Our Board of Governors


The Board of Governors offer their services as directors at no charge and all profits are reinvested back into the school.

The Pittwater House Junior Schools, Boys' Grammar School and Girls' College are registered and accredited by the NSW Education Standards Authority and the Commonwealth Department of Education, Science and Training.

We receive per capita grants from state and commonwealth governments for each Australian citizen or permanent resident enrolled (K-12).

Meet our Board of Governors

Chairperson: Todd Alexis, SC

Todd has practiced at the New South Wales Bar for nearly 30 years and as Senior Counsel since 2003.  He has extensive experience in all superior courts and appears regularly in the court of appeal and the High Court of Australia.

Todd is a Director of the Sixth Floor Selborne and Wentworth Chambers and has served on various committees of the NSW Bar Association, including professional conduct committees.  

Todd was a committee member of the Pittwater House Parents Association in 2007 and served as its President from 2008 to 2010.  All his children attended Pittwater House, with the last graduating in 2014. 

Les Galbraith

Les is COO of Spartan Sports Group, a global sports manufacturer and sports management company.  He has extensive senior executive experience through Sydney Hilton International and American Express International with executive leadership positions ranging from operations to general management to executive sales to marketing. Les has detailed experience in credit receivable management, merchant and franchise management, country management, sales and marketing, distribution and quality assurance.

Les is also Chairman of the Board of Cure Our Kids, a non-profit children's charity supporting oncology needs at the Westmead Children's Hospital in Western Sydney.

Steve Howell

Steve is the CEO of HCAP Asset management, an investment management firm specialising in Asia. He brings over 25 years of experience in international financial markets, establishing trading businesses for a number of major financial institutions.

Jason Mahoney

Jason is Managing Director of Kantar Retail Australia, a global management consulting firm specialising is growth strategies for consumer goods and services businesses.  Before returning to Australia in 2011, Jason spent 12 years working around the world in America, China, Taiwan and South Africa.

Tod McGrouther

Tod holds a Bachelor of Law (First Class Honours and University Medal) from the University of Sydney and a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance (First Class Honours and University Medal) from the University of New South Wales. Tod is a Principal of KTM Capital which provides corporate advisory and debt and equity underwriting services to small and medium-sized Australian companies.

Tracey Spicer

Tracey is a broadcaster, journalist and writer for ABC TV, Fairfax Media and the Mamamia network. She is an accomplished MC and keynote speaker. Tracey also runs the media training company, Spicer Communications Pty. Ltd., and teaches presentation at the Australian Film, Television and Radio School.

She is the national convenor of Women in Media, a patron of the Cancer Council NSW and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research into pancreatic cancer and Ambassador for ActionAid, World Vision, Dying with Dignity and World Animal Protection. 

Kathy Waters

Kathy is the founder and director of Pod Marketing, a consulting company providing market research, product portfolio and sales analysis, strategic planning and recruitment consulting. Prior to running her own business, Kathy held a number of senior marketing roles in the paper manufacturing industry. Kathy's experience lies in the areas of strategic planning and business analysis.

Rhett Tregunna

Rhett is CEO of Boardroom Pty Limited, formerly known as Registries Limited. He brings a wealth of senior management experience from roles with Eli Lilly Australia and ASX-listed companies Arrow Pharmaceuticals and Sigma Pharmaceuticals.

Dr Nancy Hillier

Dr Hillier is the Principal and Chief Executive Officer of Pittwater House.