Frederic has been a member of the Committee since 2017, and is currently its President. He comes from a multicultural family and developed his passion towards bilingual education when he was Finance Director of the French school in Singapore and saw the benefits in his daughter’s education. He now works as a consultant in PwC and brings his expertise in financial and project management.
Vice-President – Janos Jersch
Janos has been the FANS Vice-President since January 2018 looking after the Bilingual Programme. He also leads a task force looking to extend bilingual education to high schools. Having experienced an international education in France, Germany, the US and the UK, Janos is a passionate believer in bilingual and multicultural education. He is a documentary producer-director and consults at leading television broadcasters. He brings his communication expertise and passion for teaching to FANS.
Treasurer – Christine Charron-Doucet
Christine works as Finance Manager for Fighting Chance, an NFP organisation in the disability sector, and was appointed Treasurer of FANS in September 2018. With over 12 years’ experience in accounting across various industries and proud of her French-Canadian heritage, she is delighted to share her expertise and contribute to the success of FANS. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Canada, completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting in France and she is a member of CPA Australia since 2015.
Secretary – Virginie Rubio
Virginie has been living in Sydney for 9 years, and grew up in Grenoble. She works for the Alliance Française of Sydney and has joined the FANS committee in 2018 as its secretary. She is passionate about bilingualism, teaching and promoting French culture.
Professional skills: Business Development, Marketing, Communication and sales.
She is part of the Primary School and Governance sub-committees.
Public Officer – Terrence Moloney
Terrence Moloney was born in Canada and used to spend school holiday breaks in the Dordogne. He currently works at Westpac in its treasury function. Prior to coming to Sydney, he worked in New York, Tokyo, London and Singapore. He has two children that were enrolled in the Killarney Heights Primary School bilingual program, one in the Anglophone stream and the other in the Francophone stream. He is very pleased to be involved in FANS and hopes to make the programs it offers even better for future generations.
Welcome New Families Officer
Welcome New Families Officer – Emilie Waiss
Emilie has been a FANS member for 8 years and a member of the committee since 2018. She welcomes families new to the program helping them settle with the new school life offering a wide range of advice. This has been very rewarding role and she is delighted to offer her support and knowledge to this dynamic community.
She is thrilled to see how the committee has evolved over the years and wishes to keep improving what’s on offer.
She is a sport and life coach, with an international experience.
Social Activities Coordinator
Social Activities Coordinator – Lionel Puyhardy
Lionel has been looking after all social activities matters since joining the FANS Committee in 2018. He juggles his time with the association with working as an Uber Driver as well as serving as the head coach to the Sydney University Handball Team. It is important to him to the see the Program being extended to the high school. Also, he sees the program as a way to get a vibrant and active multicultural community, in which he takes pride in being an active member and ensuring the membership is looked after.
French Market Leader
French Market Leader – Coralie Andrade
Coralie arrived in Australia in 2016 from Madrid-Spain. Since then she has been involved as one of the volunteers overseeing the French Market, initially looking after logistics and last year as the leader of the event. She’s also part of the Primary School sub-committee. She has 3 children at KHPS (12-10-8 years old) and since the beginning of their Australian adventure, she’s taken a break from her career as a Medical Doctor and Project Director in Research & Development in the pharmaceutical industry.
Communication Officer – Johan Lequien
Johan may be our youngest member since arrived in Australia in 2018, but he is passionate about communication, education (he is assigned to the University of Sydney) and he always want to make the bridge between the Australian and the French communities. Passionate about sport, he brings a vibrant spirit to our group and assist us with the communication strategy and website makeover. He has 2 children (2 and 5 years old), including one in Kindy in KHPS.
FANS – Coordination
Mme Anne-Marie Durnin, General Manager
General enquiries : Tèl 02 9451 4185 – Portable 0488 776 133 – Email : [email protected]
PO Box 472 – Forestville NSW 2087