Lauren Sewell (2008)Lauren Sewell


Lauren (2008) works at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) on international development policy. Prior to joining DFAT, she spent several years in other Australian Public Service departments focusing on energy, resources, and agriculture.

She received a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canberra in 2012 and a Master of Environmental and Resource Economics from the Australian National University’s Crawford School of Public Policy in 2019. During her undergraduate degree, Lauren went on student exchange for a semester to Canada’s Brock University in St Catharines, Ontario.

At CGGS, Lauren was Deakin House captain and enjoyed participating in a variety of sports and extra-curricular activities.

On weekends, Lauren can be found at the cinema with tickets to the latest foreign language film, a glass of bubbly and a choc top. She resides in Canberra.

Jane SutherlandJane Sutherland (2008)


Jane (2008) currently works as a Resource Manager for Providence Consulting Group. Jane has found her passion working in Defence Industry to help the Department of Defence further improve their capability.  Prior to joining Providence Jane worked for Hays Recruitment for a number of years, which culminated in her opening an office for the organisation in regional Albury Wodonga.

Jane has a Bachelor of Business Administration/Bachelor of Management from the University of Canberra in 2014. Currently Jane is undertaking her HR certification through the Australian Human Resources Institute as she looks to further progress her career in HR.

During Jane’s time at CGGS she was heavily involved in both Rowing as part of the 1st VIII in both Year 11 and 12, and the Ski Team.

During her spare time Jane enjoys spending time with family and friends including her little dog, Zoe.

Clare Lindley (Sutherland, 2012)Clare Lindley


Clare (2012) works for Downer Defence as a Business and Process Improvement Analyst. Before undertaking her current role with Downer, Clare worked as part of the Downer Defence bid team. Through an interesting twist of events which saw her going from Marketing Professional to Admin Assistant to Bids, Clare thinks she has found her calling, for now.

Clare has a Bachelor of Commerce in Banking and Financial Institutions/Bachelor of Communications in Public Relations from the University of Canberra in 2018. She enjoyed her time at CGGS especially all the opportunities that were presented.

When not working, Clare can be found either on the ski slopes or on the beach with her husband and family.

Lisa WilsonLisa Wilson (1981)


Lisa (1981) lives in Canberra with her husband and their two children. Her eldest child attended CGGS and graduated in 2018, now undertaking an apprenticeship. Her youngest child is currently in Year 5 at CGGS.

Lisa has a Bachelor of Arts (Policy Studies) and a Master of Financial Management, both from the ANU.

Before retiring, Lisa spent many years as a manager in the APS, in roles including finance, governance, business continuity and small business programs.

Lisa has also held executive committee positions in community not-for-profit organisations, relating to intercountry adoption and LGBTQI+ allyship.  She remains active within these organisations.

She is now enjoying studying her lifelong interest of sewing and handicrafts.

Lisa reconnected with the Grammarians at the 2021 Founders Day and is now working, with fellow Class of 1981 members, to plan their reunion (deferred to 2022 due to Covid).


Committee members


Philippa Bassili (Crowther, 2012)

Fiona Carruthers (1981)

Margaret Cornwell OAM (Archer, 1951)

Suchara Fernando (2012)

Sanchia Glaskin (Starke, 1965)

Liz Mulcahy (McPherson, 1981)

Leith Schmidt (Johnson, 1981)

Emily Sturgess (2012)

Sally Wagnon (Maidens, 1991)