The St Andrew’s Grammar School Board
COMPRISES OF MEMBERS WHO assist in the direction for the day to day operations, STRATEGIC PLANNING, CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT AND THE FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF THE SCHOOL.
Board Chair, CEO of The 500 Club, Foundation Teacher of St Andrew's Grammar
Eleni Evangel is the CEO of the 500 Club, a former Australian politician who was the member for the Western Australian Legislative Assembly seat of Perth from 2013 to 2017. She was a City of Perth Councillor between 2005 and 2013. Eleni Evangel, who is of Greek descent, was born in Perth and has a teaching and television presenting background. She was a foundation teacher of St Andrew’s Grammar when the school only had 8 students.
Mrs Dawn Clements has an impressive 30 years of experience in teaching and leadership, most recently as the Principal of Presbyterian Ladies’ College Melbourne (PLC). Before moving to Melbourne, Mrs Clements was the Principal of Lake Joondalup Baptist College in Perth and developed her senior leadership roles in other Colleges in Perth such as St Stephen’s School and All Saints’ College. Her extensive experience in leadership, strategic vision, school improvement planning and specifically, her experience in leading Curriculum and Learning in previous Deputy and Academic Dean roles, will no doubt steer our school into its exciting next chapter.
Mrs Clements is student focused and believes in the importance of strategising for what is best for the students. Her warm personality and caring leadership style nurture the wellbeing of her staff and students to ensure good outcomes. She believes in quality teaching and professional development that benefit staff capacity and enhance student learning competencies. She values teamwork, community, school as a place of belonging and her genuine Christian faith navigates her commitment towards excellence. She believes passionately in providing young people with the opportunities to reach their potential and to make a positive contribution as they develop the knowledge and skills to be people of good influence.
Mrs Clements completed a Master of Educational Management with high distinction, and her thesis focused on academic achievement cultures in schools. She also holds a Diploma of Education and a Bachelor of Arts with a Double Major in English Literature and History. All her qualifications are from the University of Western Australia. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and has been a past member of the Education and Training Committee at the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Western Australia. Mrs Clements has also had experience working in the Not for Profit sector when she was a member of the Executive Leadership Team for The Esther Foundation Inc.
We believe Mrs Clements’ knowledge, skillset and extensive leadership experience will continue to enhance St Andrew’s Grammar, and we look forward to progressing our school’s vision for an amazing future with her.
Reverend Father Terry Gerovasilis
Parish Priest at the Church of Saints Constantine and Helene, Representative of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese
Father Terry was born and raised in Wollongong, New South Wales, and was immersed in Greek Orthodoxy from a young age.
His connection to clerical life did not fade as he grew, and his commitment to his faith did not limit him from accomplishing any of his personal goals either.
Father Terry graduated with a Bachelor of Materials Engineering at the University of Wollongong and has been working for BlueScope (Australia’s largest steel manufacturer) for 10 years now.
In 2013, he also began studying at St Andrew’s Greek Orthodox Theological College and is completing his Bachelor of Theology.
A job opportunity with his company took him to Perth in 2018, where he and his family uprooted and integrated into Perth’s Greek Orthodox Community. It was with the “guidance of some amazing priests here in Perth”, that inspired Father Terry to take the plunge and pursue his lifelong passion of becoming a priest.
Consul of Greece In Perth
Mrs Georgia Karasiotou was born and raised in Thessaloniki, with origins from Thessalia (Trikala) from her father’s side and West Macedonia (Ptolemaida) from her mother’s side. She graduated from the German School of Thessaloniki and then studied Law in Athens, further pursuing specialisation in International Law and Diplomacy in Paris, France. Mrs Georgia Karasiotou joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece in 2007.
Perth is her second post outside Athens, having previously also been in the Representation of Greece to the EU in Brussels, Belgium. Mrs Georgia Karasiotou is here in Perth with her family; her husband and her two small children.
President of the Parent and Friends Association, Director of Alliance Commercial
John is a founding partner of Alliance Commercial WA, he currently holds a diploma in property and has over 20 years’ experience in Commercial negotiations. He is the founder and sole director of Zafco property group which has been developing property in Western Australia over the last 20 years for multinational retail groups. John is a first generation Greek and is passionate about upholding the values and growth of the school.
Peter Katsambanis MLA
Vice President of the Hellenic Community of WA, Former Member for Hillarys, Liberal Party
Hellenic Community of WA Committee Member, Telecommunications/IT Consultant, Project and Construction Manager
Hellenic Community Representative, Business Manager at Hillside Christian College
Dimitrios (Jim) Tsokos has been a practising Accountant with CPA Status since 1982, holding a Bachelor of Business Degree.
Jim has been involved in schools since 1997, and has spent many years as a Business Manager, handling school finances and managing all non-teaching aspects of the school which includes grounds, maintenance, building developments, IT, Administration, Finances and overseeing other support staff. He looks to ensure the school has the opportunities to grow and develop.
Jim has been involved with St. Andrew’s Grammar since 1997 when his children were enrolled at the school.
He has held many positions at St. Andrew’s from being a Parent, Treasurer of the P&F, P&F Board Representative and finally being the Business Manager for the school, a position he held for nearly 10 years.
Jim held the position of Treasurer of The Hellenic Community of Western Australia Inc from 2016 – 2021. He oversaw all the financial responsibility of The Hellenic Community of WA Incorporated, St Andrews Grammar and The Hellenic Community Aged Care.
Jim has also been involved over the years with HACCI, has been on the church committee of Evangelismos and Treasurer of the Floreat Athena Juniors.
He strives to promote Hellenism, Our Culture and Our Greek Orthodox Faith
Hellenic Community Representative, Managing Director and CEO at Argent Minerals Limited
Hellenic Community Representative, Pre-contracts Manager
Former Director, Strategic Engagement, Strategic Engagement at Curtin University, External Advisor
Evan Nicholas was recently retired after 20 years’ service with Curtin University where he was the Director Strategic Engagement, a position he occupied since 2014. Previous positions also held within the Vice Chancellery of the university included, Director Strategy and External Relations, and Director University Development. He also had a period as Director External Relations at the Curtin Business School.
Prior to joining Curtin University in February 1998 Evan enjoyed a successful 30+ year career with the Commonwealth Public Service which concluded while in the position of Regional General Manager WA/SA for the Department of Administrative Services.
Evan is actively involved in community and business activities. He is a current committee member of the National Board of Directors of The Hellenic Initiative (Australia) and member of the Faculty of Science and Engineering Advisory Council at Curtin University. Evan is a life member and past president of the Hellenic Australia Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Prior to retiring Evan was a committee member of the Australian British Chamber of Commerce (WA), committee member of the Historical Heart of Perth and on the Board of Governors, American Chamber of Commerce (WA)