Stella Axarlis AM
From mathematics teacher to internationally acclaimed opera singer, managing director and Board member, Stella Axarlis consults with organisations that are undertaking significant cultural change and presents nationally and internationally on issues of business excellence, management, organisational culture and education and training.
Stella Axarlis holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (Melbourne University).
She has been a member of the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council for a maximum of three terms and a member of the Premier’s Victorian Economic, Social and Environmental Policy Council.
In 2006 she was recognised for her contribution to Vocational and Technical Education in the National Training Awards by the naming of the “Stella Axarlis Australian School Based Apprentice of the Year Award”.
In 1998 she became a Member of the Order of Australia in recognition of her contribution to training, business and children with disabilities, in 2002 she was recognised in Victoria’s Awards for Excellence in Multicultural Affairs and in 2003 she received a Centenary Medal.
Stella was appointed a Board Member at Phillip Island Nature Parks (PINP) in July 2003.
President - Friends of Churchill Island Society, PINP Chair - Community Advisory Committee, PINP Chair- Education Advisory Committee, Member of PINP Audit Committee