Melbourne Girls Grammar (MGGS) is delighted to welcome Trudie Horsfall (1976) to the role of President of the Old Grammarians Society. Trudie has had a long association with MGGS, dating back to her period as a boarder in the mid-1970s. Reflecting upon her time as a student, Trudie highlights her studies in geography and Australian politics as among the educational experiences she most enjoyed. Connections with classmates, and teachers too, feature in her reflections of her alma mater.
Trudie and her husband John have two daughters Hope Dyson (2011) and Annabel Dyson (2015) who also attended MGGS, during which time Trudie was an enthusiastic contributor to the Parents Association. She also served as Co-Founder of the Girls and Parents (GaP) organisation, to help facilitate volunteering opportunities for girls and their guardians. More recently, Trudie has been volunteering her time and talents to St Kilda Mums, a not-for-profit organisation that sources pre-loved baby goods and children’s clothing for families in need.
Trudie’s empathetic nature has been a guiding force in her personal and professional lives. Her resume includes roles as both a Registered Nurse and a Registered Midwife, along with appointments as a Childbirth Educator and Infertility Nurse. In addition to her nursing career, Trudie also has significant experience in event management and sales and marketing. According to Trudie, diversity is key.
When asked to provide some advice for today’s MGGS students, Trudie reiterates the importance of having a wide-ranging set of skills. “Diversify your interests and passions and you will be surprised how you can adapt with a varied skill base,” she says.
Drawing upon her own set of far-reaching competencies, we look forward to Trudie enjoying a successful tenure as President of the Old Grammarians Society.