Dr Mark Roberts and Lisa Anne Ayres

Mark and Lisa Anne have been part of the Lauriston community since daughter Beatrice started at Sutherland House in 2018. 

The family have thrown their support behind the School and several of its supporting associations. Mark initially joined the Lauriston Parents’ Association and then the Lauriston Foundation Board as the LPA representative. Now an independent member of the Foundation Board, he is also a member of the Fathers of Lauriston committee.   

Mark and Lisa Anne are also supporters of the It’s Her Turn campaign, which is helping fund the development of new sports and learning facilities at Lauriston. 

“Gender equality issues are front and centre in contemporary Australia including pay gap, board diversity and media representation. 

 “We want to see every Lauriston student receive the best possible education, experiences and opportunities. Contributing to the school, even with your expertise and time, goes a long way to see our girls’ reach their full potential. The small actions of the broad Lauriston community will have a big impact on the lives of all Lauriston girls.” 

The desire to give back has been passed on to Beatrice, who, keen to show her support for the recent 120th-anniversary campaign, has become the Foundation’s youngest supporter. 

“Beatrice genuinely wanted to be part of the 120th campaign. She spoke to her grandparents and friends and raised $120, which she then donated.”  

Mark and Lisa Anne encourage families to get involved in their daughter’s education journey in a way that suits their circumstances.   

“Whether it’s through volunteering, joining one of the various association committees, or showing your support by making a donation to the It’s Her Turn campaign, everyone can be part of their daughter’s Lauriston journey in some way.”