By statute, Toowoomba Grammar School is governed by a seven-person Board of Trustees. The Board has a dual role as a government statutory body and as a governing board.
Specific responsibilities of the Board of Trustees include:
- Policy making
- Appointing the Headmaster
- Planning, goal setting and appraisal
- Overseeing financial resources
- Overseeing school resources
The Board delegates to the Headmaster the tasks of recruiting, appointing, appraising, promoting and disciplining staff. The Headmaster also has authority over student enrolments.
Mr Glen McCracken (Chairman)
Mr Glen McCracken was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 1990, and in 1999 he was appointed Chairman. Mr McCracken attended Toowoomba Grammar School from 1970-1974 and was Senior Dayboy Prefect in 1974. Mr McCracken is a partner in a Toowoomba legal firm and advises on business, finance, property and succession matters. He is a Fellow of The Tax Institute and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr John Handley (Deputy Chairman)
Mr John Handley was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 1996. Mr Handley is a retired school teacher and was also Executive Director of the Toowoomba Education Centre for 30 years. Mr Handley and his family have had a long association with the Toowoomba Grammar School. Mr Handley’s father graduated from the School in 1916, Mr Handley graduated from the School in 1957 and Mr Handley’s two sons graduated from the School in 1993 and 1995.
Dr Russell Domrow
Dr Russell Domrow was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2009 and is the parent of two Toowoomba Grammar School Old Boys. Dr Domrow graduated in Medicine from the University of Queensland and has practised in Toowoomba since 1986. Dr Domrow has also been an Honorary Lecturer at The University of Queensland and an Examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
Mr Chris Wicks
Mr Chris Wicks was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2011. Mr Wicks boarded at Toowoomba Grammar School from 1981 to 1985 and was Senior Prefect in 1985. Mr Wicks has an agribusiness background and he currently works for a resource company in forecasting and economic modelling of gas developments and facilitating coexistence with landholders. Mr Wicks’ two sons attended Toowoomba Grammar School and he is a Past President of the Old Boys’ Association.
Dr Nicola Hulme-Peake
Dr Hulme-Peake was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2013. She and her husband emigrated to Toowoomba from the United Kingdom in 1995. Dr Hulme-Peake is a practising dentist with a Toowoomba Dental Clinic and she is a current Toowoomba Grammar School parent.
Mrs Kym Murray
Mrs Kym Murray was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2013. She has degrees in Arts and Law. Mrs Murray and her husband have owned and operated a successful small business in Toowoomba for the past 30 years. Mrs Murray’s two sons are Old Boys of Toowoomba Grammar School.