SCHOOL COUNCIL MEMBERS

The major committees working under council are the audit finance and risk committee, assets management committee and the nominating committee.

The Nominating Committee is responsible for making recommendations for new appointments to Council. Appointments are made with the object of ensuring that the composition of Council provides as much breadth as possible in terms of expertise and interests.

Jeremy Kirkwood (FB'79)

Mr Kirkwood is an Old Geelong Grammarian and a past parent. 

He joined the Council in 1996 and was appointed Chairman of Council in 2004.

He is also a Foundation Board member.

 

Rob Backwell

Mr Backwell is an Old Geelong Grammarian and a future parent.

He joined the Council in 2014.

He is a Director of Helmsman Funds Management Limited and the IXL Group of companies.

 

Edward Buckingham (P'88)

Professor Buckingham is an Old Geelong Grammarian.

He joined the Council in 2016.

He is a Director of Engagement at Monash Business School where he teaches strategy.

 

John Chomley

Mr Chomley is an Old Geelong Grammarian and a current parent.

He joined the Council in 2017.

He is an Investment Director of EMR Capital and Director of Capricorn Copper and EMR Golden Grove.

 

Philip Crutchfield Q.C.

Mr Crutchfield is a current parent.

He joined the Council in 2017.

He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, a former partner of a national law firm, and a past president of the Commercial Bar Association of Victoria.

 

Margaret Gillett

Ms Gillett is currently the Old Geelong Grammarian President.

She joined Council in 2015.

She is also the COGA President and a past parent.

 

Jan Hamilton

Mrs Hamilton is a past parent.

She joined the Council in 2013 and was appointed Deputy Chair of Council in 2015.

She is the co-founder of NurtureOne Childcare.

 

Genia Janover

Ms Janover was Principal of Melbourne’s Bialik College for 20 years.

She was named as one of Australia’s top 10 educators in 2003 and Principal of the Year in 2007.

She joined the Council in 2009.

 

P_McBainPenny McBain

Mrs McBain is Chair of the Foundation Board, Chair of the Tommy Garnett Scholarship Fundraising Committee and an ex officio member of all fundraising committees.

She is also a past parent. 

She joined the Council in 2016.

 

Stephen Meek

Mr Meek has been the Principal of Geelong Grammar School since 2004.

He is also a past parent and an ex-officio member of the Council.

He is also a Foundation Board Member.

Dr Susan Nicolson

Dr Nicolson is a current parent.

She joined the Council in 2013.

She is the lead researcher of the Adolescent Mothers Project (AMPLE) at the Royal Women's Hospital.

 

Andrew Moore

Mr Andrew Moore is the Secretary for the Council.

He is the School's Commercial Director.

He is also a past parent.