Board of Governors

The Shelford Constitution can be found here 

Following are the members of our Board of Governors.

Simon Gray


Simon has a range of commercial, leadership and construction experience gained over 38 years, both domestically and internationally. Simon stepped on to the Shelford Girls' Grammar School Council in 2024.


Melinda Honig


Melinda is the current General Counsel, Company Secretary and Chief Risk Officer for Australian Unity Limited. Prior to working at Australian Unity, she worked for GE and KPMG in a variety of senior executive and legal roles. Melinda has a range of corporate and commercial legal, governance, risk and compliance experience gained across broad environments. Mel stepped on to the Shelford Girls' Grammar School Council in 2024.

Deputy President 

Bec Brideson

B Arts (Monash)

Bec began her career as a Creative Director working on an extensive range of branding and marketing campaigns. After five years as a senior leader, she opened her own communications consultancy business, Venus Comms. Bec lends her expertise to a variety of businesses, agencies and organisations as a consultant, teacher and coach. 

Board Member

Chloe Giamadakis 

Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce (major in marketing) 
(Deakin University)

Chloe is a legal counsel specialising in the funds and financial services industry. Her background in a complex and heavily regulated industry enables to foster cross-functional collaboration among business units, offering strategic advice to boards, executive teams, regulators, auditors and consumers. 

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Andrew Hounsell

Bcom, CA

Andrew joined the School Council in 2024. Andrew is an External Audit Partner of KPMG Australia, with over 20 years of experience working with clients across a wide range of industries including Construction and Property, Consumer & Industrial Markets, Logistics, Energy and Natural Resources and Not-for-profit. Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University (Clayton Campus), is a Chartered Accountant and a Registered Company Auditor.

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Mark Juers

Mark is the Lead Pastor of Oaktree Anglican Church. Mark trained at Ridley College, was ordained in 2016, and comes with a broad range of experiences from St Hilary’s Kew as well as starting a new congregation at St Alfred’s Blackburn Nth before that. 

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David Thompson


David is the current Managing Partner of the Melbourne office of Hunt & Hunt lawyers. He has practiced in the area of employment and workplace relations for many years, acting for employers in a wide range of industries, including education. David joined the School Council in 2024.

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