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 two 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 2020 the Management Committee will meet in February (Sydney), May (Melbourne), August (during the ASA Conference in Melbourne) and November (Melbourne).
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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.
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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.
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Dr Mark Sly is the foundation principal of Coomera Anglican College, Queensland, and he has been in this role since mid-1996. He is the Chair of the Queensland Anglican Heads Advisory Committee and a member of the Anglican Schools Commission.
Mark says he went into teaching ‘to make a difference in the lives of young people’, and feels blessed that he has been given a number of opportunities to do so in a career spanning more than 30 years. He is a ‘great believer in the power of positive relationships in education’. Indeed he contends, ‘If we get that part right the rest is easy. All children are eager, capable learners when we find the right key to unlock their potential. Technology has played a big part in making that easier, but cannot replace the value of a good teacher.’
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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.
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.
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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.”
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Ross Smith is the Chief Executive Officer of Anglican Schools Corporation (ASC). ASC caters for the academic, spiritual and related developmental needs of over 14,000 children and young people in NSW, ranging from pre-schoolers to post-compulsory school students. ASC currently owns and operates 19 independent schools/campuses in the greater Sydney area and in regional NSW, with an explicit mission to provide affordable quality Christian education.
Ross also holds the role of Chairman of the Glebe Administration Board, which is responsible for the investment of the Diocesan Endowment for the Anglican Church Diocese of Sydney.
Ross’ background includes both local and international experience in a consulting environment, particularly in respect of financial due diligence and corporate restructuring. His experience and professional qualifications are augmented by graduate membership of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Masters of Applied Finance.
Ross is married, with three adult children, and worships at a local Anglican parish. In his spare time Ross enjoys spending time with his wife…and also riding his beloved mountain bike.
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Ms Sherril Molloy 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.
Dip T, B.Ed, MACE, MACEL
Christopher (Chris) Prance is the Principal of St Peter’s Woodlands Grammar School, an Anglican Co-educational Early Learning to Year 7 School in Adelaide.
Prior to his appointment to SPW, Chris was the Head of Primary at Pedare Christian College in Adelaide, and before that, Vice Principal of Kormilda College in Darwin. In earlier years, Chris worked as a teacher and Principal with the South Australian Education Department, a time he describes as ‘life shaping’.
Chris is married to Judi, also a teacher, and they have two adult children who both work in Adelaide, which is a delight.
This will be Chris’ second opportunity to give back to Anglican Schools Australia as the South Australian representative on the national Management Committee. Chris believes he has been greatly blessed by participating in the life of the South Australian Anglican Heads Forum, and hence appreciates the opportunity to represent SA Anglican schools on the national ASA Management Committee.
In his spare time, Chris and Judi spend as much time as possible at their ‘beach retreat’ enjoying the great outdoors, the beach, and the southern vales community.
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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.
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Adrian has been the Principal of Cathedral College Wangaratta since 2013, overseeing the school’s growth from 327 students 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.
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Kerry is the Principal of Frederick Irwin Anglican School, a co-educational Kindergarten to Year 12 school with a Primary/Secondary School campus in Meadow Springs and a Primary School campus in Halls Head, Mandurah.
Kerry began her teaching career in girls’ schools in South Africa, transitioning to boys’ education upon arrival in Australia, teaching English at Christ Church Grammar School for nine years and thoroughly enjoying the position of Head of House. Her next career move was to a coeducational environment at John Wollaston Anglican Community School, which took her from Head of Student Development to Deputy Principal – Pastoral Care to Senior Deputy Principal over a seven year period. She is currently in her eighth year as Principal of Frederick Irwin Anglican School.
Kerry is passionate about education and believes that students who feel safe and valued for who they are and for what they can personally achieve have the best chance of success; the same is true for staff. She is also committed to continual improvement, always looking for opportunities to enhance the many aspects of education for students.
The Reverend Matt Shorten has been Chaplain at Lakes Grammar – An Anglican School on New South Wales’ Central Coast for more than ten years. He says it is an absolute privilege serving the Lakes Grammar community and he particularly loves seeing ‘our young people grow, learn and discover who they are in this world. To share the love of God with them and hear their faith stories is such a blessing. The older I get the more I am appreciating the significance of Jesus’ action in our world and in our lives’.
Matt and his wife, Annette, have three daughters – Edan, Brooke and Tahlia. The family loves spending time with friends at their farm. It’s here that they feel they can relax and unwind. Closer to home they enjoy visiting the beach and swimming in the lake at the bottom of their street. In addition, Matt loves the round ball game and has followed Liverpool which he terms ‘the greatest team’ since he was eight. He still plays in an over 35s’ competition but says though the ‘mind is willing, the body is not so much!’
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The Reverend Helen Creed is the newest member of the ASA Management Committee, taking on the role in March 2019. She is the Chaplain at Camberwell Girls Grammar School and Associate Priest at St John’s Anglican Church, Camberwell. She initially trained as an English teacher and her first job took her to Mansfield High School in the beautiful High Country of Victoria, after she ticked the “I will go anywhere in Victoria” box. Since then she has worked in both Government and Independent schools in a variety of roles, including Head of English and RE, and Year Level Co-ordinator. After taking time out to start theological studies, she was offered a job as Lay Chaplain at Overnewton Anglican Community College, and it was there that she discovered that God was calling her to be a minister in the Church. She was deaconed and priested in 2001.
Helen loves working in education and cannot imagine life without the sounds and energy of the school environment (when she retires, she will need to move into a house by a school)! She is excited by the pursuit of academic excellence, but also sees education just as the twelfth century French nun Héloïse did: “an education of the mind without the heart, is no education at all.” Helen says, “Chaplaincy is not an add on; it’s part of the fabric of the school community. While the chaplain focuses the Christian foundations of the school and invites the community to worship, it is through our daily interactions that the gospel is brought to life”. Helen is married to Roger, a teacher, and they serve the needs of their two cats as well as enjoying the adoration of their labrador.
|President||Mrs Judith Tudball||St Mary’s Anglican Girls’ School, WA||(08) 9341 9111|
|President Elect||Mrs Debbie Dunwoody||Camberwell Girls Grammar School, VIC||(03) 9811 8529|
|Immediate Past President||Dr Mark Sly||Coomera Anglican College, QLD||(07) 5585 9900|
|Chief Executive Officer||The Reverend Peter Laurence OAM||Anglican Schools Commission, WA||(08) 9286 0290|
|Canberra & Goulburn||Mrs Fiona Godfrey||Radford College, ACT||(02) 6162 6238|
|New South Wales||Mr Ross Smith||The Anglican Schools Corporation, NSW||(02) 8567 4000|
|Queensland||Ms Sherril Molloy||Anglican Schools Commission, QLD||(07) 3835 2280|
|South Australia||Mr Chris Prance||St Peter’s Woodlands Grammar School, SA||(08) 8295 4317|
|Tasmania||Dr Rob McEwan||The Hutchins School, TAS||(03) 6221 4200|
|Victoria||Mr Adrian Farrer||Trinity Grammar School, VIC||(03) 9854 3600|
|Western Australia||Ms Kerry Robertson||Frederick Irwin Anglican School, WA||(08) 9537 0000|
|Chaplains’ representative||The Reverend Matthew Shorten||Lakes Grammar – An Anglican School, NSW||(02) 4393 4111|
|Chaplains’ representative||The Reverend Helen Creed||Camberwell Girls Grammar School, VIC||(03) 9813 1166|