Colin Stimpson

 Chief Operating Officer

Colin joined Caulfield Grammar School’s executive leadership team in January 2022. His business career spans more than 20 years in a range of global industries, developing his commercial acumen and leadership expertise with companies such as ExxonMobil, Santos, Cosan and Brenntag. 

Through his professional and personal journey to date, Colin has become convinced that ‘good business’ is ‘business for good’, where meaningful and positive social change goes hand in hand with a strong and sustainable commercial endeavour. This belief has led him to also apply his skills over the past decade to the for-purpose sector.   

In 2013 Colin co-founded an employment-focused social enterprise that supports integration training for at-risk youth in the warehousing and logistics sector. In 2019, as Director of Impact Investing at Social Ventures Australia, Colin helped develop Victoria’s emerging social enterprise sector, building strategic partnerships with industry, government and social enterprise to facilitate at-scale employment opportunities for disadvantaged Australians. 

A proud Caulfield Grammar parent, Colin’s strong sense of community service also led him to serve as Treasurer and then President of the Caulfield Campus Parents and Friends’ Association from 2015–2019, reinforcing his belief that commercial roles in schools are fundamentally about improving operations to support and enable a focus on quality learning and building a strong school community. 

An avid music lover, Colin hopes one day to realise his dream of playing in a 70s glam rock band.