Introducing your College Board
The College Annual General Meeting was held in our Early Learners Centre on the evening of Wednesday 23 May.
The meeting was very well attended with those gathered hearing about a most successful 2017 school year, the Board’s vision moving forward as well as some of the challenges facing the College.
The AGM is one of the best opportunities for the Association [parents] to meet, interact with and question the College Board – a dedicated and passionate group of volunteers with extensive experience in a range of skills required to govern a complex organisation on the members behalf.
Sadly the AGM saw the retirement of a long serving board member, Dr Alan Mills. Alan joined the board in 2009 and we thank him for his years of dedicated and thoughtful service to the College, as a board member, as Chair of the Performance Review committee and as Deputy Board Chair since 2013.
The evening also saw the resignation of Phil Pynor from the College Board. Phil has been a member of the school community for many years, most recently serving on the board for just over 12 months. The meeting acknowledged Phil’s ongoing commitment to the College in many different capacities including his recent work with the Wellbeing and Community Development program.
The Board also acknowledged the wonderful contribution of David Basham who sat on the Board between 2012 and September 2017, in the latter years taking on the Treasurer’s responsibility. While sorely missed, we are proud of his new role as Member for Finniss and his ongoing support of our school community.
As a result of the AGM, the College Board’s membership is as follows:
Gavin Daniell [Treasurer] joined our Board in late 2017, coming to us with a wealth of experience in business at a local and national level. Gavin sits on our Finance committee and his no nonsense approach to numbers serves us all well.
Rachel Elliott [Chairperson] has served on the Board since 2012. Rachel is a director of a national property valuation firm and has been a parent at the College since 2003 – the year that the Victor Harbor Campus was established!!
Anna Jones is a local barrister and solicitor who has served on the Board since 2012. Anna has a deep commitment to our College and her straightforward legal view is invaluable. Anna chairs the Policy and Governance committee, and her most enduring work has been the re-writing of our Constitution –
a massive task!
Sarah Kay is the Board’s newest member being appointed by the Association voted at the AGM. Sarah has lived in Goolwa for some 13 years and is a parent of the College. Sarah’s expertise is in Senior Management and Human Resource Management in both profit and not-for-profit organisations.
Ted Sandercock has been a Board member since 2007 and served as Chair between 2013 and 2017. He offers a wealth of experience in educational consulting and will chair the Performance Review committee in the new Board term. Ted has recently been reappointed to the Board by the South Australian Anglican Schools System.
Ian Young is a licensed Anglican Priest who is in semi-retirement and offers the Board a wealth of experience in the church and extensive Board experience within a range of for profit and not-for-profit organisations. Ian is our second South Australian Anglican School System appointment.
It is appropriate that we acknowledge and pay tribute to these dedicated volunteers with their individual skills and talents that collectively ensure the careful governance of the College.