Philip Grutzner taught at Camberwell Grammar School where he became a Head of House and did a one-year teaching exchange to Manchester Grammar, United Kingdom.
Philip’s first principal’s role was at Braemar College, Woodend, from 1997 to 2004. During that time Braemar College grew in enrolments and reputation, reflecting Philip’s professionalism and management capability. As the Headmaster of St Peter’s College Adelaide from 2005 to 2010, he led a major turn-around in that school. Since 2010, Philip has been the Principal of Carey Baptist Grammar School.
Philip is a Director of Independent Schools Victoria (ISV), a Board member of the Independent Schools Council of Australia, a member of the G20 Group of International Schools, and has been the Chair of the Victorian Ecumenical Schools System, a Board member of St Mark’s College, South Australia and a member of the Ethics Committee of St Andrew’s Hospital, Adelaide. He also assisted with the establishment of Cobram Grammar, Cobram.
Philip is a regular speaker and writer on the topics of critical incident management and strategic planning. Each year he runs workshops for new Principals within ISV. Philip has encouraged and mentored many aspiring leaders who have gone on to lead their own schools. More recently at Carey Baptist Grammar School, Philip introduced a major strategic plan which includes a research-based positive education program for staff and students and the Centre for Learning and Innovation was opened.