Chairperson – 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.
Treasurer – Bob Fletcher
Bob Fletcher has taught mathematics and science at Lambert School since 2014.
Growing up in England, he developed a fascination with the natural world, leading to a deep interest in science. This included contributing to several wildlife reports and wardening on Bardsey Island off the Welsh coast. After graduating from the University of Sheffield with an honours degree in Physical Geography and Ecology, Bob served in village pubs, travelled and worked for laser and semiconductor companies. Travels led him to Tasmania and a career in the tourism industry. Wishing to return to something science-related, he then studied for a Master of Teaching at UTAS, enabling a new career in teaching. In this time he has continued to travel widely and pursue hobbies such as photography, birdwatching, snorkelling and astronomy.
His philosophy in teaching is to nurture questioning and curiosity, enabling students to develop their understanding through exploration of ideas in a creative environment. Always wanting to improve his own practice, he is committed to professional development, including attending STEM X events and engaging students in real science. In order to help students achieve their best educational outcomes and opportunities, Bob sits on the Science Teachers Association of Tasmania board and is editor of the ‘Static’ science teachers newsletter. His involvement on the school board allows teacher representation and a commitment to focus upon positive student outcomes.
Sean Kelly – Appointed Feb 2022
Past Board Experience Board Member, CAST (Contemporary Art Services Tasmania) Board Member and Public Officer, Hobart Fringe Festival Board Member, South Hobart Creative Living Centre Board Member, Chameleon Arts Centre Board Member, GASP, (Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park) Board Member, St Patrick’s Day Board, Cork, Ireland Board Member, Australia Council Arts Visual Arts Board Qualifications Diploma of Art Teaching (Tasmania) Tasmanian Art Teacher’s Certificate Bachelor of Arts (Visual Art), Uni of Tasmania Master of Fine Art, (Uni of Tasmania) Relevant Background Art Teacher at State HSC Colleges in Hobart for 20 years Sessional Lecturer, Tasmanian School of Art Art Teacher at Lambert School for one year Daughter and Son both attended Lambert School Other relevant Experience Director Contemporary Art Services Tasmania General Manager Kickstart Arts Program Manager National Sculpture Factory, Ireland.
Scott Turnbull – (comes to the school board as a parent of a former student)
Year appointed to Board February 2021 IST Governance Training 2021 Qualified antique restorer and French polisher. 25 years working within the funeral industry, 10 of those as a regional manager. Currently working in the arts as an International performance artist (The Director) and model. Arts collaborator. Community volunteer Moonah community centre. wwvp 617723457.
Year appointed to Board 2020 Past board experience No prior board experience. Background Son was a past student at Lambert. Currently Senior Workers Compensation Claims Consultant at CGU Insurance. I have over 30 years experience in the workers compensation industry with a particular emphasis on the applicable legislation and the legal aspects of claims work. Working with Vulnerable People No: 405665548 Expiry date: 3/11/2022