GM Sponsors was originally formed by Graeme Meadows who was not only a former Principal in the Victorian State School system, but also someone who worked tirelessly in both the State & Catholic School Systems for many years in School Reviews, Conference Management and Sponsorship. Graeme was a wonderful support to schools in Leadership & Management and was a loyal colleague and friend to Educational Sponsorship Organisations for over 25 years. Graeme was instrumental in forming partnerships between these companies, schools and School Principals.
Graeme and his wife Carol were both passionate about this arm of their business Belonging to School Principals and for that reason the business was then renamed by the current owners as GM Sponsors. Sadly Graeme passed away in 2014, but his legacy of great work in schools continues through GM Sponsors which is now owned and operated by a group of retired Catholic and State School Principals and Teachers.
We specialise in small scale, boutique sponsorship more commonly known as “The Market Place”, whereby we can link sponsors and suppliers directly with School Principals and Deputies through Network Meetings.
We get you past the School Receptionist, way past the usual mailout, and we avoid the email delete button… all through Direct Access.
We can also arrange Sponsors for overnight or one day conferences, as well as Morning Teas for meetings sponsorship.
GM Sponsors currently works in all Catholic Networks right across Victoria, and a number of State School branch networks in Melbourne and Geelong.
We also work in Partnership with the Victorian Association of Catholic Primary School Principals Association (VACPSP) in supporting the Health and Well Being of Catholic Principals in the State of Victoria.
Chris has been in the Catholic System for all of his Teaching career, initially as a Physical Education teacher, followed by a music and classroom teacher. For the past 27 years, Chris has been the Principal of three Catholic Schools in the South East of Melbourne.
Chris had the pleasure of working with Graeme Meadows on numerous occasions at both a Conference and School Review level.
Leisure time for Chris includes golf (Keysborough G.C), Racing and Syndicating Thoroughbreds, following the Mighty Saints, and spending time with family and friends. When the opportunity arrives, travel is also high on the agenda for Chris.
Since starting at Burwood Teachers College back in 1976, Rod has spent just over 40 years in education. Working mainly in the eastern suburbs as a teacher and Deputy Principal for 16 years, Rod was appointed as Principal at Healesville in 1994 where he stayed for nearly 10 years followed by 12 years at Scoresby. Rod retired mid 2016 to pursue other interests: holidays, fishing and to be able to be involved in GM Sponsors. A long term resident of the Dandenong Ranges and keen follower of the Upwey-Tecoma Tigers football club ( as well as the Mighty Cats ), Rod looks forward to putting back into education through his involvement and partnership in the sponsors in education industry.
Kym retired in 2016 after a very successful career in education spanning 30 plus years. She started out working at The Pines in Frankston, where by chance her first Deputy Principal was Graham Meadows. After moving to the eastern suburbs Kym worked in a number of schools as a teacher, curriculum leader, cluster educator, Deputy Principal and finally as Principal. She looks forward to her involvement with GM Sponsors, supporting the system that gave her so much. In her retirement Kym spends many hours pursuing her passion for travel.
Paul Hogan has been involved in Catholic Education for 33 years. After 12 years in the classroom, he then moved into various leadership roles in a number of schools. He spent the last 15 years as a Principal in 2 schools in the Northern Region. Retiring at the end of 2022, Paul will spend some time travelling throughout Europe later in the year. He is married with 3 sons and 2 grandsons. He also enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as getting in a game of golf whenever he can. As a Principal for some years he was also the Sponsorship Liaison person to GM Sponsors and the Principals in the North Western Network. Paul is looking forward to meeting colleagues again and working with them throughout Victoria in his new role with GM Sponsors.
Michael (Mick) has been involved in Catholic Education for the past 36 years. The majority of these years were at Catholic College Bendigo, now Catherine McAuley College where he held various leadership positions including 14 years as Deputy Principal and one year as Principal. For the past 5 years he has been Co-Principal at St Peter’s Primary School North Bendigo, retiring from this position at the end of 2022.
Away from work Mick lives on 20 acres outside Bendigo and enjoys time in his small vineyard producing Shiraz, Cabernet and Marsanne wines. Other hobbies include fishing in various freshwater locations around Victoria and NSW. He also enjoys following his children’s various sporting pursuits.
Mick looks forward to meeting and supporting the various networks through his involvement with GM Sponsors.