Board of Directors

SCEA’s governing body is the Board of Directors, comprised of up to seven elected members.

This positive group of people spans a broad cross-section of expertise, skills and personalities and provides sound, strategic guidance. We have several sub-committees and our governance structure encourages best practice in educational and financial management.

Board members are elected at the Annual General Meeting of the Association for a term of up to three years.

SCEA’s constitution, as approved by members at the 2018 AGM, can be accessed below.

To read the 2020 Annual SCEA Report, please click the link below.

The Board of Directors are elected by and from the Association's members.

Our current Board includes:

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Robert Edkins

Role: 

Board Chair, Constitution Committee, Membership and Nominations Committee, Risk Management Committee.

Elected: 

2016

Experience:

Managing Director, Food Fibre and Land International Group
Chairman, Point Peron Aquatic Youth and Family Association
Director, Rangelands NRM Coordinating Group

Connection to SCEA:

Child at Swan Christian College

Areas of Specialty:

Board Governance
Financial Management
Business Development

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Craig Clark

Role: 

Board Vice-Chair, Finance Committee Chair

Elected: 

2019

Experience:

Business Partner
Management of staff

Connection to SCEA:

Former SCEA student
Children at Kalamunda Christian School

Areas of Specialty:

Financial Management
Business Development
Construction and Projects experience

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Shelley Forbes

Role: 

Education Committee Chair

Elected: 

2017

Qualifications and Membership:

Masters – Educational Leadership
Professional Certificate in Instructional Leadership
Bachelor of Arts in Education (Primary) 2002
Advanced Certificate in Business (Management)
Associate Diploma in Social Science (Childcare Certificate)

Experience:

Teaching
Curriculum Development
Management and Administration
Pastoral Care
Staff Development
Lecturing

Connection to SCEA:

Former SCEA staff member
Children attended Beechboro Christian School, Ellenbrook Christian College, Kalamunda Christian School, and Swan Christian College.

Areas of Specialty:

Education

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Don Warner

Role: 

Board Member

Elected: 

2017

Experience:

Business Management
Church Leadership

Qualifications and Membership:

Owner of import/retail business
Community Pastor Byford Baptist Church

Connection to SCEA:

Child attended Southern Hills Christian College.

Areas of Specialty:

Business Development
Pastoral Care

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Stephen McAlpine

Role: 

Membership and Nominations Committee

Elected: 

2017

Experience:

Pastoral Care

Connection to SCEA:

Children attend Swan Christian College.

Areas of Specialty:

Theology
Pastoral Care

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Charlene Woodbine

Role: 

Finance Committee Member

Co-opted:

2020

Experience:

Lawyer with 16 years’ experience in the Human Resources field
Employee and industrial relations issues, processes and procedures
Building human resource capabilities
Private, public, state and federal sector

Qualifications and Membership:

Bachelor of Law
Masters of Law
Bachelor of Arts
Graduate Diploma Legal Practice
Professional member of the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI)

Connection to SCEA:

Spouse teaches at Swan Christian College

Areas of Specialty:

Law
Human Resource Management
Employee and Industrial Relations

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Jeffery Miller

Role: 

Board Member

Co-opted: 

2021

Experience:

Bachelor of Commerce, Chartered Practicing Account, Australian Institute of Company Directors
Accounting, Marketing and Communications
Experienced Chief Executive Officer

Connection to SCEA:

Works for Carey Group

Areas of Specialty:

Accounting
Marketing, Communications and Fundraising
Governance, Strategy and Risk Management

Section 78(5) of the Australian Education Act 2013 requires that the Association publish its methodology for allocation of needs-based funding. This document is available in hard copy on request. Click the button to read the document online.

We are governed by a range of policies and procedures to guide and protect the Association and our stakeholders. The purpose of our policies is to define the principles, values and rules of behaviour that guide our Association and our team members, how we manage our responsibilities to our key stakeholders and how we respect the rights of all parties influenced by our operations. 

 

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