St Margaret's Foundation


The St Margaret's Foundation was established to bring together a committed group of individuals passionate about St Margaret's, its future and its students' futures to assist the school to promote and steward a philanthropic culture to help raise funds for the school to carry out its mission, now and into the future. Our Board members give their time voluntarily and bring skills from many different fields of endeavour to assist the school.

We thank you for your support and participation in Enhancing Excellence at St Margaret's.

St Margaret’s Foundation Board 2019

Kylie Lamprecht - Chair
BBus, CA
Kylie Lamprecht, her mother and sister are all St Margaret's Old Girls and share a strong bond with the School. Kylie is a Business Services Practitioner at Pitcher Partners. Kylie has an extensive background in structuring, taxation, asset protection and family succession with a strong focus on client relationships and service. She typically works on large private client structures across a broad industry sector. Kylie was a former Director of Creative Enterprise Australia from 2014 - 2017 and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia. 

Frances Becker - Deputy Chair

Frances Becker is originally from Rockhampton in Central Queensland. She was a boarder at St Margaret's during her secondary school years and is a third generation St Margaret's girl. Frances, her sisters, Sarah and Alexandra, her mother, Julie Becker (nee Luck), and her grandmother, Merilyn Luck (nee Beak), all consider that the core values of St Margaret's have significantly helped to give their family direction in their life journeys. Fran is an agribusiness lawyer at McCullough Robertson Lawyers where she has a practice focused around advising private clients, families and high net worth individuals on various tax, commercial and succession law matters. Fran was recently recognised by Doyle’s Guide 2019 as a rising star for succession law in Australia.

Ros Curtis
Ros began her career as a teacher with Education Queensland with the teaching areas of History and Drama. Since that time she has worked in five independent schools in both pastoral and curriculum roles - Moreton Bay College, Brisbane Girls Grammar, St Hilda's School, St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School and St Margaret's Anglican Girls School.Ros completed her Masters of Education in Leadership and Management in 2005 and received the Australian Council for Education Leaders (QLD) award from Queensland University of Technology for Academic Excellence in postgraduate study in Educational Leadership. Her areas of interest include school leadership structures and their effectiveness, curriculum leadership and aspirant leaders and change leadership and management. In 2011, Ros received the John Laing Award for her significant contribution to the professional development of Senior Leaders in Schools. Ros is a Queensland Fellow of the Australian Council of Education Leaders and the Australian College of Educations for her services to the teaching profession. Ros is the Queensland Representative and executive member of the board of the Alliance of Girls' School Australasia, and member of the executive branch of the Queensland Branch of AHISA (Association of Heads of Independent Schools) and a member of the Faculty of Business Advisory Board at Bond University.

Ms Zoë Connolly 
Zoë is a St Margaret’s Old Girl ('83) who went on to study a Bachelor of Arts and of Laws at The University of Queensland.  Admitted as a Solicitor, she worked in the law until 2000 when she took time out of employment to travel with her family and raise her three children. In 2010 she returned to work in the not for profit sector – including at the Brisbane Writers Festival, Great Barrier Reef Foundation, and Queensland Ballet. She currently works at Queensland Theatre as the Director of Development, and brings a wealth of experience in this field to assist the school in building its future. Zoë retains a deep connection with the school and has a personal passion to create an environment ensuring our graduates bring intelligence, judgement, integrity and wisdom to the complex world of challenges they will face in their future.

Penny Wolff
BA (Drama), Grad DipEd (Preservice), Exec Grad Cert Bus (Leadership Coach & Mentor), MEd (ECE), MACE.

Penny’s allegiance to the school is one of commitment and enthusiasm, as a St Margaret’s Old Girl and current parent. She values that St Margaret’s effectively combines a love of tradition and its legacy with the excitement of innovation to enrich and enhance learning. Penny has a strong background as an educator, having worked extensively across multiple sectors, including the arts, education, university and business. Most recently, Penny has crafted a niche in the realm of specialty coffee, with people enjoying her multiple brands including Wolff Coffee Roasters, Dandelion and Driftwood Cafe and Queen of Pops. Career highlights for Penny include judging at the World Barista Championships and the World Latte Art Championships.

Timothy Caro
Associate Diploma of Business (Marketing); Advanced Diploma of Project Management

Tim attended Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore, 1983) and is a current parent of two girls at St Margaret’s and his sister also attended St Margaret’s (1984). Tim has diverse business experience, most notably in the pharmaceutical industry, where he worked for several large global companies in addition to creating his own start up pharmaceutical company which supplied oncology products to both public and private clinics. Tim has also established and managed companies in the commercial food and wine industries, and property development and building sector. Tim has a keen interest in classic timber boats and has been restoring a 90-year-old Norman Wright Bay Cruiser. His other interests include rugby, boxing and wine.

Brendon Alford
BBus, CA, GradDip Financial Planning

Brendon Alford is an investment specialist whose judgment is sought after in the industry because of the depth and diversity of his experience. He has worked in the Accounting and Investment sector since 1997 and boasts qualifications in Business, Applied Finance and Chartered Accountancy. In May 2008, Brendon helped establish Whitehaven Private Portfolios. As Director and Portfolio Manager, he spends most of his day overseeing the investment and administrative activities of clients’ portfolios. Because of his background as a Chartered Accountant, his unique ‘after-tax performance’ view to investment operation sets Whitehaven apart.

Mikaeli Costello

Mikaeli is a proud St Margaret’s parent, with both her son and daughter attending St Margaret’s Pre-Prep; her daughter is now in primary school. She is Director of the University of Queensland's (UQ) Alumni Relations and Engagement portfolio, overseeing marketing and communications, programming and events, as well as UQ's annual fund and donor relations for the university’s 300,000+ alumni. Previous to this, Mikaeli held a fundraising role at UQ's Queensland Brain Institute. Under her leadership, QBI raised in excess of $35m as part of UQ’s $500m ‘Not if, when’ philanthropic campaign. In addition to her roles at UQ, Mikaeli has worked extensively in marketing, communications, fundraising and stakeholder engagement within both public and private sectors in Australia, the UK and Europe. She is due to complete her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) this year.


Lara Pickering
BMassComm, MBus

Lara is the Director of Philanthropy and Stakeholder Engagement at St Margaret’s AGS. She is passionate about the support of education, and has spent the past nine years in the tertiary education sector with The University of Queensland in a variety of external engagement and fundraising focused roles.Most recently she was the Associate Director, Alumni & Community Engagement, within UQ’s Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology. She is a member of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the QLD Educate Plus Committee. Lara holds a Master of Business from The University of Queensland and a Bachelor of Mass Communication (Public Relations and Journalism) from the University of Southern Queensland.