The Knox School Board


Wendy Lewis

 
Wendy is Chair of The Knox School Limited.

With over 30 years experience, predominantly in the not-for-profit sector Wendy has worked in manufacturing, accounting services, independent schools and tertiary colleges. She has qualifications in accountancy, education, an MBA and a Grad. Certificate in Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies.

Wendy has expertise in financial management, strategic planning, risk management and governance. Wendy is the Chair of the Invergowrie Foundation a philanthropic Foundation that supports the education of girls and women within Victoria.

Wendy was CEO of Girl Guides Victoria from 2004 – 2014 and is now Executive Officer and Fund Secretary at Collier Charitable Fund.

Ted Gale

 
Ted is a State General Manager (Victoria/Tasmania) of a Software Consulting and Services Company founded in Australia. His technology focus extends across a wide variety of industry sectors including Education, Federal, State and Local Government, Utilities, Retail and Consulting throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Ted’s background covers more than 25 years of Executive Management roles in the ICT industry. His experience extends across leading-edge technology and includes software development, software consulting, application consulting, technical & infrastructure consulting and strategic ICT consulting.

Ted’s first contact with The Knox School was in 1997 when his son and daughter commenced in Years 7 and 5 respectively. In 2000 Ted joined the School Council and was Chair of the School Council from 2003 to 2007. Ted commenced as a member of the Board in August 2007.

Genia Janover

 
For 20 years, Genia was Principal of Bialik College. She is one of Australia’s outstanding educational leaders, driven by her passion for educating children and maximising their talents and potential. She has demonstrated creative and inspiring leadership over a sustained period and led the way in educational innovation in a number of areas.

Genia is an ambassador for Independent Schools Victoria; a member of Council at Geelong Grammar School; Fellow of the Australian College of Educators and Fellow of the Australian College of Educational Leaders.

Craig Spagnol

 
Craig is a Solicitor and Notary Public and is Principal of Spagnol Legal, a city-based legal practice.

Before taking up the law, Craig was a teacher at The Knox School from 1989 to 1999 and held the positions of House Coordinator and Head of the Commerce and Humanities Faculties.

Sandra Ball

 
Sandra was invited to join The Australian Ballet School staff in 1997 as lecturer in Anatomy following a successful year as dux of the inaugural 1996 Advanced Diploma of Dance Teaching at The Australian Ballet School. From 1997 to 2008, her managerial and administrative skills were also employed in the role of Office Manager and then Administrator.

In 2008, Sandra was appointed as The Australian Ballet School’s General Manager and in that time has completed further studies in Business Management, Human Resources, Education Law, Registered Training Organisation (RTO) legislation, compliancy, and Training and Assessment in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector.

Sandra’s first contact with The Knox School was in 2001 when her daughter and son commenced at TKS. Both of her children have been enriched so far in the journey; her daughter now at university.

Sarah Spencer

 
Sarah is a former student of The Knox School having attended the school from 1988 to 1995. Sarah returned to the school in 1999 to form the Alumni Association and in 2001 she joined the school council for 4 years until 2005 when she resigned to relocate to London to work at one of the Magic Circle law firms.

Sarah returned from London in 2009 and is currently employed as a Senior Associate in the Finance group at Herbert Smith Freehills.

Andrew Wilson

 
Andrew, a chartered accountant, joined the Board in January 2017.

Over the past decade, Andrew has had extensive experience in business in the roles of Financial Controller, Finance Director and Company Secretary.

Andrew has held the position of Director with several organisations in the retail and entertainment sectors and has been involved with business strategy and development, project management, capital management and mergers and acquisitions.

He is currently Group Finance Director and Company Secretary of Fun Lab Pty Ltd, a leading entertainment and leisure company based in Melbourne.