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 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 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 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 is is the Executive Director of the Global Impact Cluster for Better Health, Healthcare and Treatment at the University of Newcastle. He has significant experience and leadership in education, health and medicine, and innovation and commercialisation. He has led a career that has provided on the ground experience in Australia, China, Denmark, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden and Latin America. He has held executive leadership positions in both the University and Industry sectors (e.g. Cochlear Ltd).
Professor Flynn has a child who attends Newcastle Grammar School.
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 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 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.