‘Helping Others Is the Most Satisfying Thing You Can Do in Life’: Nicola Forrest
By Nicole Richards
Bold ambition has never been in short supply in the Forrest family. It’s a trait that seems to give shape to most of the family’s endeavours, philanthropic or otherwise.
In May 2017, the Forrests announced their intention to give away $400 million, the biggest ever philanthropic gift made by a living Australian. In keeping with their tradition of audacious goal-setting, the Forrests have set their sights on “eliminating” both cancer and modern slavery. That’s in addition to their ongoing work to end disparity for Indigenous Australians through sustainable employment and welfare policy reform (GenerationOne), ensuring every child has the best chance to reach their potential (Thrive by Five), enabling world class research collaborations (Forrest Research Foundation) and supporting arts and community initiatives.