Meet Tintern Grammar’s Governance (‘The Board’)

What has four engineers, a cartographer, and a cluster of marketers, lawyers and IT specialists, as well as some high-flying educators? 

It is not a very hard riddle.  The answer is Tintern Grammar’s Governance. 

Here are some more facts: 

  • Between the Board and its committees, there are three PhDs (and another is on the way!)
  • Three members own and run their own businesses, and many run businesses for others. 
  • Two are employed by universities and one by a professional body.
  • One is quite unsuccessfully retired. 
  • All are volunteers and receive no other benefit for their commitment
  • All are high performers.

Tintern Grammar’s Board comprises eleven members. All of these are on one or more of the Board’s three committees: House & Grounds; Finance & Risk, and Governance. 

There are five independent (that is, non-Board) members across the Committees. Of the 16 members, ten are male and six are female.

Six Tintern staff members attend Board and Committee meetings. Some attend one committee, while others attend more than one. The Principal and the Executive Assistant (as Minute Secretary) attending, which totals 28 meetings per year. The Board also meets with Senior Executive staff twice yearly to engage in strategic planning.

In their governance of the School, the Tintern Grammar Board is committed to best practice. The group undergoes annual Board Appraisal and is currently planning an external Board Governance Review to further develop their abilities and performance.

As you may also be aware, the Board and Committee members are committed to the School community and are actively involved in the life of the School, attending numerous events throughout the year.

If you have suggestions to share and are interested in being involved in the governance of Tintern Grammar, please let us know via board@tintern.vic.edu.au.  We plan to offer an information session for prospective governance members in the future.

Greg Hoxley
Chair

John Capper
Deputy Chair

Eric Choong
Board Member

Rosemary Bennett
Board Member

Mike Blood
Board Member

Alex Danne
Board Member

Robert Dark
Board Member

Jessica Davies
Board Member

Louis Nottle
Board Member

Simon Scherer
Board Member

Andrew Wilcox
Board Member

Ozlem Akgun
Nominated Independent
House and Grounds
Karen Gately
Nominated Independent 
Finance and Risk
Jacinta Richards-Wain
Nominated Independent
Governance
Wendy Smith
Nominated Independent
Governance
Mal Spears
Nominated Independent
House and Grounds

 

by Rev Dr John Capper, Deputy Chair of the Board and Chair of Governance Sub Committee

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