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Governance and Board

Edmund Rice Education Australia

Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) is the network of schools, entities and offices offering a Catholic education in the tradition of Blessed Edmund Rice. Established by the Christian Brothers in 2007, EREA now governs the schools owned by the Brothers at that time, as well as schools established since then. EREA has its own canonical and civil identity.

Waverley College Board

The Board is made up of volunteers who work collaboratively with the Head of College and with the EREA Executive to ensure quality stewardship, which is aimed at offering the best possible learning environment for students attending Waverley College. It may consist of between 7 and 11 members, with the Head of College as an ex-officio member who cannot hold any office of the Board. The Board meets at least six times each year.

The School Board has particular responsibilities in these areas:

1. Oversight of faithfulness to Charter and Touchstones.

2. Approving submissions to EREA in the following areas:

  • 2.1 – Strategic planning
  • 2.2 – Budget
  • 2.3 – Capital works and master planning
    and oversight of the implementation of the above initiatives.

3. Approving major school policies that are consistent with EREA policies.

4. Oversight of compliance with EREA Risk Policy and procedures.

Board Members may be appointed for a maximum initial term of three years and may be appointed for a further term of a maximum of three years.

Waverley College Board Members

Dr Mark Davies OAM – Board Chair

Dr Mark Davies OAM is a specialist neurosurgeon with over 25 years’ experience. He has been on the Waverley College board since 2011. Mark is currently the Head of the Department of Neurosurgery at St George Hospital, as well as an Associate Professor (Conjoint) at the UNSW School of Medicine. Mark is the immediate past President of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia and is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He graduated from Waverley College in 1981 and holds a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (Hons) from UNSW. Mark also holds a Masters of Law degree from the University of Edinburgh in Medical Law. He has four children, two of whom are fourth-generation Waverlians.

 

Pasquale Guerrera – Deputy Board Chair

Pasquale Guerrera is the Chief Financial Officer of Toyota Finance Australia Limited. Prior to this, Pasquale has had more than 20 years’ experience in Investment Banking in Australia and Asia. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from Sydney University, a Diploma of Applied Finance from Finsia, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and NZ and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Pasquale is an Old Boy (Class of 1987) as is his son who graduated from Waverley College in 2016.

 

Graham Leddie, Head of College

Read more about Graham Leddie here.

 

Greg Bodkin

Greg Bodkin is the Senior Vice President, Manufacturing & Logistics at Cochlear Ltd, the world leader in implantable hearing solutions. He has BE (Hons) and a MComm both from the University of New South Wales. He joined Cochlear in 2007 with 20 years prior experience in supply chain management and operations consulting positions across industrial equipment manufacturing and financial service industries in Australia.

Greg had one son graduate from Waverley College in 2014, and has another son who is currently enrolled. Greg was President of the Parent Association in 2016 and 2017, having previously held the post of Vice President.

Greg is a Life Member of North Bondi Surf Lifesaving Club, having served on its Board for the past 20 years.

 

Audrey Bower

Audrey Bower is Head of CommInsure Legal at Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Audrey has over 20 years’ experience in Wealth Management having worked across superannuation, funds management, financial advice and life insurance. Audrey holds a Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts from University of New England.

Audrey has been a member of the Waverley Finance Committee since 2014.

 

Mark Fragias

Mark Fragias holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Political Science) Degree from UNSW and is a licensed Real Estate Agent and a member of the Real Estate Institute (REI). He is currently Commercial Manager at Ray White Coogee and Bondi Junction, an executive role specialising in commercial property, property acquisitions and amalgamation. Mark has been Junior Chair of the Eastern Suburbs Football Association Board and was recognised with a Special Award for Service to Eastern Suburbs Football in 2008. He was also Junior President of Pagewood Soccer Club from 2006 to 2011. Mark is an Old Boy of the College (Class of 1987) and his three sons also attended.

 

Richard Gray

Richard Gray joined the Board in January 2014. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) (Hons) from UNSW and an MBA from Sydney University with majors in Finance and Marketing. He is currently an Alliance Executive responsible for joint sales with strategic partners across Australia and New Zealand with IBM Australia and has held various sales and marketing roles across a number of industry sectors. Richard has worked across Asia, including spending considerable time in Japan, and has lived and worked in New York for 2 years in a global role with IBM. Richard has one son attending the college.

 

Jason Malone

Jason Malone is the Chief Financial Officer of the IRT Group which owns and operates retirement and aged care facilities. Prior to this Jason worked in senior commercial roles in the Steel industry in Sydney and Melbourne and in Banking and Finance in Europe. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from UNSW, an MBA from The AGSM, is a member of CPA Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is married with three children; one son is at the College and another will join the Junior School in 2019.

 

Penelope Wright

Penelope Wright joined the Board in January 2017. Penny is a Solicitor in private practice in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. She also holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney. Prior to practicing in law, Penny was employed in funds management and government and regulatory affairs in a major Australian Bank. Penny has been a member of the Board of the Sisters of Charity Foundation since 2009. Penny’s eldest son is a former student of Waverley College.

Annual Reports

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2015 Annual Report Download
2014 Annual Report Download
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Strategic Plan

Strategic Plan 2019-23 Download