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BA, MBus, FAICD
Risk Management Committee (Chair); Executive Committee
Sue's association with CGGS began in 1971, joining the School in Year 11 and becoming School Vice Captain in 1972. Her two daughters, Madeleine (2000) and Stephanie (2005) joined the school in 1996. Sue was appointed to the School Board in 2000. She was previously a member and Deputy President of the P&F and President of the Grammarians' Association. Sue runs her own successful secretariat and governance services business, following careers in federal politics and the public service.
Professor Frances Shannon
Board Deputy Chair
BSc (Hons), PhD
Professor Frances Shannon is the Deputy Vice Chancellor Research and Innovation at the University of Canberra (UC). She previously held the positions of Deputy Director and Director of the John Curtin School of Medical Research at the Australian National University. Professor Shannon ran a successful biomedical research laboratory in Adelaide and Canberra before moving into university leadership positions. Her daughters, Hannah (2007) and Emma (2013) attended CGGS.
BComm, LLB, GDLP
Development, Masterplan and Building Committee (Chair); Executive Committee
Jure joined the Board in 2015 and is interested in assisting CGGS further its excellent reputation as a leading school, with a particular focus on its buildings and grounds. One of his two daughters, Olivia (2018), attended the School. Jure has law and commerce degrees which he applied as both a banker and lawyer before becoming active across a range of businesses including property investment, property development, construction, hotels, restaurants and bars in the ACT and interstate.
BA, LLM, GDLP, GAICD, NMAS
Bronwyn Fagan (1990) has been a proud member of the CGGS community for many years, having been a student at the Senior School. Her two daughters Jade (Year 5) and Ivy (Year 3) also attend the School. Bronwyn is Principal Advisor at Proximity Legal. She co-presents ABC Local Grandstand and serves on a number of other local boards including the Canberra Raiders. Bronwyn represented Australia in both the sports of bobsleigh and skeleton. She looks forward to being able to contribute to the future of the School.
BEc (Hons), BA
Finance and Audit Committee; Development, Masterplan and Building Committee
Alan Francis has been a member of the School Board since 2008 and the Gabriel Foundation Limited Board since 2007. Alan and Jayne Francis' three daughters are members of the CGGS community; Laura (2018), Sarah (2014) and Rebecca (2016). Alan works as a manager and policy analyst in the Department of Finance. He started work in the Department of the Treasury as a graduate and has also worked in the Office of Assets Sales and IT Outsourcing, the Department of Defence and the New Zealand Treasury.
Kerri joined the Board in January 2017. She was previously Chair of the Risk Management Committee. Kerri became Secretary of the Department of Jobs and Small Business (previously the Department of Employment) in September 2017. Prior to this she was a Deputy Secretary in the Department of Finance and Deputy Director General for the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). Kerri has worked in a range of public sector organisations and was originally a journalist. She has degrees in Arts, Economics and Legal Studies and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Kerri's daughter, Jordyn (2018) recently graduated from CGGS and is studying at the University of Sydney and her step-daughter, Anna, is a civil engineer who also spent part of her schooling at CGGS. With her husband, Dr Brian Fisher, the family loves to ski.
Dr Nick Hartland
BA (Hons), PhD
Risk Management Committee
Nick Hartland currently works in Aged Care in the Department of Health. His recent career has focused on improving support for people with disability, their families and carers. Nick has a PhDin Criminology from Melbourne University and a bachelor degree in political science. He is married to Penelope Susan Cottier and has one daughter, Zoe (2018), who attended CGGS. Nick is a keen surfer and the family regularly spends time on the south coast.
BA, Accounting, FICAA
Finance and Audit Committee (Chair); Executive Committee
Cath Ingram joined the Board in February 2016 and was previously the Independent Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee for five years. She is a Partner of KPMG where she is the Chair of the Canberra Office and Lead Partner for Federal Government. Cath has one daughter Laura (2009) who attended the school from Grade 5 and a son Brodie (2013) who attended Canberra Grammar School.
MSAA, MAICD, KSJ
Rod Sutherland has qualifications in accounting, finance and financial planning and holds a Master of Stockbroking. He has worked as a Stockbroker in Canberra for over 28 years, establishing Macquarie Bank's Canberra office over 7 years ago. His two daughters Clare (2012) and Jane (2008) attended the School.
Bsc, GradDipEd, MSc, MBA (candidate)
Executive Committee, Finance and Audit Committee; Development, Masterplan and Building Committee; Risk Management Committee
Anna graduated from The University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Science in 1993. She went on to complete a Masters of Science with Distinction at Curtin University, an intensive management course at Stanford University and is currently completing a Master of Business Administration. She has extensive experience working in executive and senior management positions in schools. She held the position of Deputy at Brisbane Girls Grammar School for five years before commencing at Canberra Girls Grammar School in January 2019. Her daughter Rory (Year 10) is currently attending the School.
CPA, BComm (Accounting and Economics)
Chief Operating Officer
Secretary for the Board; Finance and Audit Committee; Development, Masterplan and Building Committee; Risk Management Committee
Matt joined CGGS following a number of Canberra-based senior management roles in the public sector, not for profit and most recently the education sector at the University of Canberra. Matt brings his broad range of experience to the operational and financial management of the School and various committees. Matt is a long term resident of the Canberra region where he and his wife enjoy life with their two sons and daughter Alyse (Year 5) who is attending the School.