Management Committee

ASA is led by a national Management Committee, comprising school principals, educational administrators and school chaplains. All states and the ACT are represented on the Committee.  

A president, president-elect and chief executive officer ensure continuity of leadership on the committee. The term of office for a president is three years. The president-elect is nominated from within the Management Committee. The term of office for members of the Management Committee is two years with one extension of two years.

The Management Committee meets four times per year. In 2022 the Management Committee will meet in February (via Zoom), June (Melbourne), August (during the ASA Conference) and October (Melbourne).

Mrs Debbie Dunwoody

Mrs Debbie Dunwoody


BSc DipEdGrad DipCurr Admin MACE FACEL Vic

With a 31-year career in education, Debbie Dunwoody has held diverse leadership positions at a number of Christian schools. Debbie is currently the Principal of Camberwell Girls Grammar School in Melbourne and she is passionate about ensuring excellence in a holistic education.

Debbie’s vision is to ensure that Camberwell girls develop an entrepreneurial mindset and feel confident in themselves as learners and as creative problem solvers. She is focussed on developing compassionate leaders who are prepared to be catalysts for change in the world.

Dr Rob McEwan

Dr Rob McEwan

President Elect - Tasmania

EdD, MEd, BEd, Dip Teach, GCertICT Ed, GCertBA

Dr Rob McEwan has had a distinguished career in education, first as a classroom teacher of music from all levels (Kindergarten to Year 12) and more recently in senior leadership positions. Rob commenced as Headmaster of The Hutchins School in Hobart, Tasmania in January 2017 and prior to this, held the position of Head of Senior School at Scotch College in Perth, Western Australia and Deputy Headmaster/Head of Senior School at Newcastle Grammar School.

He has a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Tasmania, a Masters in Education from the University of New England and a Bachelor of Education from the WACAE. He has additional qualifications in information and communications technology and business administration. He is also a member of the Australian College of Educators (MACE) and the Australian Council of Educational Leaders (MACEL).

Rob’s doctoral thesis focused on student motivation. He is committed to excellence to education and has been involved in a range of initiatives, including the development of critical thinking skills programs in schools in Queensland, New South Wales and Western Australia.

Rob is an active member of the Anglican Church. Rob is married to Gaye and has a son, Tom. His interests include music (playing the trumpet), sport (cricket and Australian Rules Football) and he enjoys classic car restoration.

Mrs Judith Tudball

Mrs Judith Tudball

Immediate Past President


Mrs Judith Tudball is the Principal at St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School in Western Australia and the President of Anglican Schools Australia. She has a proud commitment to the education of girls and a strong background in independent single sex girls’ schools in Tasmania, New South Wales and Queensland. Judith’s career has evolved through numerous leadership roles including Director of Music, Head of Creative Arts, Head of High School, Dean of Co-Curriculum, Deputy Principal (Operations), and Principal of St Michael’s Collegiate School Hobart.

Judith holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Music), a Graduate Diploma in Education, a Master of Leadership and Management in Education, and a Master of Business Administration. With a keen interest in governance, Judith is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Judith believes creativity in education can enhance self-esteem and motivation, develop independence, and inspire curiosity in students. She is committed to assisting young women to contribute as confident, courageous and empathetic citizens in a global community. Judith is an enthusiastic contributor to her community and is a former member of the Executive Committee for the Alliance of Girls’ Schools Australasia and the Board of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. She and her husband Rod have two young adult children, James and Emma, who are studying at university.

The Reverend Peter Laurence OAM

The Reverend Peter Laurence OAM

Chief Executive Officer

BA(Theology) BEcon DipEd MEdLeadership FACE FAIM AMACEA GAICD

The Reverend Peter Laurence OAM is the Chief Executive Officer of the Anglican Schools Commission in Western Australia, an appointment he has held since 2003. He is also Chief Executive Officer of Anglican Schools Australia. Prior to this time, Peter served as principal of two Anglican K-12 schools, All Saints? College in Perth and Trinity Anglican School in Cairns, Far North Queensland.

