The Pinnacle Foundation welcomes new Patron Jennifer Westacott AO – CEO Business Council of Australia, Non–Executive Director Wesfarmers, Chair Mental Health Council of Australia and Co–Patron Pride in Diversity.

Westacott AO joins the Foundation’s Patron–in–Chief Her Excellency The Hon Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, Patrons The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce AC and Founding Patron Sean Linkson OAM.

Jennifer is an extraordinary example of determination and the power of education to transform – an inspiration to the many scholars The Pinnacle Foundation has supported since its creation in 2009.

“I am delighted to join The Pinnacle Foundation as Patron supporting their national network, providing scholarships for education and mentorship to empower young LGBTIQ+ Australians.There are few things more paralysing than the sting of exclusion which too often deprives young Australians of their right to reach their full potential. I’m proud to support an organisation working to end this discrimination and support talented young Australians.” The Pinnacle Foundation Patron, Jennifer Westacott AO

“We are excited to welcome Jennifer Westacott AO as Patron of The Pinnacle Foundation. Her wealth of experience and expertise will be invaluable to our work in supporting education for young LGBTIQ+ Australians.” Andrew Staite, CEO, The Pinnacle Foundation

“We’re pleased to have Jennifer Westacott AO join our incredible cohort of Patrons. Her connection to the Australian business community and passion to provide educational and vocational support to marginalised young Australians will help The Pinnacle Foundation nurture future young Australian LGBTIQ+ leaders.” Paul Zahra, Chair, The Pinnacle Foundation

Jennifer Westacott AO replaces Patron Professor Kerryn Phelps AM and her wife Jackie Stricker–Phelps following seven years of outstanding service to The Pinnacle Foundation. Chair Paul Zahra, on behalf of The Pinnacle Foundation, would like to thank Professor Kerryn and Jackie for their tireless efforts in supporting the Foundation.