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Be Included.

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The Glennie School Council ensures we have a Glennie for future generations.

The Glennie School Council’s powers are subject to its Constitution and the Canons of the Diocese. Council members work with the ASC regarding School operations.

The Glennie School Council has a strategic guidance role to work with and provide support for the Principal. Council members are appointed by the Anglican Schools Commission and act in an honorary capacity, without remuneration.

The School Council has the following Sub-Committees:

  • Finance
  • Audit and Risk

Mrs Elizabeth Gillam

MBA (Leadership), Senior Accountant, Franchisee, JP (Qual)

Elizabeth's association with Glennie started in 1999 with the enrolment of her first daughter and continued until her third daughter graduated in 2009.

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 Council, 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 Norman
Deputy Chair
Chair - Finance Committee

Dip Business Management

Mark joined The Glennie School Council in November 2015.

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 and have been awarded Best Australian Store in the Mr Rental franchise network on four occasions.

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. He is a member and Past President of the Rotary Club of Toowoomba and has been awarded for his service to the community and Rotary as a Paul Harris Fellow.

Mark was a Director of The Glennie School Foundation Limited for 10 years and, with Liz, is recognised at the level of Benefactor.

Mr Jason Lipp

B.Com (Accounting), CPA, DipFinPlan (1-4)

Jason has been a career NAB banker for the last 28 years and is currently the Regional Agribusiness Manager for the Darling Downs region.

Jason is a current Glennie parent and is currently the Treasurer of the Glennie Parents and Friends' Association (P&F).  He is the immediate past-President of the P&F, having served in that capacity for the last three years and prior to that, he was Treasurer for five years. 

Jason completed his secondary schooling at Toowoomba Grammar School and was raised on a family farming property on the Eastern Darling Downs.  

Mrs Kate Venables

MAICD, Grad Cert Leadership, Grad Dip Theol, MEd (Policy), BA

Kate is Director of CatholicCare Social Services SWQLD and has a long history working in the social services sector across Central Queensland and now the Darling Downs and South West Queensland.

Leading diverse teams of community service staff and volunteers to achieve successful outcomes for a wide variety of client groups is a priority, alongside a commitment to true partnering and genuine collaboration in the local community.

As the Mission Director for CentacareCQ, Kate's background in education and theology was invaluable as she endeavoured to make the connection between the work being delivered at the coalface and the mission of the Church and organisation.

In her current role, the challenge is to build productive workplaces that foster committed relationships internally and externally and ensure individuals are valued and organisational performance is enhanced.

Married to the Anglican Bishop of the Western Region of the Brisbane Diocese and mother of three almost adult children (23, 19 and 16), Kate is personally committed to family and her local church community and squeezes in bootcamp and reading in her downtime.

Mr Stewart Sherrington
Chair - Audit and Risk Committee


Stewart joined the New Hope Group in 2007 and is currently the Senior Health and Safety Coordinator at New Acland Mine near Oakey, Queensland.  He was a key player in the development and implementation of New Acland's Live Well, Work Well program, an award-winning health and wellness program that has been rolled out across all of New Hope's Queensland operations.  

Stewart holds a Master of Management (Safety, Health and Environment) and has over 20 years' experience in health and safety with extensive experience working inside the resources (mining), energy (electricity generation) and fertiliser industries (Incitec Pivot).  

He enjoys running, glamping, bushwalking (and recently mountain bike trail riding), and living a healthy lifestyle.  

Mr Ben Gouldson

LLB (Hons), B.Com

Ben is a founding director of Clifford Gouldson Lawyers and advises on a broad range of matters including contract formation, commercial negotiations, corporate advisory, intellectual property registration and commercialisation, structuring advice, tax and succession planning.

With two teachers for parents, Ben’s lifetime understanding of, and commitment to, the value of quality education started at a young age.  Beyond his own academic pursuits with dual degrees in Law and Commerce (majoring in Accounting), Ben has contributed widely to Toowoomba’s education sector through his work on various boards and committees.  These have included the USQ Student Guild, Toowoomba Anglican College, Chiselhurst Kindergarten, Fairholme College, the USQ Research and Ethics Committee, the Toowoomba District Health Service Research and Ethics Committee, and Study Toowoomba. 

Ben is also instrumental in the strong relationship Clifford Gouldson has with the University of Southern Queensland’s Law School and the wider university community.

Mr Peter Crawley (ex officio)

BA (Hons), DipEd, MEd Admin, Cert Th, DUniv, FACEL

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