about us

Creating positive & lasting change in our community since 2002

Established in 2002 by the Bangarra Group, the Bennelong Foundation aims to enhance community wellbeing and provide opportunities for positive and lasting change in our community. The Foundation also aims to provide opportunities for people within Bangarra Group and within the Bangarra Group community to personally get involved in the activities of the organisations it supports.


The activities of the Foundation are overseen by an independent Board working with selected Key Advisors.


The Foundation also has a sub-committee of volunteers from the various Bangarra businesses, known as 'Bubbles'. The Bubbles consider smaller, innovative and grassroots grants within the Bennelong Foundation's key focus areas. The Bubbles actively seek out and work alongside these organisations to assist in their project application and development.

Our Independent Board
Carena Shankar


Jeff Chapman AM

Non-Executive Director

Sandra Jacobs

CEO/Executive Director

Craig Bingham

Non-Executive Director

Kelly Chapman

Non-Executive Director

Christine Fleer

Non-Executive Director

Hon. Phil Honeywood

Non-Executive Director

Our Advisers
Alice Wong

Special Adviser

Omar Al Kassab

Special Adviser

the impact hub


John Pirie Secondary School urgently needed to introduce a Numeracy Intervention Programme for a targeted group of under-achieving Year 8 and 9 students.


These years can be make-or-break, as many of the students arrive at the school with numeracy skills that are well below national standards.