IGS Board Chair Dr Marie Leech brings to IGS a wealth of experience in social justice and education.
Principal of Sancta Sophia College at the University of Sydney from 2008 until recently, she has also been a member of the Executive of University Colleges Australia (UCA) and Chair of the Mental Wellbeing Committee of Healthy Sydney University.
Dr Leech was appointed to the Federal Government’s Stronger Families and Communities Strategy Partnership. Her voluntary work has included the development of strategies to provide access to education for disadvantaged girls and women.
Other previous roles include General Manager, Community Services, at Mission Australia, and Senior Policy Advisor at Uniya, the Jesuit office for social justice research.
She has taught at Kincoppal Rose Bay and TAFE. Dr Leech has a PhD in Social Policy from the University of Sydney and a Masters of Science and Society from the University of NSW.
“Education is the scaffolding that allows us to build our lives,” Dr Leech said.
“It provides us with the foundations to form opinions; to build relationships; to have satisfying careers; to handle challenges; to make decisions.
“International Grammar School provides its students wonderful and sound scaffolding to achieve all of the above – but in addition, provides a scaffolding for inspired creativity; and global perspectives.”