Chairman – Mr Jason Fowler
BBus (Accounting / Banking / Finance) Certified Financial Planner
Mr Fowler is a Director of the specialist financial planning firm, Fowler’s Group.
Apart from a high level of business acumen, Jason is a strong communicator with an extensive commercial network throughout Australia. He is a big believer in ongoing education, professional skill development and personal growth and development.
Mr Fowler has a very long association with TAS, having completed his secondary years there as a student. Today, his own three children are students at TAS.
Jason has been an active Board Member of TAS since 1995. He brings a strong knowledge of the Cairns community and the business community to the Board, along with a passion to continually build the reputation of TAS as one of the leading schools in Australia.
Deputy Chairman / Treasurer – Mr David N Goodman
JP(Qual), BBus – Accountancy, FCA, CTA, DipFP, DipMB, AFP, LGMA
Mr Goodman is the Proprietor of Goodman Chartered Accountants (established in 1988), specialising in servicing small business across a range of industries and professions. He has over 30 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant and serves on the Board of a number of community organisations. He has also served on the Boards of his Professional Associations.
Mr Goodman grew up in Cairns attending local schools and Churchie in Brisbane before university at QUT. He has continued to undertake various post graduate studies including qualifying as a Local Government Auditor, Local Government Clerk, Financial Planner and Mortgage Broker.
David has children who attended TAS from 1993 to 2008.
Ms Zoe Cottew
BA, MAComms, GradDipA(CommRadio), DipLang(Ind)
Ms Zoe Cottew has more than 11 years of experience across international development, corporate and public affairs and communications for global organisations including Shell, Rio Tinto, the United Nations, and the East Timorese Government. She has lived and worked in France, East Timor, Jordan, the United Kingdom, Indonesia, and Australia and has traveled extensively.
Ms Cottew most recently worked as the Director of Corporate Affairs and Communications for the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility, a $5bn lending facility for the development of Northern Australia.
Ms Cottew settled in Cairns six years ago when her husband took a position at Cairns Hospital. Their three children are currently enjoying the benefits of a TAS education. Ms Cottew is passionate about what the TAS school community has to offer and enjoys being a full participant in school life.
Mr John Gersekowski
BE (Hons), MBA, CPEng, MIEAust, RPEQ
Mr Gersekowski is the General Manager – Operational Support for GHD with responsibility for risk management across GHD’s global operations.
By profession, John is a civil engineer with over 30 years’ experience in the planning, design and delivery of a range of major infrastructure and building projects.
John was a TAS parent and both his children have graduated from TAS.
Mr Greg Gilboy
Mr Gilboy is a Director of Gilboy Hydraulic Solutions (established in 2003), a local award winning business which designs and documents plumbing systems for the building and construction industry. He works closely with various levels of government authorities, as well as design architects, engineers and individual clients. In 2012, Mr Gilboy was nominated by his peers and was a Finalist in the Australian Institute of Management’s Manager of the Year Awards for his contribution to management and internal management systems.
Previously, Greg was a partner in a building development company which built and sold speculation homes into the Cairns property market during the GFC. As a result of the economic challenges of this period, he gained excellent practical experience in cost management strategies which he is now able to bring to the School Board.
Over the past 10 years, Greg has contributed significantly to the Cairns Hockey Association (CHA). He has been a Board Director on the CHA Board; was involved in the Association’s Vision 5000 Masterplan which was successful in delivering the second artificial turf playing field; he is a member of the CHA Facilities Committee and he was actively involved with the Australian Hockey Masters Committee in charge of Facilities for the 2016 Australian Masters Championship held in Cairns.
Greg has also been involved with various unit complex and commercial property body corporates since 1995 and he is currently Chairman of two local commercial property body corporates.
Mr Gilboy’s daughter is a current student at TAS and she has attended the school since Kindergarten.
Dr Barbara Howard
BSc(Hons), PhD(Physics), MAIP
Dr Howard lectured in Physics at QIT (now QUT) for eight years, then taught Physics and Mathematics at St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls in Perth. Subsequently, she taught Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry at TAS for twenty years until retirement. At TAS, she served in the roles of Head of Science, Head of Curriculum Services, Acting Director of Curriculum and Acting Deputy Principal.
As a teacher, she believed in engendering in students a lifelong love of Mathematics and Science, as well as achieving to their very best. As Head of Science, she introduced to TAS many innovations, for example, entering students into the national Science and Chemistry competitions and Science Olympiads and offering gifted and talented courses out of school hours for interested students. Under her guidance, TAS was the first school in Queensland to introduce major Physics projects, which are now part of the State Curriculum.
Dr Howard was also a parent at the school, with both daughters receiving the benefits of a TAS education.
Mrs Juanita Maiden
Mrs Maiden is a commercial lawyer (specializing in structuring, wills & estates and trusts). Having previously held senior corporate and Board roles, Juanita brings a strong sense of business acumen to her role. She also has a keen interest in sports law and governance and is currently the Chairperson of the AFL Queensland Disciplinary Tribunal.
Juanita is a born and bred local and has a long relationship with the school having completed her secondary schooling at TAS before continuing her studies at the University of Queensland in Brisbane.
Mr Trent Twomey
BPharm, BBus, FACP, FAICD, FIML
Secretary World Pharmacy Council, Senior National Vice President & Queensland President, The Pharmacy Guild of Australia
Trent and his wife are both pharmacists and own a small group of pharmacies in Northern Queensland. Trent has been involved with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia for over ten years and was part of the negotiating team for the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement.
Trent is Chairman of Advance Cairns, the peak economic development and advocacy organisation for Tropical North Queensland and the Chairman of the Northern Australia Alliance. He is an Adjunct Professor at James Cook University, a Council Member of the Queensland Futures Institute, and a trustee for the Committee for Economic Development of Australia.
Trent is a Fellow of the Australian College of Pharmacy, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Managers and Leaders.
The Venerable Christopher Wright
Archdeacon Christopher is the Anglican Parish Priest St Saviour’s, Kuranda, with responsibility for St Peter’s Kewarra Beach, St George’s Mareeba, Christ Church Cooktown, Dimbulah and Chillagoe. Christopher is the Archdeacon of Anglican Diocese of North Queensland and is the Bishop’s Commissary. The Archdeacon is a Member of the Australasian Committee of St George’s College Jerusalem.