College Board

Ensuring goals and objectives are met

The Mt St Michaels College Board works to ensure the goals and objectives of the College Strategic Plan are met through alignment with the mission, vision and values of the College

Mt St Michael's College
Strategic Plan 2020-2025

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The Principal, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the College, is ex-official of all Board sub-committees and is responsible to the College Board for the internal leadership and management of the College. At the eight Board meetings held annually, reports are tabled by the Principal and the standing sub-committees.

Sub-committees cover such areas as: education, governance, finance, foundation and educational facilities. The Board works collaboratively with the Principal on all key matters.

Mandy Anderson - Chair

Position within the Board: 

Deputy Chair

Connection to the College: 
Past parent

Current Occupation: 
Director Education

Current Employer: 
Queensland Catholic Education Commission (QCEC)

Qualifications: 

  • Masters degrees in Education (Curriculum); 
  • Arts / Leadership; International Education Policy

Member of Board since: 
2017

Brief Biography:

Mandy has spent her working life in education: in teaching, school principalship and, for many years now, within the peak strategic body for Catholic education. She enjoys the opportunity for school level interaction.

Michael O’Keeffe - Director

Position within the Board: 
Director

Connection to the College: 
Parent

Current Occupation: 
Consultant / Principal

Current Employer: 
Nomenade Consulting Pty Ltd

Qualifications: 

  • B. Science (AES) (Hons 1) (Griffith);
  • M. Environmental Engineering (Griffith);
  • G.Dip. Community Relations (Uni Qld)

Professional Memberships:

  • Environmental Institute of Australia & New Zealand 
  • Certified Environmental PractitionerAusIMM

Member of Board since:
2018

Brief Biography:
Michael has a background in environmental science, engineering and community relations with expertise in environmental risk management, approvals, project management and technical evaluation in the resources and infrastructure sectors. Most of Michael’s experience has been with large companies, including Shell, Anglo American and Rio Tinto across operational, technical support and capital project evaluation roles. He has worked across Australia and overseas, including over three years living in South America. Since 2016 Michael has run his own consulting business.

Michelle Apps - Director

Position within the Board

Director

Connection to the College
Current parent

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (University of Queensland)
  • Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Economics (Securities Institute Education)

Professional Memberships

  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Graduate Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors

Member of Board since
2018

Brief Biography

Michelle is an experienced CFO, business owner and auditor with over 25 years in the IT, banking and finance sectors.  Michelle was the CFO and co-founder of Agility Applications, a technology company specialising in solutions for the finance and capital markets industries, and has held senior audit roles at Suncorp and KPMG.  This experience has provided her with a strong understanding of financial management, internal controls, risk management, IT and governance frameworks

Sarah Pollock - Director

Position with the board

Director

Connection to the College

Alumni

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons)
  • Doctorate of Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology

Professional Memberships

  • Registered with Psychology Board Australia (AHPRA)
  • Australian Psychological Society- Member
    • Fellow of the College of Clinical Neuropsychologists
    • Fellow of the College of Clinical Psychologists
  • Registered with Health & Care Professions Council (UK)  

Member of the Board since

2021

Brief Biography

Sarah has been practising as a clinical neuropsychologist and clinical psychologist since 2010 and is currently working in private practice. Part of her clinical scope includes treating children and adolescents with developmental, cognitive and mood challenges.  Previously, she has worked in Brisbane and the UK, in locations including hospitals, psychiatric settings, disability settings, private practice and neurosciences.   She has experience in clinical governance, management and implementing wellbeing approaches within these areas.   

Nadine Dennison - Director

Position with the board

Director

Connection to the College

Ashgrove resident

Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Human Resource Management

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Fellow Chartered Practitioner - HR at the Australian Human Resources Institute
  • Graduate Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Accredited Executive Coach - International Coaching Federation

Member of the Board since

2021

Brief Biography

Nadine has been a HR practitioner for over 20 years. She works at a Senior Executive level supporting Boards and Executive teams to be effective in their organizational leadership. Her experience includes BP, BHP and now Opal ANZ

Natasha Perry - Director

Position with the board

Director

Current Occupation

Supply & Optimisation

Current Employer

Ampol Australia Ltd

Connection to the College

Alumni

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business (QUT)
  • Graduate Certificate in Public Policy & Resource Development (ANU)
  • Graduate Certificate in Frontline Leadership (AIM)

Professional Memberships

  • Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors

Member of the Board since

2021

Brief Biography

Natasha has been working in the natural resources industry for nearly 20 years across multiple geographies including Australia, Asia and Europe. Natasha has held leadership positions across commercial sales & marketing, operations and strategy. Her experience includes roles with Ampol, Rio Tinto and AP Moller Maersk.