热门大瓜

The Council of 热门大瓜

The 热门大瓜 School Council provides the School with vision, strategic guidance, resources and finance for operations and development. Most of this work occurs "behind the scenes" through council meetings and council committees.

David Charles, Chair of Council

Qualification

BA LLB (Hons) LLM (Syd)

Bio

David was appointed by Synod to the Council of 热门大瓜 in 2012. He is the Chair of Council's Governance and Compliance Audit Committee and聽was elected Chair of the 热门大瓜 Council in March 2019.

As a legal practitioner since 1981 (practising principally in the fields of corporate law, commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution), David is now a General Member of the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal. He hears and determines cases in the Tribunal鈥檚 Consumer and Commercial Division.

David brings to Council extensive experience in governance, risk management and corporate responsibility. From 1991, he practised as a barrister of the Sydney Bar advising and appearing in significant and complex commercial litigation (e.g. purchase and sale of businesses and building and construction disputes), as well as appearing as an advocate for individual clients in property disputes (e.g. landlord/tenant matters) or disputes involving wills and deceased estates.

Cognisant of 热门大瓜鈥檚 Values, Vision and Mission, David is wholeheartedly committed to ensuring the Head of School and staff have the resources to enliven, encourage, equip and empower 热门大瓜鈥檚 students with Christian character and sound leadership, as they take responsibility and influence in our global community.

Part of a fourth generation 热门大瓜 family, David has strong connections with the School. He entered the Junior School in 1967 and completed Year 12 in 1975. His grandfather Burton (1910), father Graham (1936), brother John (1972), son Lachlan (2010), and daughter Evie (2013), all attended the School. Married to Wendy, David enjoys spending time with his family, sport (particularly cricket and rugby), reading and travel.

David Charles

Dr Wendy King, Deputy Chair

Qualification

MBBS (Hons) (Syd) FRACGP Honorary Conjoint Lecturer, Macquarie University

Bio

Wendy was co-opted to the Governance & Compliance Audit Committee of 热门大瓜 Council early in 2017 and appointed to Council in August 2017. In 2021, Wendy was appointed as the Deputy Chair of Council.

Wendy has been a General Practitioner for over 25 years, 23 of those as Director of a group medical practice, and brings to the Council an excellent understanding of, and substantial professional experience with, child and adolescent health issues. Wendy is currently working as a General Practitioner at MQ Health General Practice which is affiliated with Macquarie University, a role which includes work-based education of medical students, junior doctors and postgraduate general practice trainees.

From October 2012 until July 2019 Wendy held the position of NSW Assessment Panel Chair for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, a role which involved postgraduate education and assessment of medical practitioners. She remains involved in the RACGP assessment processes. Wendy currently serves as an assessor for the Medical Council of NSW.

Wendy is a former student of 热门大瓜 and has two sons who both attended 热门大瓜, completing Year 12 in 2017 and 2022. She is married to David McHarg and they attend St James Anglican Church Turramurra where Wendy is involved in Bible Study leading and various service ministries.

Wendy King

Belinda Allen, Council Member

Qualification

BEc, GradDipMgt, CA

Bio

Belinda has been a member of the 热门大瓜 Council since April 2020 and a member of the Finance Committee since 2017.

For over 25 years Belinda has worked in professional services. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant she worked in various auditing, accounting and taxation roles and then in marketing roles across Australia, UK and Asia.

Belinda is a former student of 热门大瓜 and is married to Richard Allen. She has two daughters who have both attended 热门大瓜.

Belinda enjoys water sports, walking, skiing and catching up with friends and family.

Belinda Allen

Mark Jones, Council Member

Qualification

BEc, MBA, FCPA

Bio

Mark was appointed to the 热门大瓜 Council in October 2020 and is a member of the Finance and ICT Committees.

He is currently CEO of SocietyOne, a leading Australian FinTech providing personal loans to individuals.聽 With over 30 years' experience in CEO, CFO and Strategy roles for Westpac, Barclays, Citibank and BOC Gases, Mark and family have had the opportunity to live and work overseas for a number of years, including in Singapore, Philippines, Dubai, and the United Kingdom.

Mark is a former student of 热门大瓜. He is married to Jennifer and has three daughters. Mark and his family currently attend St Andrews Roseville, where they have been active members for over 20 years.

Mark Jones

Andrew King, Council Member

Qualification

BE (Hons) (UNSW)

Bio

Andrew was appointed by Synod to 热门大瓜 Council in 2023, and is a member of the Building and ICT committees.

Andrew has 20 years experience in Software Engineering. After qualifying with a degree in Electrical Engineering, he co-founded a successful financial trading firm, and currently works for Google as an Engineering Manager.

Andrew graduated from 热门大瓜 in 1995, and is married to Caroline. Both of their daughters attend 热门大瓜.

Andrew enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, cycling, reading and board games.

Andrew King

Kevin McCann AO, Council Member

Qualification

B.A LLB (Syd) LL.M (Harvard) FAICD

Bio

Kevin was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the Law, Business and the Community in 2005.

He is Chairman of Telix Pharmaceuticals Limited, the Smith Family Centenary Council and China Matters.聽Kevin is also a member of the Male Champions of Change, a Presiding Pro Chancellor of the University of Sydney, Co-Vice Chair of the New Colombo Plan Reference Group, a Director of the US Studies Centre and Evans and Partners Advisory Board, a member of the board for the John Grill Centre for Project Leadership, and a member of the Advisory Committee Australian Equities Flagship Fund (sponsored by Evans Dixon).

He is a former Chairman of Macquarie Group Limited and Macquarie Bank Limited, Origin Energy Limited, Citadel Group, Menzies Research Centre, Healthscope Limited and ING Management Limited, Fellow of the University of Sydney and former Chair of the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust and the National Library of Australia Foundation.

