Meet the Principal

Strategic Leadership Team

The Strategic Leadership Team is responsible for the management of the School in all key operational areas.

Mr Peter Allen



Mrs Julia McGibbon-Briggs

Deputy Principal, Wellbeing and Student Experience (K-12)


Dr Holly Miller

Head of Preparatory School

BEd, MEd, EdD

Mr Matthew Weston

Head of Boarding

BA, GradDipEd, MA Ed

Mrs Kristy Teo

Director of Human Resources, Corporate and Retail Services

BPsych, MBus

Mr Bruce Derby

Deputy Principal, Learning Leadership and Transformation (K-12)

BA, MA Ed, GradDipEd

Mr Brad Evans

Head of Senior School

BCom, GradDipEd, MBA (EdLship)

Mr Graham Lawson

Head of Middle Years

BPHE, DipEd, GradDip, HRM

Mr Vernon Thompson

Director of Finance


Mr Richie Longson

Director of Community Relations

School Council

The role of Council

The School Council’s role is to govern the School, while the function of the Principal and Senior Management is to manage the organisation in accordance with the policies and directions of the School Council. The School Council and the Principal work in partnership to achieve the Purpose of the School.

Fellows of Council

Michael Hillgrove

Chair of Council


Experience: Chartered accountant, Audit and Assurance Partner at Hall Chadwick, past Guildford Grammar School parent.

Areas of speciality: Accounting, auditing, finance

Danielle Norrish

Deputy Chair of Council, (Parents & Friends’ Society Nominee 2018/2021), Chair of Governance and Risk Committee

GAICD, MFIA, IAP2 Certified, Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors, Member of Fundraising Institute of Australia.

Experience: Executive Manager of Development and Marketing at Ronald McDonald House Charities WA. Non-Executive Director of Patricia Giles Centre for Non-Violence, Previously Executive Director of Black Swan State Theatre Company, WA State Manager of Advertising Council of Australia; past P & F President and FOPS Secretary; current Guildford Grammar School parent.

Areas of speciality: Marketing, brand strategy, philanthropy, partnerships, event management and not-for-profit governance and business management

Paul Lampropoulos

Fellow of Council

LLB, BComm (Fin)

Experience: General Manager at Stati Group; Old Guildfordian; past School Captain.

Areas of speciality: Property development, law

Monique Brown

Fellow of Council

BApSci, GradDipEd

Experience: Teacher; farmer; Chair of Hyden Community Resource Centre; Hyden Primary School Board Member; past Guildford Grammar School parent.

Areas of speciality: Education, boarding, communication, wellbeing

Rachael Cottier

Fellow of Council, Treasurer, Chair of Finance and Audit Committee


Experience: Chief Financial Officer Azure Capital, Director and Chair of Audit and Risk Committee of Therapy Focus Limited.

Areas of speciality: Financial management, audit, secretarial compliance risk, legal and human resources

Dr Bill Ryan

Fellow of Council


Experience: Chair of The Guild Grammar Foundation Inc., Chair of Agricultural Product Commission, Director of Agrifuture Australia and Director of Mt Burdett Foundation Pty Ltd.

Areas of speciality: Business Strategy, finance, risk and governance

Thomas Camp

Fellow of Council

LLB(Hons), BComm

Experience: Senior Associate, Butcher Paull & Calder; Council Member, Law Society of Western Australia; Old Guildfordian. 

Areas of speciality: Law, compliance and risk management.