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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

Donor Relations Manager

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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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.

Rachel Banks

Rachel Banks

Communications Manager

Rachel’s passion for storytelling has been a constant driving force behind her communications, copywriting and fundraising career. A self-confessed word nerd, she strongly believes in the power of narrative to create positive social change. Rachel is excited to share the inspiring stories of Schools Plus far and wide to help close the education gap. When she doesn’t have her head in a book, Rachel can be found exploring somewhere in, on or around the ocean.

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Eric Jamieson

Fair Education Expert Coach

Eric’s career as a teacher, principal and education leader is dotted with awards for outstanding leadership and excellence. He was most recently the Director, High Performance in the NSW Education Department, after turning around student results as the Principal of Plumpton High. His endless thirst for learning is an inspiration to us all!


Gillian Thacker

School Relations Manager

Gillian’s career has spanned government, private and community sectors in education and training, community services management and sport marketing.  Experienced in program management, she has worked closely with corporates, schools and community organisations to make a difference to people’s lives. Gillian holds an MBA and Masters of Management from UTS, and social science, teaching and training qualifications. She’s also a former Australian Open Juniors player and still loves tennis.

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Beth Gibbins

School Relations Coordinator

Beth has a wealth of experience in fundraising and events/project management. Before joining Schools Plus, she worked at cancer support charity Redkite 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 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.

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Dee Hughes

Admin & Operations Coordinator

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 admin and operations, 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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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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