Leadership and Governance

The role of school leadership is to implement the school’s vision and bring to reality the strategic aims and priorities.

The school sees the responsibility of leadership as supporting staff and students to realize their potential aligned with the school’s vision. Leadership roles are widely distributed across the staff. Extensive opportunities are available for staff to inform major decision making.

Senior Leadership Team

  • Mr Mark Torriero, Principal,
  • Mr Kim Stokie, Business Manager
  • Mr Leon McLeod, Deputy Principal
  • Ms Kathryn D’Elia, Director of Learning Senior Years
  • Mr Tim James, Director of Learning Middle Years
  • Ms Trish Lawless, Director of Students
  • Mr Shane McDonald, Director of Co-curricular Programmes
  • Mrs Pam Wallace, Assistant to the Principal, Registrar


Goulburn Valley Grammar School sees good governance as critical to the school fulfilling its aims and objectives in the short and long term.

Governance responsibilities include the establishment and realization of the school’s vision and strategic direction. Governance also involves monitoring compliance, risk management, financial performance and stability.

The school is governed by a Board of Directors elected by members of Goulburn Valley Grammar School Ltd., a not for profit company. Board members are elected for three-year terms with elections being held at the AGM in May each year. The Principal is also a Director.

The Board is led by the Chair and supported by the Executive comprised of Deputy Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. The Principal and Business Manager also attend Executive meetings.

The Board is supported by the Finance and Audit Sub Committee, led by the Board Treasurer. This important group brings together specific finance expertise and focuses on both the short and long term financial position of the school.

The Board meets seven times per year. It conducts a planning review at its mid-year seminar and at the end of the calendar year the Board reviews the school’s educational plan and sets the budget for the following year. The Board sets school fees. Members of the Board reflect the broad cross-section that makes up the school community.