Introducing …

Introducing …


Each eNews, we introduce you to one of our wonderful Chapter Members, through a Question & Answer type interview article. 

Therefore, in the hotseat this edition, is Beck Healy, Director of Philanthropy, Scotch College Adelaide & SA-NT Chapter Vice President


Tell us something that might surprise us about you? 
While at school, I studied piano at the Elder Conservatorium of Music in Adelaide. Whilst not an accomplished pianist and haven’t played for a long time, I played a duet at the Festival Centre with Anna Goldsworthy who is now the Director of the Elder Conservatorium.  

What led you to your present role? What is your favourite aspect? 
The opportunity to work with a wonderful community and institution where I could make an impact led me to my current role. My favourite aspect is connecting with donors and getting to hear people’s stories. 

How long have you been a member of EP? 
I have been a member of Educate Plus since 2018 when I was first employed in the education sector and have since worked in the areas of Philanthropy and Marketing & Communications. 

What has being a member done to help your career development? 
I have found that connecting with other like-minded individuals and the opportunity to attend professional development events, has not only enhanced my understanding of the educational sector but has broadened my understanding of the role advancement plays in an educational setting. The benefit I have gained from being a member of Educate Plus has been invaluable and led me to put my hand up to be part of the SA/NT Chapter Committee. 

Who would you like to have lunch with and where? 
I would really like to have lunch with Donald Trump as I have so many questions. It would have to be in the Trump Tower and of course, at his expense. 

Favourite food and why? 
I can’t go past a grazing plate. Cheese is my weakness, especially a French triple cream brie, with Maggie Beer quince paste. It brings back memories of backpacking around Europe and eating baguettes with brie cheese on the sidewalk in Paris. 

Where is your favourite travel location and why? 
I have travelled extensively throughout Europe. I was born in the UK and emigrated to Australia with my parents in the early 80s. Returning to see family in the UK every couple of years was also met with a trip to a different part of Europe. It is hard to pinpoint my favourite place – but it is hard to go past Chamonix in the French Alps or island hopping in Greece.  

What does success look like to you? 
To me, success is waking up each day with a sense of purpose, knowing that I am contributing meaningfully to something larger than myself. It’s about making a positive impact on the lives of others, whether through my work, family, or community involvement. 


Thank you Beck … It’s been wonderful getting to know you!