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Patrons & Ambassadors


Judy Brewer AO

Current CEF Patron

The late Hon Tim Fischer AC

Former CEF Patron 2003-2008, 2014-2019

The Hon Dame Quentin Bryce AD CVO

Former CEF Patron 2009-2014

Alumni Ambassadors

Chris Mercer

CEF Alumni Ambassador

CEF Snowy Monaro Grant Recipient (2005)
Bachelor of Creative Arts
University of Wollongong (graduated 2005)

Kimberly Becker

2021 CEF Alumnus of the Year

Kapunda High School Centenary Foundation, SA grant recipient (2014-2017)
University of Adelaide
Bachelor of Science (Advanced Mathematics); Master of Philosophy (Pure Mathematics)

Dr. Brooke Kaveney

2020 CEF Alumnus of the Year

CEF Young Grant Recipient (2012)
Bachelor of Agricultural Science (graduated)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD, Soil Biochemistry)
Charles Sturt University (graduated 2020)

Aspirational Influencers

Our CEF Aspirational Influencers are made up of current and former grant recipients. They are just as passionate about the benefits of further education as we are and coming from rural and regional areas themselves, they understand first-hand the unique challenges. These young, talented people volunteer their time, working with us to connect with students and communities, showing them what is possible and more importantly, how to make it happen.

Cody Logan

CEF Aspirational Influencer

Orange and Districts Grant recipient (2019-2021)
Bachelor of Paramedicine
Charles Sturt University (graduated 2021)

Jorja Waring-Bryant

CEF Aspirational Influencer

Griffith Grant Recipient (2019-2022)
Bachelor of Exercise Physiology and Rehabilitation.
University of Canberra (current)

Meagan Dampney

CEF Aspirational Influencer

Namoi Grant Recipient (2021-2022)
Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
University of New South Wales (current)

Lily-Anne Chapman

CEF Aspirational Influencer

Far West Grant Recipient (2019-2022)
Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering
University of New South Wales (current)

Lachlan Barrett

CEF Aspirational Influencer

CEF Coonamble Grant Recipient (2017-2019)
Bachelor of Education (Primary)
University of Sydney (graduated 2020)

Madeline Davis

CEF Aspirational Influencer

Yass Grant Recipient (2018-2021)
Bachelor of Laws
University of Canberra (graduated 2021)

Saul Brady

CEF Aspirational Influencer

Great Lakes Grant Recipient (2016)
Bachelor of Commerce & Bachelor of Economics
University of NSW (graduated 2020)

Heather Walker

CEF Aspirational Influencer

CEF Grenfell Grant Recipient (2020-2021)
Cert IV Wool Classing & Diploma in Agriculture, TAFE (2020)
Bachelor of Education, Charles Sturt University (current)

Michael Ison

CEF Aspirational Influencer

Braidwood Grant Recipient (2011-2012)
Bachelor of Advertising & Marketing Communications
University of Canberra (graduated 2015)