Kerry-Anne Johnston is a proud Goodwill Ambassador for FSHD Global Research Foundation. Kerry-Anne has supported the Foundation since 2013 and continues to enthusiastically engage in and assist with fundraising and events.
A true philanthropist, Kerry-Anne is also a founding patron of the Australian Redcross Society of Women Leaders (SWL); a Starbassador and wishgranter for the Starlight Children’s Foundation; a co-patron with her husband Gary of The Steve Waugh Foundation (assisting children with rare diseases) and a sponsor of a research program Charlie’s Champions which is headed by Dr Charlie Teo into the cure for brain cancer in children.
She is presently CEO of The Bayard Foundation, a private fund helping charities in need set up through their family company Jaycar Electronics.
Formerly Kerry-Anne worked for The Department of Education for 21 years, teaching both in Australia and overseas. Achieving Assistant Principal and Senior Education Officer in Mathematics, she wrote curriculum and programs to support teachers in over 90 schools. Kerry-Anne assisted in piloting an assessment in Year 7 now known as NAPLAN. Assessing students in Literacy and Numeracy across Australia.
A true feminist, a mother and step mother to four children and grandmother, Kerry-Anne is passionate about helping those in need and making a difference.