Dr Darryl Gauld OAM

National Vice President

Dr Darryl Gauld is in his 4th decade in educational leadership and management roles. In addition to having worked as a School Principal since 1994, he has taught learners from most countries at primary, secondary, and tertiary schools, RTOs/TAFEs, higher education providers, universities, through to large corporations, since the 1980s.

After joining the GMAA (Graduate Management Association of Australia) Inc in 2000, Dr Gauld became a Fellow and the Vice-President. His award-winning Doctorate produced an Effective Teacher Model that has been published and presented, nationally and internationally.

Kyle Arthars

Kyle Arthars is currently employed as an operations and human resources executive within a multi-sector private education group. Holding an MBA from the University of Newcastle, an undergraduate degree in Information Systems, a range of vocational qualifications and currently completing a double degree in Laws and Languages.

Kyle has over a decade of management experience in the international education sector ranging from Higher Education, through Vocational, English language and non-accredited corporate training.

Maxwell Gratton

National President

Since November 2017, Maxwell Gratton has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival (MQFF), which in 2019 is enjoying its 29th season. A highly experienced executive, Maxwell has a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders, and a Member of the GMAA.

He has extensive experience in managing strategic and operational plans, along with a strong track record of stakeholder and volunteer engagement, community consultation, marketing and communication, business development, and sponsorship management.


Brian Jones


Brian Jones has forty-two years’ experience in corporate, professional accounting, taxation, audit and business advisory fields. He has been in practice as an accountant, business adviser and forensic accountant since 1989.

Prior to this he was with BP Australia and BP Finance Australia for six years in accounting policy and systems, corporate accounting and corporate treasury roles. Brian also worked for Touche Ross in London, Birmingham and Geneva. He also spent three years in brand management.

He now specialises in strategic planning, taxation, management and forensic accounting. Brian has worked in a wide variety of industries ranging from international to small business.

As well as holding an MBA, Brian has an Honours degree in Economics from University College London, is an FCA (Fellow of CAANZ) and an Accredited Business Valuer and Accredited Forensic Accounting Specialist.

Brian has been involved with GMAA for over 20 years becoming National President. He became President of the Victorian Chapter in 2004.

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