meet brad - geelong's new education partnership coordinator  

Brad Roylance

We are pleased to announce a new addition to the Ardoch team, Brad Roylance! Brad is the new Educational Partnership Coordinator (EPC) in Geelong. He comes to us with extensive knowledge and experience within education and working with disadvantaged communities. Brad has worked for the Australian Sports Commission on a variety of physical education initiatives for young people, and most recently managed the delivery of education programs with The Smith Family in Geelong.

Tell us something about yourself.
I have been senior secondary PE, Outdoor Education and Science teacher. I’m a parent of a grown up son and I compete in Mountain Bike races in different parts of Australia. The last interstate race was in WA and the next is in NZ. One of my favourite things to do is a walk on the beach with my partner and my playful kelpie-cross Layla.

What are the key responsibilities of your role and what goals do you aim to achieve as the new Geelong EPC?
Building on some great education and community partnerships in Geelong and enhancing these relationships to develop the education programs we offer children and youth through our partner schools and early years providers.

What inspired you to start working for a not-for-profit particularly with children?
I have always found it very rewarding to work with children and teens in an education setting, I wanted to find a role that combined my desire to improve educational outcomes for students with a specific focus on lower socio-economic communities.

What attracted you to working in the Geelong area?
The beach and the country lifestyle! The Bellarine is a lovely spot to live, a good mix of country, with a large regional city close by. So there is always a variety of events on, great wineries and cafés, and a beautiful natural environment to enjoy!