Former Australian of the Year appointed to School Council

Recently appointed first female Head of AFL Queensland Trisha Squires has been appointed to the Somerville House School Council.
A passionate advocate for youth, women and education, Trisha is an experienced and inspirational leader who has a modern governance mindset which will continue to lead the PMSA Group and our schools forward.
Of the PMSA Board’s appointment, Chair Morgan Parker said Trisha Squires represents the epitome of contemporary leadership.
“Trisha’s board experience and background in sports administration will be an asset to the Council and her outstanding personal achievements will be an inspiration to the students,” he said.
A recognised leader, in 2019 she won both the Tasmanian Telstra Business Women’s Award and the Jill Lindsay AFL Scholarship. She is a founder of the Reach Broadbridge Fund, a school providing education to primary school-aged children on Thailand’s Phi Phi Island.
Trisha was also Young Australian of the Year in 2006 for her work in the aftermath of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami.
Trisha said she is honoured to be appointed to the Somerville House School Council, as the school has a strong reputation in values-based learning and developing excellence.
“I am passionate about educating girls as a female leader and a mother of two daughters. I believe educating girls to be courageous with confidence will positively influence their future pathways,” she said.
Trisha recently completed an Executive Certificate in Public Leadership at Harvard Kennedy School and the AICD Company Directors’ course. Trisha is known for her leadership qualities, clear strategic thinking, and resilience.
Welcome Trisha to the PMSA family.
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