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Our Team

We’re passionate about giving students every opportunity in life.

If you would like to join our team, you can see our current vacancies here.


Rosemary Conn


Rosemary is the inaugural CEO of Schools Plus, with extensive experience in the business and not-for-profit worlds. She has worked closely with schools, corporations and the community to bring about positive change in previous roles with Beacon Foundation, CAF Australia and Deloitte. 





Sherrill Nixon

Director of Donor Relations

Sherrill spent 20 years as a journalist and editor at some of Australia’s leading media organisations, including Fairfax Media, before joining Schools Plus. She is still a news junkie, but is relishing a career change that allows her to help tackle the achievement gap between students of different socio-economic backgrounds. At Schools Plus, she is responsible for donor relations and communications.

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Jeff Bruce

Director of Education

Jeff has extensive experience in education in a career that has spanned almost 40 years. He is a former Director with the NSW Department of Education where he had responsibility for 34 schools in The Hills area in the North-Western suburbs of Sydney. Jeff brings significant leadership experience and is also a trained coach who has worked with many school leaders to increase their capacity to engage, motivate and inspire their school communities. Jeff loves to travel and is working his way through a bucket list of must see places to visit.


Geraldine Baillet

Fair Education Program Manager

With a focus on evidence and engagement, and a passion for equity, Geraldine - or Gege - is a strategy, economics, change and policy professional with experience across sectors and industries such as finance, health, infrastructure and education. In her role as the Fair Education Program Manager,  she is the connector between schools, coaches, supporters and partners in the program. Fun fact: Geraldine has a beautiful exotic French accent so we love listening to her.

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Kylie Buberis

State Manager VIC/SA

Kylie brings extensive fundraising, marketing and communications experience to the Schools Plus team. Having spent over a decade working for the Childhood Cancer Association, she remains incredibly passionate about helping disadvantaged children. Kylie looks forward to establishing our presence in the Victorian and South Australian markets. She admits the scariest things she’s ever done is jump out of a plane and abseil down a waterfall.

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Beth Gibbins

School Operations Manager

Beth has a wealth of experience in fundraising and events/project management. Before joining Schools Plus, she worked at a cancer support charity and has held a range of roles in the corporate sector. Passionate about the not-for-profit sector, she is also on a mission to find the best scrambled eggs in Sydney, one brunch spot at a time. Beth manages school program operations including the Fundraise Yourself program, assisting schools grow their own fundraising.

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Julie Molloy

Awards Program Manager

A former high school teacher, Julie has held many not-for-profit leadership roles in the education, youth and community development sectors. For nearly a decade, she led the Young Endeavour Youth Scheme; she now sits on the Board of Outward Bound Australia and works with the Australian Business and Community Network’s mentoring program. Julie tells great tales, including about the time she sailed across the Pacific on a tall ship or when coordinating the Sydney Olympics opening and closing ceremonies.


Dee Hughes

Operations Officer

Dee is the glue that holds our team together! With experience in fundraising, events management and marketing, she is a particularly organised individual who keeps the Schools Plus team on track. Dee manages our operations and Salesforce, and also brings her creativity to our fundraising and events. If that’s not enough, she’s an amateur florist and a doting dog-mum to Ryan.

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Kristin Gomes

Project Manager

Kristin is our project management guru – over the past decade she has steered many significant programs in the education, health, aged care and international aid sectors for private, government and not-for-profit organisations. Kristin now works across a number of projects in Schools Plus. When she’s not in the office, she’s training for her next triathlon or mountain biking adventure.

Support a School

Your generosity will help schools provide the opportunities students need and deserve to fulfil their potential. Explore the much-needed initiatives on our Projects page and support a school today.

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Why We’re Needed

Research shows that disadvantage is a huge factor in student performance. But we don’t believe a postcode or background should determine a student’s future.

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Join our team

If you are passionate about improving education outcomes for students, we’d love to hear from you.

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