Justin Porter – General Manager
Justin joined the Culture College team in 2016. He has been working in the Tourism Industry for close to 20 years and has an extensive background in Tour Operations and Management for groups, in particular Educational programs in Australia and Internationally. Justin has a passion for bringing life changing experiences to young people and is excited to be part of the team at Culture College and to showcase this amazing Australian program in East Arnhem Land.
Justin has been involved with student programs like World Youth Day and Alternative Schoolies since 2010. He has an extensive knowledge of Immersion programs and will be able to assist schools in delivering a life changing experience for their students with Culture College.
Robert Stein-Rostaing – Executive Director
Since selling his first company in 2000 in the data security sector, Robert has been an investor, TV & Film Producer, entrepreneur and deal maker across various industries including Real Estate. In 2001 Robert assisted his brother in creating ReefDoctor (www.reefdoctor.org), a UK-based non-profit marine conservation organisation conducting coral reef research and implementing marine management, education and social development with local fishing communities in the Bay of Ranobe south-west Madagascar. To this day he remains a Director and active contributor to the strategy and growth of ReefDoctor which most recently received the highest award from The Darwin Initiative for its work.
Robert is a Hooker family member and was recruited by L. Janusz Hooker in 2012 to work closely with him on several private and commercial ventures through Hooker Corporation as a senior analyst in Australia. He is currently Executive Director of Culture College and has been the driving force behind its conception and operation.
L Janusz Hooker – Founder & Co-Chair
LJ has over 20 years of experience as an international financier with a focus on real estate and private equity. He is currently the Chairman of LJ Hooker and Hooker Corporation, his private real-estate companies. He graduated from the Wharton School of Business and was a Bronze Medalist in Rowing at the 1996 Olympics.
LJ is passionate about youth education with a mission to unite and empower the next generation of Australia’s leaders. He and his wife are co-chairs of the Hooker Family Foundation and founded the Foundation for Kids in New York, the Kids to Coast educational exchange program in Central Australia and Culture College in Arnhem Land.
Ana Hooker – Founder & Co-Chair
Ana is a founder and co-chair of the Hooker Family Foundation with the leading project Kids to Coast. Together with her husband she created Foundation for Kids in New York and Culture College in Arnhem Land. She is a speaker of five languages and holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the AGSM in Sydney.
Prior to her passionate advocacy for education, Ana had a professional career in fashion. She was a model between New York, Paris, Miami and Milan. She was awarded a “Disaster Hero” in 2010 by the Premier of Queensland for the ground contribution to the flood reliefs in the Lockyer Valley.
Ellen Farley – Director of Resources
Ellen started as an Operations Manager and Executive Assistant in L. Janusz Hooker’s company TiNSHED, an Asia-Pacific investment firm comprising a group of the region’s leading private investors. She continued her career in the entertainment industry becoming an Actors’ Agent for Encompass Management and consequently for Marquee Management in Sydney, where she managed the careers of many high-profile Australian actors for over a decade.
Ellen is now an Executive Assistant to L. Janusz Hooker and is dedicated to helping all non-profit endeavours of the Hooker family. She is a Company Secretary and a Public Officer for Hooker Family Foundation.