Peter trained as a secondary school teacher of geography, economics and religious education, subjects he taught for many years. He also holds Bachelors degrees in Economics and Theology, a Graduate Diploma in Education and a Masters degree in Educational Leadership. He is an ordained priest in the Anglican Church (currently licensed in the Diocese of Perth) and has served as a School Chaplain, Head of House, Head of Department and Deputy Principal.

Today as CEO of the Anglican Schools Commission, Peter’s role is to support Anglican schools throughout Western Australia and beyond, and to develop new schools in growth areas.

This year Peter was recognised for his work in the 2021 Lambeth Awards, receiving the Lanfranc Award for Education and Scholarship. The awards are bestowed by the Archbishop of Canterbury with only 36 awarded in 2021, recognising high achievers working across a wide range of areas.

He held the position of President of Anglican Schools Australia from 2008-2011. Peter is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and Fellow of the Australian College of Educators. Peter has held the position of Chair and Member of the Education Committee of Associations of Independent Schools in both Queensland and WA, served on a regional Ethics Committee and was Vice President of the Royal Aero Club of Western Australia for five years. Today he sits on a number of school boards and councils.

Peter is a passionate aviator (holding a Private Pilot’s License) and also a devoted (if sometimes frustrated) member of the West Coast Eagles Football Club.

Mrs Fiona Godfrey OAM

Mrs Fiona Godfrey OAM

Canberra & Goulburn

OAM, BSc (UM), DipEd (ACU), MEdMan (UM), GAIGC

Mrs Godfrey is the Principal of Radford College, an Anglican coeducational day school in Canberra is the first female head of the College.

Fiona is used to ‘leading the way’. Prior to this appointment she was Principal of St Peter’s Collegiate Girls’ School in Adelaide for six years. She was also the first female to be appointed Head of Science at St Kevin’s College in Melbourne before working in senior positions at Westbourne Grammar School and was a Deputy Principal at Fintona Girls’ School and then at Canberra Girls’ Grammar School. In 2011 she was the recipient of the South Australian Business Woman of the Year, Community and Government Award.

Fiona believes it is the quality of the human relationships within a school that defines it.

She says: “As teachers and parents we must work together in a Christian context to encourage and challenge our students to pursue excellence in all things within and beyond the classroom. Each individual should be given opportunities to achieve their highest potential in all facets of life – intellectual, spiritual, moral and social. We should work to develop in our students their God-given talents.”

Dr David Nockles

Dr David Nockles

New South Wales

BA, DipEd, MEd, EdD

Dr David Nockles is only the third Headmaster of Macarthur Anglican School in its thirty-six years history. He took up the position in January 2009 following seven years as Deputy Headmaster of the School.

Born in Johannesburg, South Africa he migrated to Australia with his family at the age of fourteen. He attended Trinity Grammar School and then Sydney University, studying a Bachelor of Arts majoring in History and Geography and a Diploma in Education.

Dr Nockles holds a Master of Education degree with First Class Honours for his dissertation on research examining ‘Parent Perceptions of Effective Schooling’. His interest in Effecting School and Improving Schools continued as he achieved a Doctorate in Education, with a thesis on ‘Student Perception of Effective Schooling’. Dr Nockles has been a keynote speaker at several international conferences.

He began his teaching career at Broughton Anglican College, before becoming Head of Geography at Trinity Grammar School, Summer Hill where he also held the positions of Housemaster and Master-in-Charge of Soccer Football. Dr Nockles was also a Major in the Australian Army Cadet Corps, holding posts as Second in Command of the 450 strong Cadet Unit at Trinity and then some time as Chief Instructor for various Officer of Cadet courses.

As a contributor to the broader educational community, Dr Nockles has been Chair of both the New Anglican Schools Sports Association and the Association of Independent Co-educational Schools. He also serves on the Association of Heads of Independent Schools Australian (NSW Branch) Academic Committee and is the current Treasurer and Secretary. He is a member of the Independence Schools National Partnership Management Council, a body of the Association of Independent Schools, overseeing the new Federal Government funding distribution set up under the COAG National Partnership scheme, as well as a member of Independent Schools Teacher Accreditation Authority Council. Dr Nockles is a member of the Australia College of Educators and a member of the Australian Council for Education Leaders.

