College Council

The Council’s charter is to conduct the College as a Jesuit school, being responsible to the Provincial for the control and management of the affairs of the College. The Council aims to foster the Ignatian vision with respect to all aspects of schooling.

The Council considers and implements policies aimed at fulfilling the mission of the College. Day-to-day management is delegated by the Council to the Principal and Rector, who report to Council meetings. The Council operates Building and Finance sub-committees which report to the Council.

The members of the College Council are:

Members and Officers of College Council

Chair Person  
Mr John (Jock) Murray (SAC 1966)

Jock Murray is an Old Boy of St Aloysius’ College (SAC 1966). Jock is a former Director General of the New South Wales Department of Transport prior to which he was Executive Director Transport for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. His early career comprised 28 years in the Australian Army, retiring with the rank of Colonel. Jock operates a private consulting firm specialising in strategic logistics development, infrastructure and management. Jock has been a Director of Investa Properties Limited, Central Ranges Pipeline Pty Limited (Chairman) and Terminals Australia Pty Limited. He is also a former Chairman of The Hills Motorway Limited. He is currently Chairman of Omni Tanker Holdings Pty Limited. Jock is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a graduate of The Royal Military College, Duntroon, The Royal Military College of Science in the UK, Deakin University and The Australian Management College, Mt Eliza.

Deputy Chair
Mr Michael Morgan (SAC 1973)

Michael Morgan is an Old Boy of the College (SAC 1973), an architect and a father of two daughters and a son Paddy who graduated from St Aloysius’ College in 2012. In his time Michael has served as College Captain, President of P&F and Chairman of the Rugby Committee. Michael is Managing Director of nettletontribe where he has worked since 1979; he is a Senior Counsellor and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Architects. Michael is Chairman of the Advisory Committee for MacKillop Grange Retirement Village, a position he has held since completing its development in 2005. Michael also serves on a number of Advisory Committees including, the Aged Care Advisory Committee for the Archdiocese of Sydney, The Cardoner Project and Jesuit Social Services.

Members  
Fr Andrew Bullen SJ (SAC 1966)

Fr Andy Bullen SJ, is the Parish Priest of the Parishes of Our Lady of the Way, North Sydney and Lavender Bay/Kirribilli. He commenced this role in November 2013 prior to this Fr Andy was Socius to the Provincial of the Australian Jesuits. He is an Old Boy of the College (SAC 1965). His brother and nephew also attended the College. Fr Bullen has worked at Xavier College, Melbourne and Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview where he served as Rector from 2003 to 2011.

Mrs Danielle Cronin

Danielle Cronin has a background in finance and telecommunications and holds a Masters degree in Politics and Public Policy as well as a Bachelor of Economics. She is currently Deputy Director of the National Catholic Education Commission, Australia. Prior to this appointment, Danielle had served as a Commissioner on the NSW and National Catholic Education Commissions and chaired a number of state and national committees. She has also served on a number of government and non-government boards and committees, including the NSW Non-Government Schools Ministerial Advisory Council. Danielle has a particular interest in family school partnerships and was awarded an Australian Churchill Fellowship to research public policy in the United States and United Kingdom to support greater parental engagement in schooling. Her report has informed state and national schools policy here in Australia. She has also served as Executive Director of the Council of Catholic School Parents NSW and was Deputy Chair of Catholic School Parents Australia. She has four children, three of whom are currently in Catholic schools.

Fr Robert Davoren SJ

Fr Robert Davoren SJ, grew up in Adelaide and was educated by the Jesuits at Saint Ignatius’ College Junior and Senior Campuses. During his training as a Jesuit, he taught at Xavier College in Melbourne, following the attainment of his Economics and Education qualifications from Monash University. He studied at the Jesuit Theological College in Parkville from 1979 to 1998 and during this time obtained a degree in Theology and a Diploma of Educational Technology. Robert was ordained in 1983 and in 1985 was posted to Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview, where he primarily worked in the area of Media Studies, taught Religious Education and Geography and was Chaplain for the Middle Years. In 1990 he undertook a Tertianship at Canisius College, Sydney. The following year, he was posted to Saint Ignatius’ College, Adelaide, as the Pastoral Director. He taught Religious Education, Social Sciences and Media Studies and was later given the position of Deputy Head (students). Fr Robert Davoren was at Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview, from 1998 as Director of Middle Schooling, where his major focus was the development of the Riverview Middle School and the leadership of 620 boys in Years 5 to 8 and approximately 30 members of staff. He is currently a member of the Province Building and Finance Committee and the St Aloysius’ College Council. Fr Davoren was appointed Headmaster of Saint Ignatius’ College, Adelaide, in February 2007 and held this role until the end of 2013. Fr Davoren is currently the Rector of the College.

