About the Hale School Foundation

Hale School has a longstanding tradition of philanthropy, enjoying the support of Old Boys, parents and friends who have given generously to the School.  This generosity has helped to build the magnificent and spacious Wembley Downs campus that all boys enjoy today.

The Hale School Foundation was established in 1987 with a mission to foster and develop this culture of philanthropy in the school community.  Philanthropic donations are directed to support Hale School and its students and staff through the Scholarship or Building Fund.

Hale School Foundation Board

Management of the Hale School Foundation is vested in the Hale School Foundation Board, which acts in consultation with the Headmaster and Board of Governors.

The Foundation Board manages the investment corpus, which receives income and contributions from the Endowment Fee paid on acceptance of a place at Hale School, philanthropic giving and bequests.

Management of the investment corpus aims to give Hale School a strong and permanent financial base.  In consultation with the Board of Governors, returns from the investment corpus are divested to the School to fund its Scholarship Programme and support its ongoing Capital Works Programme.

Mr Brett Fullarton (Foundation Chairman, 2012-24)

Brett Fullarton (1974-78) is a former Governor of Hale School (2000-10) and former Chairman of the Board of Governors (2007-10). He is the Chief Financial Officer of Peet Limited, an ASX listed national property developer, and was previously a senior partner with international accounting firm KMPG. He is a Trustee of the Perth Diocesan Trustees of the Anglican Church and is a former Commissioner of the West Australian Football Commission (2008-17).

His son attended Hale School.

Ms Miriam Borthwick (2018-24)

Miriam Borthwick (past parent) is a strategic communications specialist with more than 30 years’ experience across a diverse range of sectors including education, energy, Indigenous affairs and health. She has previously served on the Lotterywest Board and is currently a Governor of Hale School, a Board member of Healthway and of the disability services provider, Rocky Bay.

As a committee member of WA’s Women in Media networking group and as a part-time Media Advisor to the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, Miriam maintains extensive links with the media and provides media training and strategic communications advice to a variety of clients. 

Mr Mark Foster (2018-23)

Mark (1984-89) is the managing partner of a boutique corporate law firm in Perth.  He has over 20 years’ experience as a lawyer and has advised on numerous capital raisings and other transactional work.  He graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Law degree and has since completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment with KAPLAN (formerly the Securities Institute of Australia).

Mark is also a parent of three sons who attended Hale School.  Mark has served on the Board of Governors since 2014 and as Chair since 2018.

Mr John Garland (2016-25)

John (1972-76) has over 35 years’ experience in the property industry specialising in commercial, agribusiness and regional sales and investment. In 2012 he founded a managed fund, established to accommodate the government’s significant investor visa initiative, and has been involved in assisting Australian companies to establish offshore markets and trade initiatives.

John was actively involved in the Old Haleians’ Association for over 12 years, serving as President for five years. He has been a member of the Board of Governors since 2015 and is currently Chair of the Board’s Operations and Facilities Committee. John, his father and his son attended Hale School.

Mr Phil George (2022-25)

Phil (1983-88) is a Private Wealth Manager with one of WA’s best known advisory firms and has been advising private clients and organisations on their investment portfolios for 20 years.

His experience with, and deep understanding of issues shaping the performance of a broad range of asset classes enables him to oversee and contribute to the Foundation’s investment strategy.

Phil is a regular contributor and financial commentator via the ABC and other media outlets and is actively engaged with the community via a range of clubs and associations. Phil is a parent of two boys who attended Hale School.

Dr Eric Isaachsen (1990-2024)

Dr Eric Isaachsen (1964-68) is a retired General Practitioner and was a Member of the Liquor Commission of WA from 2011-20 providing input from a medical background.

He is second-generation Old Boy, with his father and his son both attending Hale School

Eric was actively involved with the Old Haleians’ Association from 1991-2017, including time as President and membership of the Board of Governors’ Nominee sub-committee. He served on the Board of Governors from 1995-2003, including five years as Chair between 1998-2002, and has been a member of the Hale Foundation since the early 1990s.

Mr Grant Robson (2023-ongoing)

Grant Robson (1981-85) is a commerce graduate of the University of Western Australia and a Chartered Accountant. He joined Macquarie in 1999 to establish the Business Banking division in Perth. 

Grant is a highly experienced banking and finance professional, and now leads distribution nationally for Macquarie’s Business Bank.

Grant and his wife Keeli have three children, including a son who is a past Hale student.

Mrs Eleanor Taylor (2023-25)

Eleanor Taylor (current parent) has over 20 years’ experience working in corporate law, specialising in employment, workplace relations, discrimination and workplace safety. In the course of her career she has worked at a senior level in a variety of top and mid-tier firms, assisting clients achieve their objectives in advisory, strategic and litigious matters.

Eleanor is currently completing her thesis at the University of Western Australia, considering interactions between Aboriginal children and the education and justice system in Western Australia between 1880 and 1920.

Eleanor has a son attending Hale School.

Hale School Foundation Staff

Hale School Foundation staff work with Hale’s broad philanthropic community who are interested in learning about and supporting the School’s vision of inspiring the authentic development of every boy.

Whether it be for assistance for students who would otherwise be unable to receive a Hale School education, or for supporting the School’s rolling capital works programme, or through providing major gifts to support other important programmes at the School, we welcome your interest.

Contact us if you would like to hear more about the Foundation and its important role at Hale School.

Andrine Terry (Director of Philanthropy)

About us

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