Council Council

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The School Council has the ultimate responsibility for all matters relating to the running of the School. 

The School Council provides the formal leadership of the strategic framework, and provides long-term direction to conform to a strategic plan.

The School Council also provides loyal but critical support for the School Executive, led by the Principal. Its role is to govern the School and not to be involved in its day-to-day management. It is the School Executive’s role to manage the School in accordance with the strategic goals set by the School Council and under its direction. The School Council does not have a management function. 

The School Council has overall responsibility to ensure that the School is well-managed and that its operations are successful. It must do all things necessary to ensure that the School meets its objects as set out in the School’s Constitution. 

  • Formerly the founding Regional Director and MD - Asia Pacific of the Experian Group PLC. Executive director of Experian businesses in Hong Kong, Japan and China. Experience as a non-executive director of Burberry Japan and Burberry Pacific. Past Parent. Extensive experience in information technology developments in Australia and Asia over 30 years, concentrating on consumer and financial services data analytics, and advanced automated decision systems. Past Chair Finance and Building Committees. Member Leadership Committee. Member Nominations Committee.

  • Senior Legal Counsel - WTFN Entertainment Pty Ltd. Barrister and Solicitor - Supreme Court of Victoria. Former Senior Associate - Allens Arthur Robinson Solicitors. Former Journalist and Chief Of Staff - Channel Nine News and Herald and Weekly Times. Past Student. Chair Leadership Committee. Sally is also a Korovian.

  • Senior Financial Services Executive with roles spanning across human resources, strategy, risk management and financial markets at Macquarie Bank, NAB, ANZ and Suncorp. Current Independent Member of the People & Culture Committee for the Environmental Protection Authority and Executive Manager, Organisational Design and Development - Suncorp. Parent. Vice President Korowa Parents' Association. Membership Leadership Committee.          

  • LLM. (Melbourne)

    Judge of the County Court of Victoria since 2009; Associate Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria 2008-2009; Master of the Supreme Court of Victoria 1993-2008; Solicitor 1974-1992; Former Board Member of two independent schools.

    Kathryn has also been a Council member of two well-known Melbourne independent schools as well as the Governing Council of the Association of Independent Schools of Victoria (now ISV). Kathryn has chaired the Royal Women’s Hospital Research Ethics Committee. Chair Governance Committee. 

  • Kumar is a Partner at Deloitte Touche Tomatsu and is responsible for Energy and Resources sector for Deloitte Access Economics. Kumar’s expertise includes policy and economic analysis, strategy development, risk management and evaluation of asset acquisition opportunities.

    Kumar is also a current parent.

  • Senior Counsel, Fairfax Radio Network, Fairfax Media. Member of Junior Chamber International and Melbourne Junior Chamber of Commerce. Past Student – School Captain 1997. Chair Building Committee.  Chair Nominations Committee.

  • Robert and Helen are not members of the School Council, but regularly attend meetings. Robert also acts as Secretary to the School Council.

  • Professor Julian Smith is currently Head of the Department of Surgery, School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, Monash University; Head of the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Monash Health; Clinical Director, Specialty Program, Monash Health; faculty member, Graduate Programs in Surgical Education, RACS & University of Melbourne; Associate Editor of the Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery; and a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is a Korowa parent.

  • Mark is the Chief Executive Officer of Kardinia Capital, a specialist Australian equity fund manager. He has been the Portfolio Manager of the Bennelong Kardinia Absolute Return Fund since its inception in 2006. Mark has nearly thirty years’ experience in the financial services industry in Australia, New York and London.

    Director of the Korowa Foundation, current Korowa parent and husband of Korovian Liz Burgess (Child ’83).