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David Sherwood
Founder and Chair

Dave is the co-founder of London based VC funded company Bibliotech - the Spotify for Textbooks. As the 2013 Western Australian Rhodes Scholar, Dave studied PPE (Philosophy, Politics & Economics) at Oxford University after his BSc (Chemistry & Physics) at the University of Western Australia. Dave’s rural schooling experience at Bunbury Senior High School inspired him to co-found TLG to enable rural and Indigenous students to reach their full potential.


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Shane Devitt
Deputy Chair

Shane is a Koori man with over 24 years experience providing Governance, Internal Audit, Controls Optimisation and Risk Management services. He has provided these services to a diverse range of public and private sector clients across Australia, USA and New Zealand. Shane has a long history with PwC and continues to work on a part-time basis as a Principal in PwC’s Assurance Team in Western Australia.

Shane is a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.


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Annie Fogarty
Board Member

Annie, with her husband Brett, established The Fogarty Foundation in 2000 and has been the Executive Chairperson since inception. As a UWA Arts degree graduate, Annie previously worked in marketing and public relations in the tourism and arts sectors. Annie has experience in public and private stakeholder engagement and liaison, project management and development of effective partnership relationships. In 2013, Annie was made a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia for ‘significant service to equity, access and advancement of education in Western Australia’. In 2014, Annie was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Education by ECU. In 2015 Annie was acknowledged by ACEL (WA) as Pre-Eminent Educator.


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James Panarettos
Treasurer and Board Member

After previous roles as Chief Financial Officer and General Manager at TLG, James was elected to the board in 2015. James brings with him a wealth of finance industry experience from previous roles at BHP Billiton (Singapore) and PwC (Perth). His social impact interests have spurred his research in Development Economics (poverty alleviation) at Peking University HSBC Business School in China. As a recipient of the prestigious New Colombo Plan Fellowship, James also represents Australia on the international stage as an ambassador to Singapore and China.


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Scott Meacock
Board Member

Scott is an Associate at international law firm Squire Patton Boggs (AU), specialising in corporate and commercial litigation and has acted for clients in a variety of industry sectors, including energy and resources, commercial property, financial services and intellectual property and technology. 

Scott has experience volunteering in activities seeking to promote engagement by primary and secondary schools students in their own education and, with a young family, he is keenly aware of the importance of educational opportunities for all children.

Scott holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia.


Travis Elliott
Founder and Board Member

Travis Elliott


Kirsten Williams
Board Member

Kirsten Williams


David Price
Board Member

David Price