Board Chair

Danielle Thompson

Danielle moved to Kalgoorlie from Perth in March 2020 and joined the Board in September 2021. During the working week, she is based at Curtin Kalgoorlie as Industry Liaison Coordinator for the WA School of Mines. Danielle is a former Director of Home and Lifestyle Options (HALO), a Christian-led, not-for-profit based out of Armadale (in Perth) that delivers aged and disability support services to the south-east metropolitan region and served on their Board for five years (2018 to 2023), with two-and-a-half of those as Chair.

Board Deputy Chair

Jonnene Thomson

Jonnene joined the GBC Board in late 2022, but her first involvement with GBC was as a primary and early childhood teacher from 2005-2008. She currently works as a Lead School Psychologist with the Department of Education, based in Kalgoorlie. Jonnene is on the leadership team of 247 church, and has served and led the worship team over the past 12 years. She is proud mum to one son (and daughter-in-law) and three primary-aged grandchildren.

Board Secretary

Judy Nolan


Judy joined the Board in October 2022. She has 25 years’ experience teaching in Christian schools in Western Australia. In 2022 she moved from the South West where she was Head of Primary, to Kalgoorlie to be with family. Judy has three children and six grandchildren. She is currently semi-retired, helping to look after two beautiful and energetic grandchildren while also doing relief teaching.  


Board Treasurer
Board Pastor

Vaughan Pirie

Vaughan joined the Board in May 2022. He is the pastor of Kalgoorlie Baptist Church. He joined the board with many life experiences: He has an accounting and business qualification, he was one of the founding teachers of GBC, he and his wife Cathy served for more than 11 years in Thailand as Cross-Cultural workers working with a multi-national organisation, and served as the Families Pastor for a church for three years once their time in Thailand came to a conclusion. He and Cathy have two school aged sons and he is an avid West Coast Eagles supporter.

Board Member

Philip Rixon



College Principal/CEO

Marisa Johnson