School Council

Camberwell Girls Grammar School is a company limited by guarantee and is governed by a Council.

Christine Cussen 
Chair of Council
Grad Dip Mkting, GAICD
Independent Councillor

Peter Slifirski
Deputy Chair of Council
Chair of Property Committee
Independent Councillor

Chris Swan
Deputy Chair of Council
Chair of Foundation
& Community Committee
JD, BA (Hons), Dip Ed
Old Grammarian


Greg Allinson
B Ed (Melb), A Mus A, B Th (Hons) (Ridley), Dip Min
Vicar of St Mark’s Church

Linda Black
Current Parent

Fionna Chia
BDSc (Hons) MDiv
Current Parent

Sam Page
Chair of Finance & Audit Committee
B.Bus(Acc), CA, GAICD
Current Parent

Helen Rawson
Chair of Education Policy Committee
PhD MSc BSc (Hons) RN
Current Parent


Jacqueline Wagner
BPD, B Arch (Hons), FRAIA
Independent Councillor 

Council Appointment - Expression of Interest

Camberwell Girls Grammar School (CGGS) is recognised as one of Australia’s leading girls’ schools offering an innovative and diverse curriculum delivered by highly skilled and passionate staff. The school’s vision is to be a leader and innovator in the education of girls, dedicated to fostering a passion for learning and building a more just and sustainable world. We are committed to child safety and have zero tolerance of child abuse.

We are currently inviting expressions of interest to join the CGGS Council to fill a potential vacancy. The CGGS Council invites membership from within and external to the school community and seeks to maintain a breadth and balance of key skill-sets, perspectives and gender.

In filling the potential vacancy, it is a priority for successful applicants to have skill, experience and background in any of the following: Accounting & Finance, Architecture & Property, Legal or Information Technology. The successful candidate may also be a member of the Finance & Audit Council sub-committee, Property Council sub-committee or Risk & Governance Council sub-committee.

The CGGS Council meets twice a term, on a Monday evening at 7pm. Council members who also participate in a sub-committee meet up to five times a year. Additional meetings and functions are convened as necessary.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the CGGS Council please submit a completed nomination form and forward it, along with your CV to the Company Secretary, via email to by 5.00pm on Friday 14 December 2018.