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 Brendan Baulch (Chairman)
Mr Brendan Baulch was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2017 and became Chairman in December, 2019. Mr Baulch is the principal of Baulch & Associates, a Toowoomba-based accounting practice providing taxation, audit and management accounting services to small and medium-sized enterprises. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and Law and is a current Toowoomba Grammar School Parent.
Dr Russell Domrow (Deputy Chairman)
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 Nicola Hulme-Peake is the Director and Principal Dentist of Pure Dental Toowoomba. Dr Hulme-Peake emigrated from the UK to Australia in 1995 and has worked in private practice in Toowoomba since 1999.
Mr Barry O’Sullivan
Mr Barry O’Sullivan was appointed to the Board of Trustees in January 2018. Mr O’Sullivan is the Director of Newlands Civil Construction and Newlands Commercial Construction, based in Toowoomba, which specialise in Civil and Commercial Construction. Mr O’Sullivan is also involved in a number of other companies within Toowoomba and is a current Toowoomba Grammar School parent.
Mrs April Cavanagh
Mrs April Cavanagh joined the Board of Trustees in October 2019. She holds a Masters degree from The University of Sydney and is currently the National Manager, Agribusiness, of the Suncorp Group. Mrs Cavanagh is also a Director of the Toowoomba Surat Basin Enterprise (TSBE). Previously she has worked in finance, agriculture and manufacturing in Brisbane, Sydney, London and Regional Australia.
Through her role at Suncorp and work in the community, she has built an excellent network of contacts throughout Regional Australia. She has also taken an active role is supporting a number of other community endeavours such as South West Region’s breast cancer van; Toowoomba Hospital Foundation; Aussie Helpers and Yellowbridge. Mrs Cavanagh is a current Toowoomba Grammar School parent.
Mr Harrison Humphries
Mr Harrison Humphries was appointed to the Board of Trustees in September 2020. Mr Humphries attended Toowoomba Grammar School from 2001 to 2005 and was Senior Prefect in 2005. Mr Humphries is the Head of Litigation + Dispute Resolution at local law firm, Clifford Gouldson Lawyers. He is also the President of the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce. Mr Humphries has a long association with local cricket and is presently Toowoomba Cricket’s Commissioner. He is married to Chantelle and they have one son, Emmett.
Please follow these links to view the following:
2019 Report to the Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations
2018 Report to the Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations
2017 Report to the Minister for Education and Minister for Industrial Relations
Open Data -Overseas travel 2019
Open Data -Consultancies 2019
2020 Next Step Report for 2019 School Leavers
Next Step – 2018 Post-School Destinations, Toowoomba Grammar School
Schools Reporting 2018 (2017 data)
Schools Reporting 2019 (2018 data)
Schools Reporting 2020 (2019 data)