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Board of Directors Samford Valley Independent School


Grant Tanham-Kelly


Grant is a fellow of CPA Australia with over 20 years experience in private enterprise and government organisations.He has held senior finance positions in government, property development and the banking and finance sector. He sits on both the CPA Australia Queensland Divisional council and the CPA Australia Queensland corporates committee. 

Grant believes not everyone fits into the fundamental educational square. With limited options available for alternative and individualised education systems, he is passionate to play his part in creating such an option.


Jennifer Hill


Jennifer is a solicitor with over 10 years of commercial legal experience, specialising in procurement, telecommunications and information technology law. She has held a diverse top tier, government and in-house roles both in London and Brisbane. She also has a passion for being involved with not-for profit organisations that deliver a benefit to the community. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Information Technology (Dist), and is admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland.

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Jonathan Li


Jonathan is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of financial and investment experience in real estate, energy and financial services, managing large international transactions and project investments. Jonathan has held senior roles with multinational US, UK and ASX companies, and has considerable overseas’ experience.

As a loving father of a child with Asperger’s, Jonathan is passionate about educating children on the spectrum with a growth mindset, so they journey through the marathon of life with grit and personal confidence.

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Linda Eager


Linda Eager is Director of the Kelvin Grove State College TECE (Teacher Enhancement Centre) and strategically develops pre-service teachers through to aspiring leaders.


Linda’s leadership in educating the next generation of Queensland teachers has had a profound effect on the profession and is why she was a finalist in the 2019 Queensland College of Teacher’s Excellence in Leadership category.


Rural, regional and remote schools have some of the state’s most exceptional beginning and preservice teachers thanks to Linda, who is also playing a transformative role at her school in teacher leadership and innovative and pedagogical practices.


Her long term passion to ensure young people with ASD have the best possible education, has stemmed from a personal and professional perspective with a grown daughter and son with ASD as well as many years of working with ASD children as a teacher and principal leader.


Annie Lane


Annie is the founder and Director of  the W.I.L.L program, creating the program out of necessity for her own son after watching his mental health decline rapidly due to his inability to self manage in a mainstream environment. Holding qualifications in Psychology and Counselling, Annie is a passionate advocate for families and individuals facing the challenges associated with an ASD/ADHD diagnosis.


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