Dr Nockles has been a member of the Sydney Diocese Synod for nineteen years and has been a member of the Standing Committee for nine years.

Ms Sherril Butterworth

Ms Sherril Butterworth



Ms Sherril Butterworth was appointed Executive Director of the Anglican Schools Commission (ASC), Queensland in July 2014. Up until then she was a practising lawyer who had recently completed her term on Diocesan Council and the Legal Committee. Sherril was a Diocesan Representative to General Synod and a member of the Diocesan Audit and Risk Committee.

Sherril is a parishioner at Surfers Paradise and became Chair of Council of St Hilda’s School, Southport, in 2010. She relinguished this role to take up her position at the ASC.

Sherril hopes to strengthen goverance structures and supportive relationships with the schools. She is also aiming to raise the presence of the Anglican Ethos and make a positive contribution to the Diocesan goal of One Church One Mission.

Mr Tim Browning

Mr Tim Browning

South Australia

B.E (Hons Mech), DipEd, MEdSt

Tim Browning was commissioned as the 15th Headmaster of St Peter’s College in Term 1, 2018. Tim has a distinguished career in both coeducational and boys’ education settings. He was formerly Deputy Headmaster and Head of Senior School at Cranbrook School in Sydney. His previous roles include Head of Senior Years at The Scots College in Sydney, Director of Boarding at Anglican Church Grammar School (Churchie) in Brisbane, and Senior Boarding Housemaster at Geelong Grammar School.

Tim was born in Warialda and grew up in the northern tablelands of NSW in a family of 5 siblings. He attended Armidale School as a boarder from age 12 until he graduated in 1988 and was a keen sportsman, playing cricket and rugby, and participating in track and field, shooting and was heavily involved in music.

Tim attended the University of Queensland, obtaining Honours in Mechanical Engineering and commenced his first teaching role at a new school on the Sunshine Coast: Matthew Flinders Anglican College, Buderim.

In addition to a Bachelor of Engineering, Tim possesses a Post Graduate Diploma in Education and Master of Educational Studies, all from the University of Queensland. He has also previously held the position of Director of the Australian Boarding Schools Association.
Tim is a strong believer in the holistic education of every child, is passionate about sports, music and the arts. As an educational leader he is particularly interested in the craft of teaching and is keen to support teachers in pursuing their passions and striving toward excellence.

Mr Adrian Farrer

Mr Adrian Farrer



Adrian is the Principal of Trinity Grammar School, Kew in Melbourne. He was previously the Principal of Cathedral College Wangaratta, overseeing the school’s growth from 327 students in 2013 to around 970 in 2019. He holds a Masters in Educational Management and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Melbourne.

Adrian has broad experience in Independent and Christian schools, having worked for seven years at Penleigh and Essendon Grammar and for nine years at Camberwell Grammar School in Melbourne. He attended Melbourne Grammar, an Anglican school, as a student. Adrian held various leadership roles prior to becoming a principal, including Head of Middle School, YLC roles, Head of House and overseeing many co-curricular programs.

The son of an Anglican Bishop, a former delegate to Melbourne Synod and a member of a number of local parishes over the course of his life, Adrian has a strong sense of the breadth of the Anglican Communion and an appreciation of the diversity that it offers, particularly through its schools.

His happiness is somewhat tied to the fortunes of the North Melbourne Football Club.

Mr Benjamin Lomas

Mr Benjamin Lomas

Western Australia

BSc(EnvMgt); GradDipEd; Med(Lshp); MEdResearch

Benjamin is the Principal of Peter Moyes Anglican Community School in Perth. Prior to his appointment in 2018, he was at John Septimus Roe Anglican Community School. He holds a Bachelor of Science and Graduate Diploma of Education from Edith Cowan University and a Masters of Educational Leadership and Masters of Educational Research from the University of Western Australia.

Benjamin has extensive experience in Anglican schools, having worked for close to 20 years as a teacher of Science, Mathematics, Humanities and Health & Physical Education and in leadership positions including Interim Principal, Assistant Principal Middle School and House Coordinator.

