marketing and economics and ultimately guiding its merger with the Australian Business Community Network (ABCN). Annemarie previously worked with the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) including as General Manager and publisher of ACER Press. She has produced a documentary, Dare To Be Different which showcased the impact of an arts based curriculum on the learning of children with a range of disabilities at the Port Phillip Specialist Schools. She is passionate about the power of arts in the community.