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The Knox School Board

Wendy Lewis

Wendy is Chair of The Knox School Limited.

With over 35 years’ experience she has worked in manufacturing, accounting services, independent schools and tertiary colleges and has qualifications in accountancy, education and philanthropy.

Wendy’s experience includes financial management, strategic planning, risk management and governance. She is the Chair of the Invergowrie Foundation, a philanthropic Foundation focused on advancing the education of girls and women within Victoria.

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

Ted Gale

Ted is an independent Information Technology (IT) consultant.  His primary focus extends across a diverse range of IT requirements for business sectors including Education, Federal, State & Local Government and Utilities throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Ted’s background covers more than 30 years of Executive Management roles in the ICT industry. His experience covers leading-edge technology including software development, software requirements, business application consulting, plus 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’s business background includes the past 24 years working in arts and education with the one organisation, having been 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.

In 2008, after holding several administration roles, Sandra was appointed as The Australian Ballet School’s General Manager responsible for the operations of the School, including its boarding residence.

She has attained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, together with additional studies in Human Resources, Education Law, Registered Training Organisation legislation, Compliancy, and Training & Assessment in the Vocational Education and Training sector. Sandra was also awarded an AbaF Margaret Lawrence Scholarship which enabled her to undertake professional development at Melbourne Business School, Mt. Eliza Campus.

Sandra’s first contact with The Knox School was when her daughter and son commenced Pre-Prep in 2001 and 2003, respectively.

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 a Senior Lawyer at ANZ.

Andrew Wilson

Andrew, a qualified chartered accountant, joined the Board in January 2017. Over the past decade, Andrew has had extensive experience in the position of Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary with leading consumer businesses.

Andrew has been on Boards with several organisations in the retail and entertainment sectors and has been involved with business strategy and development, project management, risk management, capital management and mergers and acquisitions.

He is currently the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Fun Lab Pty Ltd, an international and leading entertainment and leisure company based in Melbourne.

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