The Guildford Grammar Foundation

Foundation Objective


“To establish, manage and grow an endowment fund that provides greater independence and financial resources for Guildford Grammar School which can be utilised in a wide range of activities to assist in the development of a School of the highest quality, consistent with its purpose.”

The Guildford Grammar School Foundation was created in 1974 to help guarantee the financial independence of the School and to further develop its standing as one of the leading educational institutions in the country.

The Foundation works diligently to build a solid collection of funds by attracting and retaining the continued interest and financial support of Old Guildfordians, parents and friends and the wider School community.

Currently, a portion of the income generated from the Foundation’s assets fund a Scholarship program and has supported several significant building developments including:

Special projects

The Foundation Pavillion

This multi-purpose pavilion hosts many school functions but is also a venue hired by external groups. In this way it demonstrates the Foundation’s commitment to enhancing the School campus for the benefit of students, their families and the wider community.

Hockey Turf

With investment from the Foundation and donations from Old Guildfordians, our world-class synthetic Hockey Turf was unveiled in 2016. The turf is enjoyed by our students as well as hired by Hockey WA fixtures and several other clubs in the area. Not only does this generate income for the School, it also provides exposure to local, national and even international markets.

The new co-educational Boarding House

The Foundation contributed significant funds to the building of the new Boarding House which opened in March 2021. Designed for modern, shared living, it gives our boarders of today, and those of the future, a superior facility in which to cultivate independence, exercise leadership and collaborate harmoniously. Through shared experiences boarders and day students forge friendships and connections that can last a lifetime.

The Hamilton Library

In 2021, the Foundation supported the refurbishment of the Senior School Hamilton Library, transforming the Library into a modern and innovative learning space that supports quality teaching practice, student collaboration and deeper learning.

Foundation Board Members

Dr Bill Ryan BSc (Agric), PhD, GAICD
Foundation Board President 2017 – Present
Board Member 2010 – Present
Director of AgriFutures Australia 2014 – Present
Chair Agricultural Product Commission of Western Australia 2010 – Present

Mr Andrew Hull BBus
Foundation Board Vice President 2018 – Present
Board Member 2013 – Present
Chief Financial Officer, The Lester Group
Manager, Hull Trading Pty Ltd & Growth Equities Ltd

Mr Ron Gamble BBus
Foundation Board Member 2015 – Present
Consultant to BRI Ferrier Western Australia

Mr Julius Skinner LLB Hons
Foundation Board Member 2013 – Present
Partner – Thomson Geer Lawyers

Ms Alana Monaghan BCom Hons MPRIA
Foundation Board Member 2019 – Present
Managing Consultant, Mills Wilson

Mr Shane SanderBBus, Dip, GAICD
Foundation Board Member 2021 – Present
Director, Agvise
Chair, GRDC Farm Business Updates steering committee
Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors

Ms Anita Ratcliffe – BBus, DipFM, GAICD
Foundation Board Member 2021 – Present
Regional General Manager, Westpac Agribusiness
Commissioner, Agricultural Produce Commission
Deputy Chair, Regional Development Trust

Eric Grayson – BBus, DipFM, GAICD
Foundation Board Member 2021 – Present
Managing Director, Accenture 2019 – Present
Managing Director, Grayson Technologies

Foundation Ex-Officio Attendees

Mr Anne Dunstan BA, GradDipEd, GradCert, GradCertEd, MLMEd, MAICD
Principal, Guildford Grammar School

Mr Roger PortBA, FCA, SF Fin, FAICD
Past Foundation board member (2016 – 2020)
Chair of Guildford Grammar School Council

Mr Philip RixFCA, F.Fin, BCom, PostGradDip, MBA
Foundation Executive Officer 
Chairman, Insight Financial Group
Chairman, HNW Private Philanthropic Trust