Our Board | Central Coast Grammar School

Our Board

Central Coast Grammar School Limited (ABN: 85 002 839 607) is a not for profit registered charity governed by a School Board of nine expert volunteers representing a broad cross-section of the community.

Trading surpluses each year are reinvested in the school to maintain and develop infrastructure. The school has no private owners, so no dividends or returns are paid.

Meet our Board

Chairman: Ken Jolly

Ken became Chairman in April 2011.

He is Chairman of Scholastic Australia and New Zealand having worked with the company for 40 years, 27 as Managing Director, prior to which he was a High School Teacher.

Ken is Chairman of the National Centre for Picture Book Art and a board member of a number of not for profit organisations. He has also served on the board of Hunter TAFE and Chaired the Central Coast Steering Committee investigating Higher Education on the Central Coast.

In 2005 Ken was appointed a Member(AM) of the Order of Australia for services to children's literature and to the community through philanthropic support for organisations benefiting sick and underprivileged children.

Deputy Chair: Alan Williams

Alan is a CCGS parent and a Director of BlinkMobile Interactive, a fast growing innovator in mobile and software based at Mt Penang Parklands in Kariong.

He is on the board of ET Australia and the Academic Advisory Board for IT at the University of Newcastle. With a background in IT and general management Alan has also sat on the boards of the Central Coast Mariners, Business Central Coast and the Central Coast Campus Advisory Board. Alan joined the Board in 2008.

Secretary: Christian Hobbs

Christian has been a solicitor since 1997. He presently is a partner at Peninsula Law Solicitors at Woy Woy and holds a double degree in law and arts, majoring in psychology. Christian joined the Board in 2009.

Treasurer: Patricia Cotterell

Tricia is a director of Fortunity and specialises in general accounting, small business advisory and taxation law, particularly for the childcare, medical, construction and primary production industries. She’s head of the Fortunity in the Community Committee which supports local and national charities and is the CEO of Fortunity Training. Tricia is a past CCGS parent.

Board Member: Stephen Brahams

Stephen is a CCGS parent and a director of a number of internationally based companies with over 40 years experience in the commercial property development and investment market. He is a non-executive director of Pacific Link Housing and a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD). Stephen joined the Board in 2011.

Board Member: Rosemary Johnston

Professor Rosemary Johnston has been involved in the teaching and learning faculty at the University of Technology, Sydney since 2004.

She is Head of Education at UTS and Founding Director of the Australian Centre for Child and Youth: Culture and Wellbeing - an innovative interdisciplinary 21st century centre that integrates technology, research, teaching and practice in all fields pertaining to the culture and wellbeing of children and youth. Rosemary is leading the Centre's interdisciplinary project, Literate Australia. Rosemary joined the Board in 2011.

Board Member: Arthur Stanley

Arthur is a CCGS parent. He is a father to four boys.

Arthur was employed by Mercedes Benz Australia for over 20 years. He left as a Senior Manager to jointly purchase Central Coast Motor Group. He is currently a Dealer Principal and Managing Director of this company. He is also a member of several local committees.

Board Member: Daphne Wayland

Daphne is a CCGS parent and an experienced governance professional and business executive with strong project management, finance and organisational skills. She is also a qualified chartered accountant. Daphne had several years as practice manager at a leading firm of chartered accountants and is currently a senior executive with a large community housing provider with responsibilities for governance, compliance and risk.

Board Member: Kylie Tritton

Kylie is a partner at Peninsula Law Solicitors at Woy Woy. Kylie holds a Bachelor of Laws and has been a solicitor since 2012. Kylie joined the Board in 2017.