Lisa Jones commenced in the role of Chief Executive Officer of Ardoch in January 2022, bringing an extensive background in social impact, humanitarian action, community engagement and policy across the not-for-profit, public and private sectors.


Ardoch’s small team of talented employees punches above its weight each year.

Spread across six different locations in Victoria and NSW, our small team of just 21 people (14.7 full-time equivalent) underpins all our achievements. They coordinate programs, review and develop resources, build and maintain relationships with education and other community partners, mobilise more than 1700 volunteers, manage relationships with philanthropic supporters, corporate partners and individual donors and deliver all the other the ‘back of house’ functions that enable us to operate smoothly.

Ardoch Patron-in-Chief,
Governor of Victoria,
The Honourable Linda Dessau AC

We are honoured that the Governor of Victoria has shown her support for the education of children and young people in disadvantaged communities. Her patronage highlights the importance of this issue to all Australians.


Ardoch is privileged to have a volunteer Board of Directors steer our strategy to drive our organisation forward.

Our Directors are leaders in their chosen fields and committed to the work of Ardoch. They are responsible for providing the support and oversight Ardoch needs to continue to grow and strengthen our positive influence on educational outcomes for children and young people in disadvantaged communities.


Ardoch volunteers are essential to the delivery of our programs and our capacity to grow the number of school and early years partners we support.

Each year we mobilise over 1700 volunteers from corporate partners and the community to participate in our evidence-based programs. Our volunteers are at the heart of Ardoch’s work.

To find out more about how you can help improve educational outcomes through individual volunteering in schools and early years services or through our workplace volunteering programs, please click the ‘learn more’ button below.