Mr Andrew Beattie
Board Member
Mr Todd Williams
Board Member
Mrs Chris Giles
Board Member
Professor Mark Flynn
Board Member
Mr John Candy
Board Member
Ms Jennifer Hayes
Board Member
Mr Robert Madden
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 the Chair of the Property and Development committee and a member of the Audit, Finance and Risk committee of the School.

Mr Beattie’s children currently attend Newcastle Grammar School.

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 is a member of the Audit, Finance and Risk committee of the School.

Mr Williams’ child currently attends Newcastle Grammar School.

Mrs Chris GilesBoard Member

Mrs Giles joined the Newcastle Grammar Board in 2018 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 is a member of the Audit, Finance and Risk committee of the School.

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

Professor Mark FlynnBoard Member

Professor Flynn joined the Newcastle Grammar School Board in 2019. He holds a PhD in Medicine and was awarded an MBA jointly by Ramon Lull University (Spain) and Georgetown University (USA).

Professor Flynn has over 20 years’ experience in Executive and Non-Executive positions locally, nationally, and overseas. He currently guides the strategy and leadership of several innovative medical device companies such as Hemideina Ltd where he is Chief Medical Officer (CMO). He has significant experience and leadership in education, health and medicine, innovation and commercialisation. He has led organisations and teams locally in Australia, China, Denmark, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden and Latin America. He has held executive leadership positions in both the University (e.g. University of Newcastle, University of Gothenburg) and Industry sectors (e.g. Cochlear Ltd, Wise Neuro Srl, Demant A/S Group).

Professor Flynn is a member of the Property and Development committee and the Corporate Governance Committee.

Professor Flynn has a child who attends Newcastle Grammar School.

Mr John CandyBoard Member

Mr Candy joined the Newcastle Grammar School Board in August 2019 and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Newcastle, is a Chartered Accountant and is also a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Candy is the Chief Financial Officer of the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service and in that role manages the finance function as well as overseeing the organisation's procurement, facilities and technology, whilst having extensive involvement in government tender processes. John has expertise in managing budgets, strategic planning, infrastructure and asset management, fundraising, risk management and corporate governance.

Mr Candy currently has a child who attends the Newcastle Grammar School.

Ms Jennifer HayesBoard Member

Ms Hayes joined the Newcastle Grammar School Board in 2021. Ms Hayes is a Certified Practicing Accountant; a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Bachelor of Business in Accountancy and Master of Business.

Ms Hayes has over 20 years' experience in Executive and Non-executive positions; locally, nationally and abroad, in a diverse range of sectors including fast moving consumer goods, utilities, primary health and tertiary education. She brings extensive skills and experience in financial leadership, economics, strategic planning, corporate governance, audit and risk management.

Ms Hayes has a child who attends Newcastle Grammar School.

Mr Robert MaddenBoard Member

Mr Madden joined the Newcastle Grammar School Board in April 2021. He holds qualifications in Construction Management from Newcastle University, is a Chartered Project Manager and Quantity Surveyor and possesses over 10 years’ experience working in Australia, UK and Europe predominantly in the Education, Arts & Cultural, Heritage and Hospitality Sectors.

Mr Madden is also a Director of Madden & Associates Pty Ltd. 

His expertise includes strategic planning, infrastructure and asset management and risk management. 

Mr Madden is a member of the Property Development Committee of the School.