Meet our Board of Directors:
Chairman of the Board, first elected 2008
What is your current role? Business Consultant - Woodside Petroleum.
What are two of your career highlights? Leading a successful feasibility study for an Iron Ore major and working as a Senior Functional Consultant working to maximise returns from the manufacture of LNG on the world market.
What is your greatest personal achievement? Cycling is one of my passions. A great achievement was riding in the Cycle4Change from Albany to Perth with my two eldest sons, Tom and Ben. A significant amount of money was raised for the Swan Missions project in Kantolomba.
What attracted you to the SCEA Board? My parents started a Christian School in Geraldton in 1979. It had a strong influence on my appreciation of Christian Education. Our four children have been educated in a SCEA School and we have been blessed through our children’s teachers.
What is the most rewarding thing about being a SCEA Board Member? Working with a group of talented and inspirational people with a passion for Christian Education.
Board Member, first elected 2013
What is your current role? I am a General Practitioner.
What are two of your career highlights? Getting to Australia and being priviledged to be part of peoples' families by getting to know several generations.
What is your greatest personal achievement? Contentment in God with where my life is now. I am happily married with 3 wonderful children.
What attracted you to the SCEA Board? I wanted to make a difference in my children's education and ensure ongoing Christian education to prepare them for the future that God has planned for them. By being on the Board I can help ensure that SCEA stays true to the role of providing quality Christian education.
What is the most rewarding thing about being a SCEA Board Member? Seeing all the progress individuals make in our schools as they mature. Seeing ideas and dreams become reality for our students and our organisation.
Board Member, first elected 2016
What is your current role? I am the Managing Director of my own company involved in regional and rural economic development through soil carbon management, the growth of industrial hemp, the development of a unique ‘farming’ system that restores land to productivity.
What are two of your career highlights? The development of a small not for profit into a multi-million dollar organisation that delivered large scale economic, environmental, social and cultural projects. We transformed the organisation from a ‘committee governance structure’ to a ‘board of management’, with the community member’s full involvement. And, creating my own company that is successfully developing innovative business opportunities.
What is your greatest personal achievement? The work in progress of growing my boys into being gracious young men.
What attracted you to the SCEA Board? After working closely with the School Principal as KCS School Committee member, I wanted to step up into the role of Director to help SCEA fulfil its purpose in Christian Education.
Board Member, first elected 2016
What is your current role? Currently a Health & Safety Manager for a company called Downer.
What are two of your career highlights? Becoming an Officer (Commissioned) in the British Army, and receiving an National Innovation Award with Downer.
What is your greatest personal achievement? Achieving a Master’s Degree in Management and Leadership (and becoming a Dad!)
What attracted you to the SCEA Board? I have a passion for Christian focused education, whilst being a man of faith, SCEA ensures a solid set of values are delivered to our children that are otherwise missing in the state education system. Over the last 12 – 18 months I have witnessed significant change within SCC and SCEA that has motivated me to want to part of the driving force toward achieving the aims and mission of the organisation. In order to be part of the driving force I realised I needed to be part of the organisations strategic leadership.