New Tintern Grammar Board Member

We are pleased to welcome Karen Gately to the Tintern Grammar Board.

Karen is a graduate of Tintern (YG 1988) and a keen advocate for the education she received during her time as a student at our school. Karen is a vital and energetic advisor, author, media commentator and competitor. She currently runs her own consultancy business, and she has worked in client service, strategy and planning as well as quality management leadership roles. Karen’s career includes eight years with The Vanguard Group where she was the head of human resources for the Asia Pacific region, followed by the  founding of her own company, Ryan Gately, an HR consultancy with offices in both Melbourne and Brisbane. Karen works with organisations large and small (including schools and the Department of Education and Training) across a broad range of industries to assist them to build and leverage talented and energized teams with a spectrum of leadership and support services. This level of business and community guidance is reflected in her regular contributions to a range of business publications, and Karen has written two books – The Corporate Dojo: driving extraordinary results through spirited people and The People Manager’s Toolkit. It is a reflection of her public profile in the field that she is regularly invited to share her insights on broadcast media. Most recently, Karen appeared on the ABC TV weekend breakfast news, where she commented upon how to manage the stresses for both students and their families in preparing for final examinations!

The Tintern Board welcomes Karen’s strategic abilities in the areas of planning, well-being and human resource development amongst others. Since running her own business Karen has often been engaged to work with senior leadership teams to define a clear vision for the future, map out the road to success and align performance management and execution – skills which will serve Tintern well as we move towards a further period of vision for success. Karen’s approach is deeply rooted in the 25 years she spent training and teaching karate, which informs and stimulates engagement with broad range of people and situations.

In recent years Karen has spoken at Tintern Grammar assemblies and events, whilst taking an active role as the nominated independent member of the Tintern Finance and Risk Committee. We extend our good wishes and look forward to working with Karen as she begins her time on our school Board. 

by Rosemary Bennett, Tintern Grammar Board Member



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