The Foundation’s Directors are volunteers, donors, parents and friends of Glennie. The Directors seek to assist by financially supporting the resources and facilities projects that the School wishes to develop in line with its Strategic Plan.
The Board is governed by the Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company and have fiduciary responsibility as trustees for the operation of the Foundation. The Directors include the Head of the Glennie School, and the Board works with the School Council and Head when considering projects for funding support.
Mr David Russell
Chair of Foundation Directors
Mr Russell is a lifelong resident of Toowoomba and presently holds the position of Dealer Principal and Director of Local Automotive Dealership, Wippells Autos and the Audi Centre Toowoomba. As Dealer Principal, David's experience spans a wide range of skills from financial management of the dealership group, to human resource management, training and development as well as sales, servicing and parts distribution. He is a Glennie parent with 5 children. David has admired the growth of the School and is impressed with its culture, and has a strong passion for quality education.
Ms Elizabeth Gillam
Deputy Chair of Foundation Directors
Elizabeth is presently the Director of Franchisee Success, where she mentors franchisees and small business owners to improve their profitability and productivity. She utilises her significant experience and knowledge gained from operating three franchised food businesses in the Grand Central Shopping Centre, Toowoomba.
For her business and operational excellence, Elizabeth has been recognised by the Franchise Council of Australia. She holds an MBA in Leadership and is a JP (Qual). Elizabeth brings to the Glennie School Foundation, extensive governance experience gained by working on Councils and Boards at State and federal government level.
Previously, Elizabeth held the position of Senior Accountant with a Toowoomba based accounting Firm and as owner / operator of a profitable grain and peanut growing business in Clifton, in partnership with her husband Arthur.
Elizabeth’s three ‘Glennie Old Girls’ have been awarded University Degrees and are successfully fulfilling the School’s vision of All She Can Be®, working in their chosen fields.
Mr Mark A Norman
Mr Norman joined the Foundation at the level of Fellow in 2010. He and his wife Liz have 3 children. Both of their daughters are Glennie Old Girls. Mark attended The Southport School as a boarder for his secondary education.
After 13 years in the cotton industry, Mark and his family relocated to Toowoomba from the Goondiwindi district in 2003 to open an appliance retail franchise, Mr Rental. Mark and Liz have Mr Rental stores located in Toowoomba, Ipswich and Goodna and have been awarded Best Australian Store in the Mr Rental franchise network four times.
In 1995 Mark was awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study rotation crops for cotton in the US and was also a Shire Councillor of the Waggamba Shire Council from 1996 to 1998.
Mrs Wendy C Ashley-Cooper
Mrs Ashley-Cooper was appointed Head of The Glennie School in 2001 and joined the Foundation in 2005 at the level of Member. In 1976 Wendy began her teaching career in Zimbabwe and in 1992 moved to Queensland.
Since then, Wendy has held teaching positions in Caloundra and Hervey Bay, accepting the position of Deputy Principal and Head of Secondary School at Fraser Coast Anglican College in 1997, prior to accepting the position as Head of School at Glennie.
Mr Henry E Campey
Mr Campey was appointed to the Glennie School Foundation in 2005 at the level of Member. Henry was appointed to The Glennie School staff as Director of Business Development in 1998, following similar appointments in two other independent schools in Brisbane and Adelaide.
Following a brief period as the Director of Business Administration, he was appointed to his present staff position in 2002. He began his fundraising career in 1986 in the not-for-profit sector.
Mrs Cindy Coggan
Mrs Coggan and her husband Phillip have 3 children at boarding schools in Toowoomba. She attended Ipswich Girl's Grammar School, then the University of New England and went on to practice as a registered nurse and midwife. She has strong beliefs in educating rural women and helping break down the barriers with distance, enabling families to equip themselves to ongoing change.
Previously, she was on the board of Conservation Farmers and has spent 6 years on the state reference panel for PING, a group of women empowering families in the grain industry. She has been a member of ICPA for 15 years. She is in a family partnership that runs a mixed farming enterprise at Meandarra. Phillip's family were pioneers in this area since 1932. In 2005 they were named Qld grain growers of the year and in 2008 their property took its place in the Guiness Book of Records for planting the world's largest paddock of wheat in 24 hours. Helping raise awareness for 'organ donation' and $75,000 for the Prince Charles Hospital Foundation.
Mr Phillip Saal
After completing his Bachelor of Commerce degree, Philip worked as a senior accountant at Power Tynan, then developed and led the Financial Planning Division.
Since 2001 Philip has been a director of the management company operating the Toowoomba office of Morgans. Philip continues to work in the Financial Planning Division as a senior adviser.
He is also the proud father of two Glennie girls and was a member of the Glennie School Council for 9 years.
Mr Shane Barnes
Shane was Toowoomba born and raised and has been involved in local business for over 20 years. Shane is currently an Authorised Representative at Austbrokers HCI in Toowoomba and preivous to this, owned his own Insurance Brokering business and contracted to an International Insurance Broker.
Shane and his wife, Mary-Lou, have three children, with two daughters currently at Glennie. Their association with Glennie begun in 2007 at the Glennie Kindergarten and now spans across the Junior Years and Middle School.
Mrs Lisa Frappell (nee Campbell)
BBus (Marketing and Public Relations)
Member of the Glennie Old Girls Assoc (GOGA)
Lisa attended Glennie from 1998 to 2002 and graduated as Sports Captain and School Prefect. Lisa also experienced boarding life for 12 months in 1998 while her family moved from Mt Isa to the Garden City. Following Year 12, Lisa attended the University of Southern Queensland to complete her business degree and also was a sports scholarship recipient.
Since graduating, Lisa has gained invaluable experience in several positions, such as; Marketing Manager at Victoria Park Golf Complex, Communications Manager at Queensland Racing, Advertising Executive at WIN Television and currently, Project Manager of the Queensland Stallions publication for the Thoroughbred Breeder's Queensland Association (TBQA) and Marketing, Communication and Client Relations at their family owned and operated thoroughbred horse business, Clear Mountain Fairview. Lisa and her husband Michael race and breed thoroughbreds and are both regular racegoers. Lisa is an active member of the Glennie Old Girls' Association which includes her previous role as Vice President and also assisting with fundraising events in conjunction with the Glennie P & F.