Mr Peter Dwyer (SAC 1955)

A College Old Boy (SAC 1955), Peter qualified first, in Pharmacy at Sydney University and practised in Sydney and in London. He later studied Law and was admitted to the NSW Bar in 1978, currently practising at Maurice Byers Chambers. His practice has included a significant interest in Health Law including especially, Pharmaceuticals. He was the former Chair of the NSW Pharmacy Tribunal and Deputy Chair of nine other NSW health professional disciplinary tribunals; and a former Principal Member of the NSW Civil & Administrative Tribunal, Health Professions division. He also practices as a nationally accredited Mediator including appointments to NSW courts and to the NSW Dust Diseases Tribunal. He is a Member of the Board of NSW Justice Health & Forensic Mental Health Network. He joined the College Council in 2014.

Mr Mark Johnson (SAC 1976)

Mark Johnson is an Old Boy of the College (SAC 1976). He graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Commerce and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1982. Mark completed his term as CEO and Senior Partner for Australia for Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC) in 2012 after a career spanning more than 30 years with that firm and its predecessors. He was also Deputy Chairman for Asia and a member of its Global leadership. He is now a company director and advisor serving on the boards ofWestfield Corporation, HSBC Bank Australia, the Hospital Contributions Fund of Australia (HCF) and The Smith Family. He is also a member of the Executive of the Advisory Council of the UNSW Australia Business School. Mark is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Mr Michael Lawson (SAC 1989)

Michael Lawson is an Old Boy of the College (SAC 1989). After leaving the College he graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Law and then as a post graduate he graduated from Sydney University with a Master of Law.  Michael is a practising solicitor with over 15 years’ experience. Michael is currently a Partner at law firm Minter Ellisonwhere he advises clients on corporate matters.  Michael has a broad range of legal experience, including seven years working in London.

Mrs Heather Ng

Heather Ng, has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting Major) and an Associate Diploma in Accounts & Finance.  Heather was the Accounting Manager for ABN AMRO Asset Management for four years and Bankers Trust Hotel Group & Managed Funds for three years. Heather is a mother of three boys, one of which currently attends St Aloysius’ College in the Junior School. Heather has served on the Giant Steps Ball Committee for nine years which is the school’s major fundraiser. This event successfully raises $350-$400K annually. Giant Steps Sydney is a charity school for children and young adults with Autism. Heather has also been actively involved withSydney Care, a not for profit community service organisation where she has provided accounting and administration services to for the past four years.  Heather currently provides accounting and administrative services for Dee Why Medical Centre.

Dr Kate O'Brien

Dr Kate O'Brien is currently Assistant Director: System Improvement for Sydney Catholic Schools. Kate has been a teacher and primary school principal in Catholic schools across three  dioceses for over thirty years. She writes extensively on how schools attend to authentic learning and leading and has published five texts for teachers on Catholic pedagogy and higher order thinking strategies.   Kate is currently on the Board of the Institute of Early Childhood at Macquarie University.  Her current role focuses on system and school improvement and includes the development of new schools, system initiatives based on neuroscience and extends across innovation, research and development.

 

Mr David Wunder (SAC 1970)

David Wunder is a Civil Engineer with 40 years’ experience in the building and engineering construction and consulting industries across both the public and private sectors. He is an Old Boy of the St Aloysius’ College (SAC 1970) and a father of two, including a recent Old Boy.

College Officers
Provincial's Delegate for Education Mrs Jennie Hickey
Principal Mr Mark Tannock
Rector Fr Peter Hosking SJ
Director of Finance/Public Officer Mr David Green