Mr Andrew Beattie
Board Member
Ms Catherine Wilkinson
Board Member
Mr Richard Earp
Board Member
Mr Todd Williams
Board Member
Mr Benjamin Young
Board Member
Mrs Chris Giles
Board Member
Mr Andrew BeattieBoard Member

Mr Beattie joined the Newcastle Grammar School Board in 2014. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and has over 18 years’ experience in accounting, business advisory and banking professions.

Mr Beattie is a Partner at PKF and leads the Newcastle Business Advisory Services Team and Newcastle Corporate Finance Team. His specialist experience and knowledge is predominantly in the areas of governance, business improvement, management consulting, strategic planning, succession planning, mergers & acquisitions and business valuation. Mr Beattie is a registered tax agent, a member of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants and CPA Australia and a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Mr Beattie is presently a member of the Audit, Finance and Risk Committee of the School.

Mr Beattie’s children currently attend Newcastle Grammar School.

Ms Catherine WilkinsonBoard Member

Ms Wilkinson joined the Newcastle Grammar School Board in 2012 and holds a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Law.

She is a Partner at Sparke Helmore Lawyers in the Workplace team and is the national manager of that speciality practice at Sparke Helmore, providing advice to corporate and government clients on a range of work health and safety and employment related matters.  

Catherine has also served as the Newcastle Managing Partner for 3 years and has been part of numerous internal committees and projects at the Firm including her ongoing role with the Firm’s program which provides support to the women at the Firm and within the Firm’s client communities through mentoring, leadership, education and knowledge sharing.  

Ms Wilkinson's child currently attends Newcastle Grammar School.

Mr Richard EarpBoard Member

Mr Earp joined the Newcastle Grammar School Board in 2013 and is currently Joint Managing Director of Earp Bros Tiles.

Mr Earp has a strong track record of redeveloping existing business and new businesses that are creative and innovative.

He also has experience in marketing, branding, sales, property and team management. Mr Earp is presently a member of the Property Committee of the School.

Mr Earp's children currently attend Newcastle Grammar School and his children are 5th generation Newcastle Grammar School students.

Mr Todd WilliamsBoard Member

Mr Williams joined the Newcastle Grammar School Board in February 2017. He holds qualifications in Business from Harvard University, INSEAD and Newcastle University.

His expertise include business growth, economic development, regional innovation, STEM and strategic planning. He has presented internationally on a range of topics including Economic Development, Innovation, Infrastructure and High Speed Rail.

Mr Williams’ child currently attends Newcastle Grammar School.

Mr Benjamin YoungBoard Member

Mr Young joined the Newcastle Grammar School Board to fill a casual vacancy in 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Masters in Social Change and Development.

Mr Young established KDC Pty Ltd in 2011 and is currently the Managing Director. He provides specialist planning and development consultancy advice and project management services to clients in the property development sector. He has over 14 years’ experience in planning.

Mrs Chris GilesBoard Member

Mrs Giles joined the Newcastle Grammar Board in 2018 to fill a casual vacancy and holds a Bachelor of Social Work and Master in Organisational Leadership.

Mrs Giles has specialist knowledge and skills in leadership, workforce design and strategic planning. She has a strong track record and expertise in innovation and business development having held executive roles at a local, regional and national level.

Mrs Giles has five children who all attended Newcastle Grammar School.