Imke Fischer was the inaugural treasurer of the Tom Brock Bequest Committee when it was set up by 1999 and served in this capacity until 2017.
Vale Imke Fischer
Imke was born in Germany, the daughter of Rolf Fischer, a medical doctor and a pilot, and his wife Ruth. Little is known of her early years in Germany, other than the fact that she was a gymnast. Imke emigrated to Australia in 1968 beginning life here as a cook. Her daughter Anja Turner recalled that she was ‘quite driven’ to develop educational qualifications spending much time studying for the HSC and then pursuing teacher training. She was then appointed a physical education teacher at Boronia High School in Melbourne. Imke then equipped herself for a career in tertiary teaching by undertaking academic study at Victoria University and Gippsland Institute. Continue reading