School Council

Guildford Grammar School CouncilThe governing body of Guildford Grammar School, the School Council, is comprised of twelve Fellows. 

Five Fellows are nominated by the Perth Diocesan Council, one by the Archbishop of Perth, two by the Old Guildfordians Association, one by the Parents & Friends Society and three elected by the Fellows themselves.
 
The School Council’s role is to govern the School, while it is the function of the Principal and Senior Management to manage the organisation in accordance with the policies and directions of the School Council.  The School Council and the Principal work in partnership to achieve the purpose or mission of the School.
 
The School Council establishes the strategic settings for the School which state the Purpose of the School, its core values and its strategic direction.  Based on the strategic settings, the School Council approves the strategic plan developed in partnership with the Principal and staff.  The Principal and staff implement the strategic plan within a set of policies established by the School Council. 
 
Progress on the implementation of the strategic plan is monitored by the School Council through regular reports from the Principal.
 
The work of the School Council is carried out in accordance with the School Governance Charter.  The Charter, which is subsidiary to the School’s Constitution and Rules and relevant statutory regulations, acknowledges the interdependence of the members of the School family and the mutual accountability that accompanies working together for the common good.  It is based on transparent, responsible and regenerative processes for the good governance of the School.
 

FELLOWS OF COUNCIL

 
Mr Roger Port, Chair, Guildford Grammar School CouncilName: Mr Roger Port
 
Role: Chair of Council, Audit & Risk Committee
 
Qualifications and Memberships: BA, FCA, SF Fin, FAICD
 
Experience: Chartered accountant; former PwC partner; non-executive director of MG Kailis Holdings, Eagle Mountain Mining and Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research; past Guildford Grammar School parent.
 
Areas of speciality: Business, finance, risk and governance
 
 




Mrs Monique Brown, Guildford Grammar School CouncilName: Monique Brown
 
Role: Fellow of Council
 
Qualifications and Memberships: BApSci. GradDipEd
 
Experience: Teacher; farmer; Chair of Hyden Community Resource Centre; Hyden Primary School Board Member; past Guildford Grammar School parent.
 
Areas of speciality: Education, boarding, communication, well-being
 
 




Michael Hillgrove, Guildford Grammar School CouncilName: Michael Hillgrove
 
Role: Fellow of Council, Treasurer, Chair of Audit & Risk Committee
 
Qualifications and Memberships: Bachelor of Business, FCA
 
Experience: Chartered accountant, partner of Grant Thornton, past Guildford Grammar School parent.
 
Areas of speciality: Accounting, auditing, finance




 
 
 
Mr Sean Johnstone, Guildford Grammar School CouncilName: Sean Johnstone
 
Role: Fellow of Council, Audit & Risk Committee, Chair of Boarding Redevelopment Committee
 
Qualifications and Memberships: Bachelor of Business (Economics & Financial Management), Master’s Degree (Leadership & Management), AAICD
 
Experience: Director of Oxygen Corporate, BullAnt Security, Swivelpole; past board member of Guildford Grammar School Foundation; past Guildford Grammar School parent.
 
Areas of speciality: Strategy, business performance, project management, finance and risk



 
 
Peter Kerr, Guildford Grammar School CouncilName: Peter Kerr
 
Role: Fellow of Council
 
Qualifications and Memberships: Bachelor of Economics (Hons)
 
Experience: Executive Manager Strategy & Business Development at Western Power; former Reserve Bank Economist, Bureau Chief for the Australian Financial Review; Old Guildfordian
 
Areas of speciality: Communication and marketing, strategy, media, Government relations
 
 




Mr Paul Lampropoulos, Guildford Grammar School CouncilName: Paul Lampropoulos
 
Role: Fellow of Council, Boarding Redevelopment Committee
 
Qualifications and Memberships: LLB, BComm (Fin)
 
Experience: General Manager Aigle Royal Group; Old Guildfordian; past School Captain.
 
Areas of speciality: Property development, law
 
 





Danielle Norrish, Guildford Grammar School CouncilName: Danielle Norrish
 
Role: Fellow of Council
 
Qualifications and Memberships: GAICD, Member of Chamber of Arts & Culture Western Australia, Member of the Perth Advertising and Design Club
 
Experience: Previously State Manager of The Communications Council; past P&F President and FOPS Secretary; current Guildford Grammar School parent.
 
Areas of speciality: Marketing, advertising, public relations, not-for-profit business management, advocacy
 
 



Gregory Seach, Guildford Grammar School CouncilName: Gregory Seach
 
Role: Fellow of Council (Archbishop’s Nominee)
 
Qualifications and Memberships: Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), Dip. Ed (Syd.); B.D. (Hons.), Adv. Dip. Min (MCD); PhD (Cantab)
 
Experience: Warden, Wollaston Theological College; Adjunct Lecturer in Theology and Religious Studies, Murdoch University; Adjunct Fellow in the School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Philosophy and Theology, The University of Notre Dame, Australia (Fremantle Campus), Member, Board of the Anglican Schools Commission; previously Dean and Fellow, Clare College, Cambridge and Adjunct Lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge and Boarding House Tutor, Melbourne Grammar School.
 
Areas of speciality: Education
 
   
Mr Mitchell Wells, Guildford Grammar School CouncilName: Mitchell Wells
 
Role: Fellow of Council, Audit & Risk Committee
 
Qualifications and Memberships: LLB, BComm
 
Experience: Director and Legal Counsel, Resonance Health Ltd; Board Member Old Guildfordians Association; past board member of Guildford Grammar School Foundation; Old Guildfordian.
 
Areas of speciality: Business, law and governance
 
 
 



Shelley RobertsonName: Shelley Robertson

Role: Fellow of Council

Qualifications and Memberships: B. Sc, Graduate Dip. (Petroleum Eng.), MBA (Oil & Gas), GAICD

Experience:  Executive General Manager Energy - Mineral Resources, extensive experience in oil and gas, mining, infrastructure and renewable energy; non-executive director Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre, Advisory Board Member Women Leaders' Institute and Chair MRL Diversity and Inclusion Steering Committee.

Areas of speciality: Compliance risk, legal and human resources





Dr William RyanName: Dr Bill Ryan

Role: Fellow of Council

Qualifications and Memberships:  B. Sc (UWA), PhD (UWA), GAICD

Experience:  Chair of The Guildford Grammar Foundation Inc., Chair of Agricultural Product Commission, Director of Agrifuture Australia and Director of Mt Burdett Foundation Pty Ltd.

Areas of speciality: Business strategy, finance, risk and governance






Name: Rachael Cottier

Role: Fellow of Council

Qualifications and Memberships: B. Accounting (Hons.) (University of Glasgow), CA (Australia & New Zealand and Scotland), MBA (UWA), GAICD

Experience:  Chief Financial Officer Azure Capital, Director and Chair of Audit & Risk Committee of Therapy Focus Limited.

Areas of speciality: Financial management, audit, secretarial compliance risk, legal and human resources.






Mr Tim Cocks, Guildford Grammar SchoolSecretary to Council
Mr Tim Cocks CA, CTP Snr, CTA, FGIA, FCIS, B.Bus, Grad Dip (Accounting)