About

CLUB BOARD

Ms Helen Moylan
President
Mrs Yvonne Panagacos
Vice President
Ms Norah Breekveldt
Vice President
Ms Lisa Galbraith
Hon. Treasurer
Mrs Sarndi Addison
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Mrs Felicity Costigan
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Ms Jeanette Fry
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Ms Ileana Guizzo
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Ms Deborah Johnson
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Ms Leigh Mackay
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Ms Amy Poynton
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Mrs Margaret Webb OAM
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President

Ms Helen Moylan

Ms Helen Moylan
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B.A., Grad. Dip. Arch. & Rec. Mngmt., M. Cult. Heritage

Helen served as a Board Member for three years (2009-2012) and as Honorary Secretary for one year (2013) prior to taking up the position of Junior Vice President.

 
She was a member of the Membership Committee for five years and has also served as Dining Room Liaison and New Member Liaison.

 
Helen works part time as an archivist and has a particular interest in the maintenance of Club culture and traditions. She is a 20-year committee member of The Queen’s Fund trust for women and children and has served as Honorary Treasurer, Secretary and Deputy President of that organisation, which advocates for women’s education and welfare.

Vice President

Mrs Yvonne Panagacos

Mrs Yvonne Panagacos
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Dip. T.( A.T.T.I.), B.A., Grad. Dip. Ed. Admin., M. Ed. (Melb).

Yvonne is an active member of the Club and has been a member for over thirty years. She was elected to the Board in 2013 and attended the Australian Association of Lyceum Clubs (AALC) Conference in Perth in 2013 and the International Association of Lyceum Clubs (IALC) Conference in Amsterdam in 2016. In 2015 she took up the position of Junior Vice President and chaired the Programme Committee for two years. She is currently the Senior Vice President and chairs the Membership Committee. She was the co-convenor of the Current Affairs Circle for many years, is a member of the Artist Member Group and is currently a co-convenor of the Classics Circle and actively promotes the love of classical studies in the other private clubs of Melbourne. She is a member of the University of Melbourne Humanities Foundation Board.

With over 35 years in the education sector and as vice principal of an independent school and president of an established cultural club she brings change management, risk management and strategic planning skills to the Board and has a particular interest in supporting and promoting the Club culture and traditions.

 

 

 

Vice President

Ms Norah Breekveldt

Ms Norah Breekveldt

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B.A., MBA PostGradCert Neuroscience of Leadership

Norah possesses a Bachelor of Arts (BA) from the University of Melbourne, a Master of  Business  Administration (MBA) with distinction from the Melbourne Business School,    University of Melbourne, a Post-Graduate Certificate in the Neuroscience of Leadership from   Middlesex University and a Certificate in Professional Coaching.

She is a graduate of the Institute of Company Directors and a member of the International Coaching Federation. She has held Board positions at Very Special Kids Inc. Norah has held a number of advisory positions on government boards and committees including Board   member of the Employment Services Regulatory Authority, member of the Review Committee of the Affirmative Action (Equal Opportunity for Women) Act and the Advisory Committee Council for Equal Opportunity in Employment. She was also a Board member and President of Extended Families Australia.

 

Hon. Treasurer

Ms Lisa Galbraith

Lisa Galbraith

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B Com.

Lisa has experience in financial management, technology and strategic planning that she can apply within the Lyceum Club.

 
She has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne and has completed the Wharton School Executive Development Program at University of Pennsylvania.

 

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Mrs Sarndi Addison

Mrs Sarndi Addison

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Ec. Dip. Ed (Monash), B. Social Administration (Flinders)

Horticulture Cert, (Burnley)

Sarndi experienced training for life in the family hotel business.

She worked as a Social Worker in the private sector, the Department of Education (Vic) and local  councils. She now administers Family Investment Portfolios.

Born in Melbourne, she has lived in Adelaide and New Zealand.

Sarndi spent many years volunteering at her sons’ schools and was President of the Scotch College (Melb) Parents Association and a member of their 150-year Celebration steering committee. As treasurer of the Cure MS committee, she helped raise funds for MS Research at Monash University.

She enjoys many of the club activities and is currently a co-convenor of the choir and assistant for the Tech Group.

