​Board of Trustees

The strategic direction of the School is governed by the Board of Trustees, a group of professionals from a wide variety of fields. Council members generously volunteer their time, knowledge and expertise to support and guide the School.


The Board of Trustees consists of seven members appointed by the Governor in Council by notification published in the gazette, for a term of four years, of whom:

  • Four are persons nominated by the Minister for Education, Training and Employment,
  • Three are persons elected as prescribed by the Act (ie: donated or subscribed to the school at least the electoral eligibility amount)


Acting Chairman Dr Michael Fanshawe MBBS (Hons I), FANZCA, DipAdv.PTEE An Ipswich Grammar School Old Boy who was school Vice-Captain in 1986 and currently has a son attending IGS. The nephew of Mr Alan Ladley - IGS Headmaster from 1969 to 1989 - he graduated from medical school with First Class Honours in 1992 and is a leading Cardiac Anaesthetist. Dr Fanshawe is Chairman of the Cardiovascular and Perfusion Special Interest Group of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.


Board Member Dr Andrew Winter MB.ChB., FRCA, FANZCA A graduate of the University of Glasgow. In 1992 he was invited to join the Narkos Partnership, an Ipswich-based specialist anaesthetist practice which provides services for St Andrew's Ipswich, Ipswich Hospital and Greenslopes and Wesley hospitals in Brisbane. Dr Winter's three sons attended IGS and he has been actively involved with the school since 1996.


Board Member Mrs Faye Ramsey, GAICD, FIFS, FAIOP Has extensive experience as a director in the private, government, educational and community sectors. A graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, she has been involved in management and training roles in the legal and financial industries for more than 20 years. Mrs Ramsey is married to an IGS Old Boy and has also sent three sons to the school.


Board Member Mr Greg Wallace A passionate supporter of Ipswich Grammar School across academics, sports and the arts. As founding Chairman of the Red & White Foundation he believes in making an IGS education affordable for all families. A business owner and junior rugby coach, Mr Wallace joined the board in 2014 and currently has three sons at Ipswich Grammar School.


Board Member Mr Des Whybird BE (Hons), FAICD An Ipswich Grammar School Old Boy from 1965-1969. Mr Whybird's brothers, David, Ken and Jim also attended Ipswich Grammar School between 1958 and 1973. Mr Whybird was the Chairman of GHD until recently retiring. He has a vast array of strategic and governance experience from a range of board and committee roles.


Secretary to the Board of Trustees Mrs Tracey Twigg

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