Who We Are

We’re a passionate, international team of education, tech and social impact specialists working together to make a meaningful difference to the learning and lives of marginalised children.

Our Team

Meet the dedicated people behind Plus Education


CEO | India


Head of Programs| India


Program Officer| Cambodia


Program Manager| Cambodia


Fundraising Manager | Australia


Software Tester | India


Program Officer | Cambodia


IT Support & Admin Officer | Cambodia


Admin Assistant | Cambodia


Finance Manager | India


Program Officer | Cambodia


Subject Matter Expert + Quality Liaison | India


Program Officer | Indonesia


Content Admin | India


Junior Executive Admin | India


Communications Manager | Australia


Field Communications Officer | Cambodia

Our Board

Get to know our board of directors who generously volunteer their time and expertise to support our organisation + our work

Clary Castrission OAM

Chairperson + Founder
Consultant at BCG | Australia

Clary is a strategy, commercial growth and business model innovation professional working in top-tier strategy consulting with Boston Consulting Group (BCG), having previously worked as freelance keynote speaker and strategy facilitator. After a life-changing trip to India in 2005, Clary founded Plus Education, then known as the 40K Foundation. He holds a Master of Business Administration and is a Medal of the Order of Australia recipient.

Gordon Stalley

Managing Director, Premier Fire | Australia

Trish Clancy

Managing Director + Partner, BCG | Australia​

Andrew Hipsley

Retired Executive Director, McDonalds Japan | Australia​

Jenny Ngov

Senior Manager-Business Risk & Advisory, Protiviti | USA

Bernie Ferguson

Head of Technical Program Management, Canva | Australia

Allanna Firth

Director- Data & Analytics, EY Analytics Asia-Pacific | Australia​

Get To Know Us Better

Find out more about our organisation or get in touch with us


Our story

It all started with a single trip to India! Learn about the history of Plus Education and the journey we’ve travelled so far. Find out what we’ve learned over the years and how we’ve evolved as an organisation.


Our policies + reports

Interested in the finer details of how we operate? In the interest of transparency, we openly share with you our various policies and guidelines that direct our work. Here you’ll also find our Annual Reports.


Contact us

Is there anything you’d like to know about us or our programs that we haven’t yet covered on our website? Then feel free to get in touch with our friendly team. We’re only an email away!

What We Value

Our core values define what’s important to us here at Plus Education



As an international, multicultural organisation, diversity is no less than essential to our work. We respect, celebrate and nurture our many differences, recognising that these differences make our organisation stronger and our programs more effective.



Most fundamentally, we value education, both as a means to unlocking potential and as a pathway to better opportunities. Our commitment to the education of children on the margins is the driving force behind all that we do at Plus Education.



We are committed to developing the confidence, skills and capabilities of children, teachers and our staff. We encourage and support participatory decision-making and ownership across all levels, both within our organisation and in our partnerships.



We hold ourselves to a high moral standard. We are deeply committed to truthful, transparent and ethical communication and conduct, and we actively encourage openness and accountability within our team.



As an organisation, we choose to focus on the positive every single day. We are committed to bringing energy and enthusiasm to our work and relationships, and we strive constantly to support and uplift those around us.



We have a strong commitment to innovation informed by knowledge. We make every effort to continuously improve what we do and how we do it, recognising that we’re only as good as the work we did yesterday.

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About Us

Plus Education is the group operating name of registered Australian charity, 40K Foundation Australia Ltd, and its subsidiary organisations, 40K Plus Education in India and Cambodia.

We are committed to child safety and creating a safe learning environment for children.

ABN: 46141849229
All donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible in Australia.