Governance

Senior Executive Team

The day to day management and operation of the School, along with the implementation of the Strategic Plan is delegated to the Headmaster who is supported by his Senior Executive Team. 

Ross Featherston – Headmaster
Michael Arceri – Chief Operating Officer
Rachel Horton – Deputy Headmaster, Head of Secondary School
Melissa Martin – Director of Human Resources
John Phillips – Director of Advancement
Ray Swann – Deputy Headmaster, Head of Crowther Centre
Peter Tellefson – Deputy Headmaster, Head of Junior School

BGS School Council

The School Council is the governing body of Brighton Grammar with responsibility for operational management vested in the Headmaster. The Council consists of representatives from all sections of our community – parents, past parents, Old Boys and nominees of St Andrew’s Church Vestry.

Chairman
Peter Ickeringill Partner, Baker & McKenzie

Deputy Chairman
Mike McGrath Partner & Chief Marketing Officer, PwC Australia

Honorary Treasurer
Jane Tongs Company Director

Members of Council  
Amanda Banfield Managing Director Mondelez Aust and NZ
Jacqueline Hey Professional Company Director
Professor Martyn Hook Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor Partnerships, College of Design and Social Context, RMIT University
Noelene Horton Former Principal of Lowther Hall Anglican Grammar School
Tim Marshall (OB 2000) Director of Sport and President of the OBGS
Matthew Reid (OB 1990)
Finance Director, Grill’d Group of Companies
Dr Anne Sarros Former Principal of Firbank Grammar School
Peter Scott (OB 1976) Sales Director, DON Smallgoods, George Weston Foods Ltd

Council Secretary  
Michael Arceri Chief Operating Officer, Brighton Grammar School

Committees of Council

School Council
Responsible for the overarching governance of the School. To establish strategic direction, appoint Headmaster, monitor financial and school operating performance and establish and monitor the risk management framework.

Finance Committee
Oversee the financial affairs of the School including annual budget, audit and financial risk management.

Governance and Risk Committee
Oversee key policies and strategy relating to governance and risk.

Property
Overseeing the ongoing development, review, implementation and evolution of the School’s property and maintenance program to ensure that it is fit for purpose, supports and is aligned to the School’s strategy and within the financial capacity of the School as confirmed by Finance Committee. The Committee covers consultancy and project procurement, building / facilities strategy implementation and management of priorities associated with the School Master Plan. 

Strategy Committee
Develop with the Headmaster, for recommendation to Council, the strategic direction for the School. Monitor implementation progress.

The BGS Foundation Ltd
To oversee charitable funds, monitor compliance and approve fund disbursements.