Benjamin has also worked in Department of Education Schools and spent a year in Vancouver, Canada as an exchange teacher.

Benjamin is married to Sarah and they have two young children, Noah and Elly. His interests include travel, music, reading and several sports including Australian Rules Football (West Coast Eagles), cricket and golf.

The Reverend Fr Hans Christiansen

The Reverend Fr Hans Christiansen

Chaplains' representative

B(theol) Copenhagen, Grad Dip(Spiritual direction) MCD, Grad Dip Education (Secondary) ACU.

Hans is the Senior Chaplain at Melbourne Grammar School. He is an ordained priest in the Anglican Church, a Spiritual Director and a trained Supervisor of Spiritual Direction students and a Secondary Teacher of Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Hans is an oblate in the Camaldolese Benedictine Order. He is the co-founder and former President of the Mornington Peninsula Interfaith Network. Hans has a keen interest in education, public speaking, writing, World Religions, contemplative spirituality, First Nations People and culture, interfaith dialogue and social and environmental justice.

Before working at Melbourne Grammar School, Hans was the founding Chaplain and Religious Education Coordinator at Balcombe Grammar School. He has served as Board member of the Jewish, Christian and Muslim Association and has been a member of the Anglican Diocese’s Social Responsibilities Committee. Hans regularly leads interfaith dialogues, retreats and meditation days.

Hans is originally from Denmark. He is married to Ruth and they have two sons, one of whom now lives in Denmark. When he is not working, Hans is often found in the wonderful wilds of nature blissfully riding his gravel bike while contemplating the beauty of the natural world.

The Reverend Gillian Moses

The Reverend Gillian Moses

Chaplains' representative

BA; LLB(Hons); BTh(Hons)

Gillian is the chaplain at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School in Brisbane. She is an Anglican priest with tertiary qualifications in Japanese, Law and Theology.

Prior to becoming a school chaplain, Gillian served as a parish priest in a regional parish, and as an associate priest with St John’s Cathedral in Brisbane. She was also Executive Research Assistant to the Primate. She is a lifelong Anglican with a keen interest in the future shape of the church.

Gillian has served on Diocesan Council and is currently a member of the General Synod Church Law Commission, and the Diocesan Audit and Risk Committee. She is chair of the Brisbane Diocese’s Domestic and Family Violence Working Group and Provincial Link for the International Anglican Women’s Network.

Gillian works with the Society of the Sacred Advent, an Anglican religious order. She is part of the Transitional Chapter of the Society and is committed to the ongoing contribution of religious orders to the life of the Anglican Church and its schools.

Gillian’s interests include gardening, bushwalking and her dogs, and she is a dedicated baker of sourdough bread.

PositionRepresentativeSchool/InstitutionPhone Number
President Mrs Debbie DunwoodyCamberwell Girls Grammar School, VIC(03) 9811 8529
President Elect / TasmaniaDr Rob McEwanThe Hutchins School, TAS(03) 6221 4200
Immediate Past PresidentMrs Judith TudballSt Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School, WA(08) 9341 9111
Chief Executive OfficerThe Reverend Peter Laurence OAMAnglican Schools Commission, WA(08) 9286 0290
Canberra & GoulburnMrs Fiona GodfreyRadford College, ACT(02) 6162 6238
New South WalesDr David Nockles Macarthur Anglican School (02) 4647 5333
QueenslandMs Sherril ButterworthAnglican Schools Commission, QLD(07) 3835 2280
South  AustraliaMr Tim BrowningSt Peter’s College, SA(08) 8404 0407
VictoriaMr Adrian FarrerTrinity Grammar School, VIC(03) 9854 3600
Western  AustraliaMr Benjamin LomasPeter Moyes Anglican Community School, WA(08) 9304 5500
Chaplains’ representativeThe Reverend Gillian MosesSt Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School(07) 3373 5999
Chaplains’ representativeThe Reverend Hans ChristiansenMelbourne Grammar School, VIC(03) 9865 7555