Chairman – Thomas Baines Lambert

I attended Lambert School from 1980 until 1987. I then worked as a cleaner at the school progressing to teacher’s aide and then teacher. I finished working at Lambert School in 2003 when I started a chef’s apprenticeship. In 2015 I started an IT degree at UTAS university, finishing at the end of 2017. I am now involved in a small IT business which I and two others formed at the end of 2017. While at university I sat on the student liaison committee. I have been a member of the Lambert School Board since the Board’s creation, becoming Chairman at the start of 2015. As Chairman I am guided by Independent Schools directions for School Boards as well as the simple question “What is the best outcome for the students of Lambert School?”  I believe in transparency and enabling the school to fulfil its policies.

Board member – Kirsten Bacon

Kirsten Bacon is a senior college teacher who has worked with classes from Primary to TAFE in both the public and independent sectors. Kirsten has a long association with Lambert School. She is passionate about offering children opportunities to have real authentic educational experiences that engage children in their education. In her current professional role she is working with young adults providing experiences that empower them to make good decisions based on their school learning.


Board member – Tai Gardner

 Tai Gardner graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in 2012. Tai is currently a researcher at the University of Tasmania and has a long relationship with Lambert School, being both an ex-student and a current part-time employee. Tai has been on the Lambert School board for five years and has sat on its Review and Development board in this time. Tai believes that all decisions should be framed in order to achieve the most benefit for the students.

Board member – Kate Gillham

Kate is employed as a Growth and Development consultant for an organisation that provides support to people with a mental illness or disability.  She has a background in developing values based teams and leadership frameworks for both professional and community groups and is passionate about providing individual approaches that create opportunities for people to live their life to the full.   Kate is a parent of children who currently attend Lambert School, has previously sat on the school’s Review and Development committee and this year, will be joining the Lambert School Board.  Kate is excited be a part of the ongoing development of the school and to bring excellence in opportunity and learning for the students at Lambert School.