I am delighted to announce the appointment of Luke Preston to the position of Business Manager at Oakleigh Grammar.
Luke comes to us from Melbourne Grammar where he held the position of Finance Manager for the past three years. His career includes experience in not-for-profit organisations, specifically Education and Sport, including financial and operational roles with Tennis Victoria and Cricket Australia. Prior to this, he worked in the corporate sector for 15 years with major organisations across multiple sectors in both Australia and the UK, including banking, consulting, retail and logistics.
Luke is passionate about the Education sector and the important community role played by schools and not-for-profit organisations. He is a Certified Practising Accountant, a UK Associate of Cost and Management Accounts, and holds a BSc (Social Science) from the University of Southampton. Outside of work Luke enjoys spending time with family; his wife Kellie and two children Alex and Jessica.
As we take this opportunity to welcome Luke to Oakleigh Grammar, I also wish to acknowledge the support and significant contribution of Nick Nicolaou, who has worked closely with the Board and myself in the role of Business Manager over the past six years. Whilst he will be missed by our staff and community, we wish him every success as he settles into his new role located much closer home.
Luke commences on Wednesday, 19 February 2020. I know you will join me in making him feel most welcome at our School.
b Ed, M Ed St, AMACAL, MACE, AFAIM, MAICD