Foundation Board

The MLC Foundation is overseen by a dedicated and committed Board that governs through a transparent and sustainable business model.

Jonathan Carapetis Resized

Professor Jonathan Carapetis

Chair

Jonathan is the Executive Director of the Telethon Kids Institute and a renowned leading mind in the Australian health and medical research field, with particular expertise in Indigenous and child health. He is the President of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes and a Member of many state and national associations and committees. Jonathan has significant experience in philanthropy, honed since he commenced with Telethon Kids in 2012. He has two daughters; one who attends MLC and one who is a Collegian. Jonathan has been an advocate for MLC for many years and was a member of the MLC Council from 2018-2020.

Rob Bentley Resized

Rob Bentley

Board Member

Rob is Chair of the MLC Foundation Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee. He is a Partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and is a Chartered Accountant and admitted to the practice of law in the Supreme Court of Western Australia. He has more than 18 years’ experience specialising in international tax and mergers and acquisitions. Formerly based in Melbourne where he worked with a number of large multinational groups, Rob also spent time working with PwC in Washington DC. After moving to Perth nine years ago, Rob now runs PwC's tax practice in Western Australia. Rob has two daughters at MLC and is also the Finance Director at Co3, Western Australian flagship contemporary dance company.

John Klepec Resized

John Klepec

Board Member

John is a Director of Public and Private companies. His 30 year career spans senior executive positions at major public and private corporates in the mining and resources, construction, building materials, logistics, agriculture and health industries. In addition to managing his own agricultural enterprises, John is Executive Chairman of Wellard Limited and a Director of Fleetwood Limited. John has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. He is a member of the MLC Council and Chair’s their SAMPC. He has a daughter at MLC.

Trent Lisle Resized

Trent Lisle

Board Member

Trent is Chair of the MLC Foundation Investment Committee. He is the Principal of Lisle Group, a provider of independent advice to both the corporate and Government clients. Trent has over 18 years of corporate advisory experience in Australia and internationally, having previously worked for JPMorgan, Goldman Sachs, and most recently as national head of Natural Resource for Lazard. Trent is an active member of the Salvation Army Business Committee and has a daughter who attends MLC, as well as two sons.

Andree Megson Resized

Andree Megson

Board Member

Andree Megson is Chair of the MLC Foundation Development Committee and joined the Board in November 2015. Andree is a Director of McIntyre Management and Marketing and has more than 25 years’ experience in marketing and public relations consulting and planning for a range of industries. Andree has also provided philanthropy and funding advice to organisations such as Perth Festival, Wellness North, Scotch College Foundation, Black Swan State Theatre Company and the WACA Foundation.

Bronwyn Rasmussen Resized

Dr Bronwyn Rasmussen

Board Member

Bronwyn works in the agricultural sector with more than 20 years’ experience in the Australian and New Zealand sheep breeding industries with technical expertise in genetic evaluation of Merinos. She is involved in sheep breeding research and teaching at Murdoch University. Bronwyn is on the Board of Perth Modern School and Chairs the City Beach Residential College Local Input and Communication Committee, as well as the Geoff Rasmussen Fund Scholarship Board. Bronwyn has a son and two daughters who are recent MLC Collegians.

Marie Perry (MLC Principal) and Nick Henry (Chair of MLC Council) are ex officio members of the Foundation Board.