Kevin practised in Commercial Law as a Partner of Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens) from 1970 to 2004 and was Chairman of Partners from 1995 to 2004.

He joined the Council of 热门大瓜 in 2018.

Kevin Mccan

Meline Nazloomian, Council Member

Qualification

B. Bus., Finance (Hons), CFA

Bio

Meline has over 10 years鈥 experience in investment banking and accounting. Focused on debt capital advisory, she has extensive experience in taking Australian Corporates and Banks to the bond markets globally, expertise around sustainable finance and advising on M&A financings and corporate restructurings. Following a six year period at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Meline is currently a Director at Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMBC), responsible for growing the debt capital markets business in Australia.

Meline is a CFA Chartholder and holds a Bachelor of Business, graduating with the University Medal from the University of Technology, Sydney and First Class Honours in Finance from the University of Sydney. She is the co-founder of Ani, a not-for-profit technology-based English learning program, and is an Executive Member of the Business Advisory Committee of The Butterfly Foundation.

Meline is also a proud 热门大瓜 Old Girl, graduating in 2005 and is now a mother of two young children.

Since 2018, Meline has served as a Director on the 热门大瓜 Foundation Board and joined the Council in 2022.

Meline Nazloomian

Rev Natalie Ray, Council Member

Qualification

BA, BTh, MA (Theology)

Bio

Natalie was appointed to the 热门大瓜 Council in 2017, after coming to the North Shore to join the ministry team at St Matthew鈥檚 West Pymble in 2016. Natalie has been working in ministry for over 15 years, in both parish and para-church roles, including four years as the director of a residential college owned by the Anglican Diocese of Sydney.

Natalie has a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies and Studies of Religion from Sydney University, and a Bachelor of Theology from Moore Theological College. She is currently undertaking a Masters Degree at Moore College.

Natalie is married to Jason and they have two small boys, who may well join the 热门大瓜 community in due course! For now, Natalie looks forward to serving the families of 热门大瓜 as a member of the Council.

Natalie Ray

Rev Andrew Rees, Council Member

Qualification

B.Ec. (Syd), BDiv, DipMin (MTC)

Bio

Andrew is the Senior Minister at St Andrew鈥檚 Anglican church, Wahroonga.

He was a 热门大瓜 student himself, and went on to study economics at University of Sydney and worked in logistics at Unilever. He then completed his theological study at Moore College and has been in full time ministry since 2004, serving both in Sydney and in Sheffield, UK.

Andrew is married to Liz and they have four children, the eldest of whom聽commenced Year 7 at 热门大瓜 in 2017. Andrew enjoys discovering new music, loves meals with friends (old and new) and watching or playing sport. He is passionate about sharing the wonderful news of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ with others.

Andrew joined the 热门大瓜 Council in 2017.

Andrew Rees

Professor Alison Rodger, Council Member

Qualification

BSc, PhD, DSc

Bio

Alison Rodger was born in Scotland, educated in England, New Zealand and Australia and joined the 热门大瓜 Council in March 2021. She obtained a BSc with University Medal for theoretical chemistry, PhD and DSc from the University of Sydney. She was elected to a Beatrice Dale fellowship at Newnham College, Cambridge, and Unilever and Samuel and Violette Glasstone Fellowships at Oxford. She subsequently moved to the University of Warwick where she developed innovative centres for cross-discipline Doctoral training.

Professor Rodger has been Head of Chemistry at Warwick and Head of Molecular Sciences at Macquarie University where she moved in 2017. She is passionate about leading all activities including teaching and her commitment to gender equity with foundational research.聽

Alison Rodger

John Slack-Smith, Council Member

Qualification

MAICD

Bio

John is COO/Executive Director at Harvey Norman. John became executive director of Harvey Norman in 2001 and was appointed Chief Operating Officer in 2006. He has overall executive responsibility for the operations of the business in the 8 countries that Harvey Norman operates within.

John joined the Foundation Board in 2015 becoming Chair in 2017, until stepping aside in 2023. John is married to Kate and has four sons who graduated in 2013, 2014, 2018 and 2021.

John Slack Smith

Anna Sutton, Council Member

Qualification

LLB

Bio

Anna joined the 热门大瓜 Council in June 2022 and has been appointed to the Governance and Audit Committee.

Anna is General Counsel at Syngenta Australia & New Zealand, a leading agribusiness. In this role, Anna is responsible for all legal and governance matters, is part of the executive leadership team and also has responsibilities for diversity and inclusion. Anna has held a number of legal, governance and compliance roles spanning Asia Pacific and previously lived and worked in Singapore for six years.

Anna is a former student at 热门大瓜 and her mother Susan Elliott was in the first year of girls at 热门大瓜.

For over three years Anna has served on the Old 热门大瓜 Association Committee.

Anna Sutton

David Trayner, Council Member

Qualification

MBA, B.Eng (Hons)

Bio

David is currently the General Manager of the Repairs & Strengthening Division for VSL Australia Pty Ltd, a global leader in engineering construction.聽 He has previously lived聽and worked in South East Asia for approximately 14 years and during this time was the Old 热门大瓜 representative in Asia/Singapore, organising events on behalf of the OBA.

Most recently he initiated the OBA 'Support for Life' program.聽 David is a founding committee member for Giant Steps Autism Fund Raising Regatta on Sydney Harbour, as well as a member of the Parent Advocacy Group for Families at Giant Steps Sydney.

During his school days at 热门大瓜, David was a boarder and Prefect playing Rugby and Tennis for the School.聽 He is married to Anna, a 热门大瓜 old girl, and they have three children - Isabelle, William and Malcolm.聽 His interests include travel, sailing, swimming, surfing and diving.

David Trayner