Senior School

Anna Owen

Principal

Bsc, GradDipEd, MSc, MBA (candidate)

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.

Peter Milligan

Deputy Principal

MEdLead, B.Ed, Dip RE, Cert. III Sys. Theology, MACEL

Peter Milligan graduated from the Australian Catholic University majoring in English, History and Religious Education. He has been a member of the Executive, Acting Principal, Deputy Principal and Faculty Head in a number of schools. He has taught in New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT.

Julie Jorritsma

Head of Senior School

MEdLead, BEd, MACEL

Julie holds the qualifications of Master of Educational Leadership and Bachelor of Education, and has held a number of leadership positions within schools. Most recently as the Dean of Lateral Learning in a Sydney Anglican girls’ school where she was also acting Head of Teaching and Learning.  Julie has worked as the Head of Social Science, IT, English and Humanities in various schools.  Working internationally at an international school in Hong Kong provided her with a wealth of understanding of the needs of international students and their families. She has also worked within the pre-tertiary sector as the Head of Foundation Studies.  As a Grammarian, she connects personally with the purpose, values and tradition of a CGGS education.

Tara Dunstall

Director (Studies)

BA, LLB (Hons), GradDipLegPrac, GradDipEd

Tara joined CGGS in 2008 to teach legal studies after a career as a Senior Solicitor with the Australian Government Solicitor. In her time at CGGS, Tara has also taught business, commerce and geography. After a brief stint teaching business law at the Canberra Institute of Technology and communications at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Tara returned to CGGS and was appointed the Head of the Geography and Social Sciences Faculty in 2012. Tara acted as Director of Curriculum from April 2015 until she was appointed Director of Studies in October 2015.

Jane O'Brien

Director (Academic Administration)

BSc (Hons), GradDipEd, MSc

Jane studied Geology and Zoology at the Australian National University before spending time in Environmental Research at the Australian National University and working within the Mineral Resources Industry. Jane taught the Environmental Science Program and the Teaching Program at Monash University (Churchill) and the University of Canberra, before becoming a science teacher. Jane was Extension Activities Coordinator, Duke of Edinburgh's Award Coordinator and Head of the Science Faculty prior to becoming Director of Teaching and Learning at CGGS.

Eric Roussel

Director of ICT and e-Learning

BA, BEd

Eric joined CGGS in 2008 as the eLearning Coordinator and Language teacher. With over 20 years of teaching experience he has held a number of leadership positions in schools. Originally from Canada, Eric completed a Bachelor of Arts at Lakehead University and a Bachelor of Education at Ottawa University. Before taking up teaching and throughout his studies he was a baker. Eric is the proud father of three girls.

Skye Tyler

Director (Students)

BA, MTeach, MCYS and PhD Candidate

Skye graduated from Charles Sturt University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts (Communications). Following on from this she completed a Master of Teaching at Sydney University. Prior to joining CGGS she was a History, HSIE teacher and Head of House at a school in Sydney. During this time, she completed her Master of Childhood and Youth Studies at Southern Cross University. Skye is passionate about pastoral care and its links to student wellbeing, she is currently undertaking her PHD at Southern Cross University, focussing on the relationship between pastoral care and teaching and learning.

Tina Twigg

Head of Boarding 

ASSRC

Tina Twigg joined the CGGS Boarding House in 1999 as Assistant to the Head of Boarding, later becoming Head of Boarding in 2006. In its first year, Tina was invited to join the board of the Australian Boarding Schools Association (ABSA) where she served until 2013. Tina is currently the secretary of the NSW division of ABSA. Tina and her husband Paul (who also works in the Boarding House and at the School), both reside on campus. They have two adult children, Jess and Andrew.