School Board



Board Chair




Board Member
Community Representative

Maree grew up in the Pilbara and is a former Student Councillor, Head Girl and Citizen of the Year at Newman SHS.

An experienced director and senior executive, Maree’s career has spanned 30 years in the resources, energy and manufacturing sectors. Maree is a Non-Executive Director of ASX-listed Gold Road Resources Ltd and a Co-Founder/Director of Energy Access Services, who operate an independent and automated WA-focused wholesale gas trading platform.

An active contributor to the not-for-profit sector for 25 years, Maree is a member of Australian Securities and Investment Commissions (ASIC) Corporate Governance Consultative Panel, is an Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) WA Division Councillor and Chairs Juniper, one of WA’s largest aged care community benefit organisations.

Maree was recognised as one of the Top 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining in 2018



Board Member
Community Representative

Harold graduated the University of Queensland with Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering (Hons) and Commerce.

He spent the early part of his career working in the mining industry in regional Queensland, before moving to the Pilbara in 2014. Harold initially worked in engineering and maintenance roles before transitioning to operations roles. In recent years Harold has led the Rail Yards, Data Science, Train Control and Asset Health teams for Rio Tinto Iron Ore.

Harold received his Gold Duke of Edinburgh award in 2007. He has continued to have strong involvement in the communities where he has worked throughout his career, with a passion for team sport, particularly Rugby. In 2014, he led the Australian delegation in the Voices of the Future programme at APEC.

It is important to Harold that the school supports students with clear pathways into the existing and emerging world of work, training or study.




Community Member




Board Member
School Representative

Rita Bourgy has been in Newman since 1991. She graduated from the Lebanese University with a Bachelor of Education in Mathematics prior to living in Australia and has a Certificate of Education in Mathematics from Edith Cowan University.

She started her teaching career in Lebanon where she taught in private and public sectors for six years.

In 1998, she started with the South Newman and Newman Primary schools doing relief and part-time teaching. She joined Newman Senior High school in 2010 and currently is the Head of the Quantitative Sciences.