 

 

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Mrs Felicity Costigan

Mrs Felicity Costigan

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B.A. (Hon) PostGradDip. Library & Information Services (University of Melbourne)

Felicity brings to the Lyceum Board a range of skills from her 30 years working in the communications field. A brief career in academic libraries was then followed by time served in a commercial photo agency which lead her to a role at Vogue Australia in 1993. This opened the door to journalism where she spent the next 15 years working mainly for The Herald Sun and The Sunday Age. Felicity has worked with author Kaz Cooke as a researcher on two of her best-selling books.

 
Over the past 10 years, Felicity has developed a distinguished career in philanthropic services where she has worked as a philanthropic consultant as well as holding an Executive Officer role at an international development agency for women and girls. Felicity has been on the Board of Volunteers Australia and St. Mary’s House of Welcome, a service centre for the homeless.

 
A keen interest in rural and regional sustainability has inspired her to attempt a Master of Science which will hopefully be completed before she turns 100. Felicity is married to Joseph Costigan and has a son and daughter and a King Charles Cavalier named Humphrey.

 

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Ms Jeanette Fry

Ms Jeanette Fry

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TPTC. THTC. B.Ed.Spec

Jeanette Fry taught in Victorian Primary and Special Schools for 20 years and was President of the Peak Body, The Victorian  Association of Special Education for 3 years.

Her second career as the proprietor of The Excellent Moveable Feast involved her in event planning, catering and management, ranging from dinner for José Carreras, The Green Room at the VSO during rehearsal periods to training days at the Australian Education Union.

She participates in many Club Circles and enjoys taking an active role in Club life. Outside the Club her life revolves around family and friends with whom she loves to share her holiday house in the beautiful, historic town of Maldon.

 

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Ms Ileana Guizzo

Ms Ileana Guizzo

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B.A.

Ileana has been convenor of Club Circles at different times during her membership and now enjoys being a Circle member.  She combines part time work in the areas of policy development, quality improvement and risk management with committee membership with not for profit organisations.

 
Ileana believes that if the Club’s focus is on the original impetus for the creation of the first Lyceum Club, its members’ changing needs and expectations can be met.

 

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Ms Deborah Johnson

Ms Deborah Johnson

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B.A.(Hons), Masters in Management, Marketing & Economics, Graduate AICD.

Deborah has been co-convener of the Finance and Investment Circle since 2016. She currently works part time in investment management and is committed to improving the financial literacy and independence of women.

 
Her career has encompassed senior roles in stockbroking, funds management, the retail sector, as well as wine, tourism and government. Her skills include financial communication, investment analysis, critical thinking, marketing, PR, reputation management, governance and stakeholder relationships.

 
Deb has served on the Council of Queen’s College (currently Vice-President) for seven years and was previously a member of Bellbrae Cemetery Trust for five years. She lives in regional Victoria and greatly values the services and opportunities provided by the Club for country members.

 

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Ms Leigh Mackay

Ms Leigh Mackay

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Ll.B., GAICD.

Leigh is a regular attender at Club events, has supported the nomination of several members and is committed to continue the great ethos and culture so valued by Club members.

 
Leigh is an experienced lawyer with knowledge in the fields of governance and risk management. Her expertise draws on over 30 years in legal and management roles in business, Victorian State government entities and the not-for-profit sector. She is a Board member of the Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust and the Victorian Heritage Council and a member of the Grants Committee of the University of Divinity.

 
Leigh recently retired as a Canon of St Paul’s Anglican Cathedral after 12 years’ service.

 

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Ms Amy Poynton

Ms Amy Poynton

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B.A., MBA

Amy possesses a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Anthropology and Psychology from California State University, a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Monash University and is graduate of the Australia Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Directors Course.

Amy serves as co-convener of the Professional Women’s Circle. Amy manages a portfolio of work including executive coaching, business management. She is the chair of Project Respect, which advocates to eliminate human trafficking and supports women in the sex industry and is also a board member of Children’s Ground which is disruptive approach to drive generational change for First Nation communities to have agency of the their lives and futures.

 

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Mrs Margaret Webb OAM

Mrs Margaret Webb OAM

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Grad.Dip Bus.Mgt, Dip. Phys. Ed. B. Ed

Former Principal of Toorak College, Mt Eliza

44 years as an Educator

Director of Margaret Webb Consultancy

Board Chair Outdoor Education Group

Director Melbourne Indigenous Transition School

Council Mac.Robertson Girls High School

Director Mac.Rob Foundation

President alumnae of Mac.Robertson Girls High School (Palladians)