The Leadership Team
Michael S Urwin
B.A.(Hons) Dip. Ed. (Melb) M.A.C.E., M.A.C.E.A.
Member of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia Michael Urwin was appointed as Headmaster of Brighton Grammar School in 1996. He was educated at Camberwell Grammar School and graduated from the University of Melbourne with an Honours Arts Degree, majoring in Chinese.
Michael commenced his teaching career at Camberwell Grammar School, teaching Chinese and Mathematics. In 1982 he was awarded one of the first Victorian Government International Teaching Fellowships to China. In 1991 he was appointed as Deputy Headmaster of Brisbane Grammar School, and in 1996 came to Brighton Grammar School.
Michael has served on a number of Drug Education Committees at both state and national level. He has been a Member of the Committee of Management of the Australian Anglican Schools' Network, and Chair of the Victorian Branch of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia. He is currently a Trustee of the International Boys' Schools' Coalition.
Michael's son, David, completed his VCE at Brighton Grammar School in 2006, and is now studying at Melbourne University.
Senior Executive Team
Ross Featherston – Head of Senior School
Andrew Burnell – Head of Middle School
Peter Tellefson – Head of Junior School
Andrew Baylis – Director of Teaching and Learning
Greg Willcock – Director of Business and Support Services
Susie Roberts – Director of Human Resources
Natalie van Wetering – Director of Marketing and Community Relations
John Phillips – Director of Special Projects and Community Engagement
Michele Fisher – Secretary to the Headmaster
BGS School Council
The School Council is the Governing body, with responsibility for the overall management of our School vested in the Headmaster, Michael Urwin. The Council consists of representatives from all sections of our community – parents, past parents, Old Boys and nominees of St Andrews Vestry.
Ian Paroissien (OB69), Chairman
Retired Partner PricewaterhouseCoopers, now consultant.
Ian is the father of David (OB99) and Andrew (OB01).
Peter Ickeringill, Deputy Chairman
Partner, Corrs, Chambers, Westgarth
Chair of the Governance and Risk Committee.
Peter is the father of Thomas (OB06), Charles (OB09) and James (OB10), and his daughter attends Firbank Grammar.
John Yeoman Honorary Treasurer; Chair of Finance Committee
John is a current parent with son George in Year 12.
Dr Alan Chong
Alan is the father of Andrew (OB05).
Peter is a current parent of Jackson in Year 3.
Georgina is a current parent with son, Gregory in Year 11 and has a daughter, Olivia, who attends Firbank Grammar.
Noelene is the former National Chair of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia and the former Principal of Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School.
Reverend Jan Joustra
Vicar of St Andrew’s Church
Managing Partner Markets - PwC.
Mike is the father of Andrew in Year 9 and Noah in Year 6.
Philippa is the mother of Simon (OB12) and Nick (OB09).
Managing Director, Beaucorp
Libby is the mother of Sam Baker (OB11).
Peter Scott (OB76)
President of the Old Brighton Grammarians' Society
Peter is the father of Lachlan in Year 12.
Chairman, Netwealth Holdings
Jane is the mother of Ian in Year 9 and Robert in Year 8.
The Headmaster attends Council Meetings
Secretary to the Council
Director of Business and Support Services, BGS
Greg is the father of Nigel (OB02), Dylan (OB05), Simon (OB07) and David (OB09).