Strength and Diversity

For 100 years, successive generations of School leaders have had the vision and strength of character to keep driving Mentone Grammar forward which has led to the incredible school we have today.

We honour them for their dedication and commitment, and we thank all those who have taken up the mantle of leadership.

Today, our School benefits from a dynamic array of experience and expertise offered by our Executive Team, School Board, and School Foundation.

With a strong sense of purpose, we remain committed to our Vision to develop resilient young people with a wide range of skills, interests and attributes to find their place in an ever-changing world, through a leading educational environment which challenges and motivates within a caring Community.

“Leadership is lifting a person's vision to higher sights, the raising of a person's performance to a higher standard, the building of personalities beyond normal limitations.”


Meet the Team

Discover more about our diverse leadership and governance teams.


Under the strategic leadership of Principal, Mal Cater, the Executive team perpetually strive to make our School ‘even better’ long into the future.

Together with the Board, the Executive Team is responsible for ensuring that Mentone Grammar and everyone who is a part of it contributes to the success of the Strategic Plan, meeting our targets for quality and growth, and staying true to our vision.

Mal Cater

Principal (Class of 1981)

Jarrod O’Neill

Deputy Principal

James Walton

Director of Learning and Teaching

Katya Dunham

Director of Advancement

Yana Hall

Risk and Compliance Manager

Cameron Lancaster

Head of School Operations

Jess Richards

Head of Eblana

Mary Craven

Head of Riviera

Dan Newton

Head of Bayview

Julie James

Head of Greenways

Jason Mann

Head of Frogmore

Executive Team Members
PrincipalMal Cater
Deputy Principal Jarrod O’Neill
Director of Business Nicole Bradshaw
Director of Learning and Teaching James Walton
Director of Advancement Katya Dunham
Risk and Compliance Manager Yana Hall
Head of School Operations Cameron Lancaster
Head of Eblana Jessica Richards
Head of Riviera Mary Craven
Acting Head of Bayview Michael Martin
Head of Frogmore Jason Mann
Head of Greenways Julie James

School Board

Mentone Grammar is fortunate to be served by a voluntary Board of professionals and business leaders who are committed to the advancement of education and passionate about our School.

Mal Cater

Principal (Class of 1981)

Ms Sally Buckley

Board Member (Class of 2007)

Ms Amanda Codila

Board Member

Mr Jeff Connolly

Board Member (Class of 1979)

Mr Chris Hewison

Board Member

Mr Darren Murphy

Board Member (Class of 1990)

Reverend Kevin Pedersen

Board Member (Class of 1979)

Mr Troy Riley

Board Member (Class of 1990)

Mr Geoff Ryan AM

Board Member (Class of 1965)

Mentone Grammar Board Members
Mr Ross JoblinLLB (Hons) Dip Corp Mgmt FAICD FCIS, (Chair), Company Executive
Ms Sally BuckleyBA (Criminology/French), JD, GDLP
Ms Amanda CodilaBA (Psych), MA (Psych) Human Resources Manager
Mr Jeff ConnollyCEO B Com / MAICD / Adjunct Professor
Mr Chris HewisonB Business Property, Grad Dip Management, MBA
Mr Darren MurphyBComm LLB (with Honours), Lawyer
Reverend Kevin PedersenB Theol B Marketing Dip Min, Minister of Religion
Mr Troy RileyBA (Politics/History), GAICD, Company Director
Mr Geoff Ryan AMB Com, B Ed, Grad Dip Curriculum, Educational Consultant
Ms Kylie Watson-WheelerBA (Politics and English Literature), Grad Dip (Communications, Marketing and PR), Managing Director
Mr Malcolm Cater (Attendee)(Principal) B Bus (Acc) Dip Ed MACE MACEL MLM Ed
Ms Nicole Bradshaw (Attendee/Company Secretary)(Director of Business) B Bus, CPA, GAICD


Established in 1987, the Mentone Grammar School Foundation is the organisation through which the school seeks philanthropic support from the School Community.

The funds raised by the Foundation ensure Mentone Grammar remains a leading school by maintaining, updating and expanding our facilities and educational programs. The Foundation also has an annual awards program which students can apply to, in order to assist them in personal endeavours.

Mentone Grammar School Foundation Limited Members
Mr Ian LarsenCompany Director
Mr Troy RileyBA (Politics/History), GAICD, Company Director
Mr Peter RoystonB Juris LLB Barrister and Solicitor
Ms Nicole Bradshaw(Director of Business) B Bus, CPA, GAICD
Mr Malcolm Cater (Attendee)(Principal) B Bus (Acc) Dip Ed MACE MACEL MLM Ed