School Governance | Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School

School Governance

Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School is a company limited by guarantee, incorporated in 1922 and established to:

  • operate a school for girls at Ivanhoe;
  • provide for the education of girls within the framework of Christian teaching generally and in conformity with the principles of the Anglican Church in Australia; and
  • to provide excellence in education within a caring Christian community and to prepare young women for a personally and professionally fulfilling life.

The management of the company and the custody and control of its funds and property is vested in a Board of 12 members, supported by the Company Secretary, comprising:

  • a nominee of the Ivanhoe Girls’ Old Grammarians Association (IGOGA);
  • a nominee of the vestry of St James’ Anglican Church, Ivanhoe;
  • an educationalist appointed by the Board;
  • a nominee of Cooerwull Inc; and
  • eight elected members who hold office for three years and are eligible to stand for re-election at the completion of that term.

Day-to-day management of the School is delegated to the Principal, supported by the School’s management team and staff.

Board of Directors




President/Chair Mrs Karen Frost Elected Member
Vice President Mr Stan McLiesh Elected Member / Life Governor
Vice President Mr Peter Smithson Elected Member / Life Governor
Treasurer Mrs Kerrie Haynes IGOGA Nominee 
  Mr George Boburka Elected Member / Life Governor
  Mr Robert Jones Elected Member / Life Governor
  Mrs Judy Clark Elected Member / Life Governor
  Mrs Anne Nelson-Page Elected Member
  Dr Jean McMullin Elected Member
  Mr Rick Tudor OAM Educationalist Appointed by Board
  Mrs Rachael Rosedale Cooerwull Inc Nominee
  Rev Stephen May St James' Anglican Church Nominee


Karen Frost

Mrs Karen Frost, President/Chair of the Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School Board

Mrs Karen Frost (née Tresider, Class of 1981), was elected unopposed at the AGM in April 2016 as both the first female Chair of the School and the first Ivanhoe Girls’ Old Grammarian to hold this position. Karen was the immediate past Treasurer. Karen, who has had a significant leadership career to date in the finance sector, currently in the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance, initially joined the Board in 2009 as a nominee of the Ivanhoe Girls’ Old Grammarians Association (IGOGA).  In 2013, Karen then became an elected member of the Board. She has a strong record of involvement in the Ivanhoe Girls' community in a number of roles including as a past student in which she is a past President and a current committee member of the IGOGA, as a past parent of two daughters, and as a past committee member of the Parents and Friends' Association.

Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School

123 Marshall Street
Ivanhoe Victoria 3079

Telephone: + 61 3 9490 6222
Facsimile: + 61 3 9490 6200
ABN 77 004 098 748