Meet our School Board

The School Board is responsible for the governance of the School and delegates to the Principal the management and conduct of the School.

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Loreto Kirribilli Limited, a registered Company under the Corporations Act 2001, has a governing School Board of ten directors appointed by Loreto Ministries Limited, plus the Principal. Directors are appointed for an initial term of three years which is renewable.

The Board has five subcommittees: a Finance, Audit and Risk Committee; a Building Committee; a Bursary Committee; a Nominations and Succession Planning Committee; and a Cybersecurity and Information Management Committee. The Principal is appointed by the Board with the approval of Loreto Ministries Limited.

The Board meets at least twice per term and has, in addition, a Retreat at which it considers governance and strategic long-term planning issues. The Finance, Audit and Risk and Building Committees meet on average twice per term. The Nominations ​and Succession Planning and Bursary Committees meet a number of times a year. All directors of the Board and its subcommittees are responsible persons of good character in both the moral and legal interpretation of those terms.

Additionally, a stated responsibility of the School Board is to ensure that the school complies with all relevant State and Federal legislation. This includes the responsibility to ensure that all appropriate records are maintained and to report as required to the Australian Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations and the NSW Minister for Education. For operational purposes, this responsibility is delegated to the Principal who reports to the Board at each of its meetings. The Business Manager / Company Secretary has the delegated responsibility for financial reporting and census completion.

The Principal is not a director of the School Board, but attends, as of right, every meeting of the Board. The School Board is composed of ten Directors with a rich and varied set of skills including education, law, finance, communication, parenting, building, planning and development. These people have as their prime purpose the fulfilment of the educational mission of the Loreto Sisters.

The School Board is responsible for the governance of the School and delegates to the Principal the management and conduct of the School. The Principal provides a comprehensive report to the Board at each meeting. As well, throughout the year when necessary or appropriate, the Board receives reports from various staff members on particular areas of their operations.

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Ms Sheila McGregor
BA (Hons), LLB University of Sydney, AICD Diploma

Experience

  • Senior partner with Gilbert + Tobin and previously Freehills
  • Experienced commercial adviser, company director and senior lawyer
  • Non-executive director roles in public and not-for-profit entities

Special Responsibilities

  • Chairperson of the Loreto Kirribilli Board
  • Member of the ​Loreto Kirribilli Bursary Committee
  • Member of the Loreto Kirribilli Nominations and Succession Planning Committee
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Mr Tony Damian
BEc, LLB (Hons), Master of Laws (all University of Sydney)

Experience

  • Partner with global law firm Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Author and co-editor of a number of legal books
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Mr John Eales
BA (Psychology) University of Queensland, AICD Diploma

Experience

  • Founder Mettle Group. HR consultancy acquired by Chandler Macleod.
  • Non-executive Director roles with Flight Centre Travel Group, Magellan Financial Group, Executive Health Solutions, John West Logistics.
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Ms Louisa Geddes
B Sc (Arch), B Arch, Masters Project Management

Experience

  • Architecture and project management across both the public and private sectors involving the development and construction of residential, retail, hospitality and commercial projects.

Special Responsibilities

  • Chairperson of the Loreto Kirribilli Building Committee
  • Member of the Loreto Kirribilli Nominations and Succession Planning Committee
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Mrs Nell Hutton
BCom (Hons) University of Sydney, Master of Philosophy in Finance and Economics (University of Cambridge), GAICD

Experience

  • 25 years experience in financial services industry in Australia and Europe.
  • Chief Executive of Westpac Institutional Bank.
  • Deputy Chairperson of the Australia Financial Markets Association.

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Ms Georgina Johnson
Bachelor of Business (Accounting) (with Distinction), Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

Experience

  • Over 20 years experience advising on capital markets transactions in Australia and internationally
  • Co-head of Macquarie Capital’s Equity Markets group in Australia and New Zealand 
  • Member of the President’s Council at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
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Dr John Kyle-Robinson
BEd, Master of Education, Doctor of Education, AICD

Experience

  • Many years of teaching and leadership positions in Catholic Education, including Principal of Trinity Catholic College, Foundation Principal of Clancy Catholic College, Acting Principal of Marist College Eastwood.
  • Currently Regional Director (ACT/NSW) of Marist Schools Australia as well as being a member of various education-related committees and commissions
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Ms Yvonne Le Bas
Bachelor of Business Studies, Fellow of ICAA/ICAEW, MAICD

Experience

  • Finance executive with over 25 years’ experience across financial services, property and oil sectors in Australia and internationally.
  • Financial service experience spanning both banking and wealth management with two of the major Australian banks across a range of roles CFO, COO, General Manager, Strategic Development and major program delivery.

Special Responsibilities

  • Deputy Chairperson of the Loreto Kirribilli Board
  • Chair​person of the ​Loreto Kirribilli Bursary Committee
  • Member of the Loreto Kirribilli Nominations and Succession Planning Committee
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Mr Niall Ronan
BComm (Hons), Master of Accounting (Hons), Master of International Taxation, CTA, FCA, MAICD

Experience

  • CFO of the Australian arm of an international company, overseeing all aspects of finance, operations, administration, information technology, human resources, WHS, risk management and strategy development.

Special Responsibilities

  • Member of the Loreto Kirribilli Finance, Audit and Risk Committee
  • Member of the Loreto Kirribilli Nominations and Succession Planning Committee
  • Chairperson of the Loreto Kirribilli Cybersecurity and Information Management Committee
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Mrs Caoimhe Toouli
BCom (Hons), Associate of ICAANZ, Fellow of ICAI

Experience

  • Partner in Charge, KPMG Sydney Audit and Assurance Division.
  • Over 20 years experience in accounting and auditing in Europe, USA and Australia.
  • Board member of the charity, Variety

Special Responsibilities

  • Chairperson of the Loreto Kirribilli Finance, Audit and Risk Committee
  • Member of the Loreto Kirribilli Nominations and Succession Planning Committee
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