Board of management
Independent Schools Victoria Governing Body
Mr Jeremy Kirkwood (Geelong Grammar
Principal, Pilot Advisory Group; Chairman, Geelong Grammar
School; Former Director – Board of Management, Melbourne Theatre Company; Former
Board Member, Midway Ltd.
Dr Anne Waterhouse, MBBS (St
Medical Practitioner; Member and Past Chair of Council, St
Mr Ken Fehily, B.Ec., FCA, FCPA,
FTIA (Bialik College)
Director, Fehily Advisory P/L; Governor of Bialik College;
Board of Melbourne Art Foundation; Chairperson, Urban Renewal Authority
Victoria; Indirect Tax (especially GST).
Mr Alan P Frees, MAICD (Mentone
Girls’ Grammar School)
Founder/Co-Owner - Business Redirections; Lawyer/former
partner, Arthur Robinson & Hedderwicks; AISV Chairman 2002-2005.
Mr Rod Lyle, Bcom, LLB, MBA (Trinity
Grammar School – Kew)
Partner, Clayton Utz; Council Member, Trinity Grammar School
– Kew; Director SASS Victoria; Director Pro Medicus Ltd.
Mr Gary Seymour (Fintona Girls’
Chief Executive Officer, Macquarie Premium Funding Pty
Limited; VIS BGA Board Member; former Managing Director, Willis Australia.
Heads of School
Dr Heather Schnagl, BSc (Hons), PhD,
DipEd, MEd, MACE, FACEL, MAICD (Principal, Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School)
Independents Schools Victoria representative on Victorian
Institute of Teaching Council; Director, The Invergowrie Foundation; former
Treasurer, Girls Sport Victoria; former Board Member Peter MacCallum Cancer
Mr Simon Gipson, BA Grad, Dip Eng,
Dip Ed, MEdMan, MACE FAIM (Head of the School, St Michael’s Grammar School)
Member of St Michael’s Grammar School Board of Directors;
Treasurer of Centre for Strategic Education.
Mr Philip Grutzner, B.For.Sci.,
Dip.Ed., MBA, MACE (Principal, Carey Baptist Grammar School)
Board Member of the Association of Ecumenical Schools of
Victoria; Board Member of the Australian Anglican Schools Network; AHISA (Vic)
State Executive; Founding Council Member Christ the King Anglican College; Board
Member of St Mark’s College, Adelaide; Member of the Ethics Committee of St
Andrew’s Hospital, Adelaide.
Mrs Jill Healey, BSc, DipEd, MEdSt
(Executive Principal, Flinders Christian Community College)
Member State Council Christian Schools Australia Vic/ Tas;
former Chairman State Council Christian Schools Australia Vic/Tas; Director of
Christian Schools Australia National Council; former Director of Australian
Association of Christian School National Council.
Mr Tony Sheumack, MEDAdmin. BSc.
DipEd. MACE (Headmaster, Beaconhills College)
AHISA Executive – July 2009 to July 2011; Member of SIS and
Mr Bruce Simons, Med, Grad Dip Ed
Admin, B Ed (Principal, The Hamilton and Alexandra College)
Board Member AHISA Victoria; Hamilton District Skills
Centre; Victorian System of Ecumenical Schools.
Co-opted Board Members
VIS BGA Chairman
Mrs Susan Hughes, BA LLB
VIS BGA Chariman; Scotch College Council; former Solicitor;
former Executive Officer, Victorian Parents’ Council.
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