The College Board meets six times a year to oversee the administration of the College, its strategic direction and its finances.
The Board comprises the Chairman, the Warden, the Dean of the College, the Senior Student, four members appointed by the Board and four members appointed by the Council.
Mr Charles Sitch, BCom, LLB Melb, MBA Columbia, GAICD, Chairman of the Board
Charles is a director of Spark New Zealand Ltd and Apiam Animal Health Ltd. Previously, Charles spent 24 years at McKinsey and Company, New York, London and Melbourne. At McKinsey he was a leader of the retail, consumer and marketing practices. In New York, Charles led North American recruiting. He was a resident at Trinity College, the University of Melbourne, in 1980 and has been an advisor to the College since 2000. In 2002, Charles was awarded the President's Medal for services to the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria. From 2006–08 Charles was a board member of the Melbourne Football Club. He is on the committee of the Melbourne Cricket Club and is Chairman of the Robin Boyd Foundation.
Professor Ken Hinchcliff, BVSc Melb, MS Wisconsin-Madison, PhD Ohio State DACVIM, Warden of Trinity College
Professor Ken Hinchcliff became Warden of Trinity College in September 2015 after serving as the Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Prior to that, he was Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Science from 2007 to 2014. Professor Hinchcliff graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, and later earned a Master of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a PhD from the Ohio State University in 1990. He was an academic in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State University from 1990 to 2007, rising to Professor. At the University of Melbourne he led the formation of the joint Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, directing the review and renewal of the undergraduate teaching programs in that Faculty, and was responsible for the introduction of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, which the University began teaching in 2011. He has extensive experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students, and is internationally recognised as a scholar of veterinary internal medicine and exercise physiology. His extensive publications include co-authorship of the 9th, 10th and 11th editions of Veterinary Medicine, the most cited veterinary text book, and lead editor of the 1st and 2nd editions of Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, a member of the Zoological Parks and Gardens Board of Victoria. Professor Hinchcliff is leading an extensive and exhaustive strategic planning process for Trinity College, including consideration of the roles of each of the Pathways School, Residential College and Theological School in achieving Trinity’s strategic purpose - Trinity College is a vibrant, diverse community inspiring and enabling students of exceptional promise to imagine and achieve a better world.
Mr Campbell Bairstow, BA WAust, BEd Murdoch, Dean & Deputy Warden of Trinity College
An experienced and distinguished educator, Mr Campbell Bairstow became Dean of Trinity College in January 2008, when he returned to the College after 15 months as General Manager, Alumni Relations, at the University of Melbourne. A former Principal of St Anne’s and Gippsland Grammar School in regional Victoria, and subsequently Director of Development and Marketing at Scotch College in Perth, Mr Bairstow joined Trinity as Associate Director of Development in January 2003. Until September 2006, he was a key player in driving the success of the multimillion dollar campaign for Trinity. During 2005, he was seconded from his Development role to serve as Acting Dean of Trinity. Prior to his Headship in Gippsland from 1990 to 1994, Mr Bairstow was a Housemaster and history teacher at Melbourne Grammar School and at Hale School, Perth. He subsequently took on a full-time consulting role in educational development, followed by six years at Scotch College in WA. A graduate in Arts from The University of Western Australia and a member of St George’s College at that University, Mr Bairstow also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Murdoch University. He is a former Chairman of the Western Australian Division of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, and a Fellow and Past Australasian President of the Association of Development and Alumni Professionals in Education (ADAPE).
Ms Ifeoma Donnellan, Senior Student
Iffy Donnellan grew up in Melbourne and attended Caulfield Grammar. She was initially inspired by her mother Dr Adaobi Udechuku (TC 1984) to come to Trinity. Currently studying a Bachelor of Arts, Iffy is an active member of the College and wider community. In addition to her academic studies, Iffy is incredibly passionate about sport and was this year the captain of Softball, Tennis, and vice-captain of Women’s Football. Iffy also maintains many other interests including being the lead in this year’s musical production Grease, O-Week and Mid-Year O-Week Buddy and a member of Dance Society.
Iffy feels strongly about the many opportunities on offer at the College and encourages students to get involved in life at Trinity as much as possible. She identifies academic excellence and sports as two of the key tenets on offer at Trinity and compares them to the ‘two largest and tendered branches of the College’. However, she believes there are also other areas of the College that are in need of additional support.
‘I recognise that there are areas of the College that miss out on the lime light. I believe that all should be celebrated, as it is the diversity of opportunities and diversity of talent that makes Trinity so great.’
For Iffy the most significant aspect of being Senior Student is about helping people on a personal level. In her nomination speech Iffy spoke of the need to continue to work closely with the Wellbeing Committee and to ‘stop members of the College slipping through the social cracks.’
Kerry Gleeson, LLB (Hons), FAICD
Ms Gleeson has over 20 years extensive boardroom and senior management experience across Australia, UK and the US, in a variety of industries including mining, agriculture, chemicals, logistics and manufacturing. She has significant expertise in major corporate finance and transactional matters, and in disciplined governance in Australian and international businesses. She was a member of the Group Executive at Incitec Pivot Limited for 10 years until late 2013, including as Company Secretary and General Counsel. While at Incitec Pivot Kerry was also Head of Corporate Affairs, Chief Values Officer and Chairman of its Diversity Council. Previously, she was a corporate finance and transactional partner in an English law firm, and also practised as a senior lawyer at the Australian law firm, Ashurst.
Ms Gleeson is currently a Non-Executive Director of: ASX listed St Barbara Ltd ( Chairman of St Barbara's Remuneration Committee, member of its Audit and Risk Committee and HSEC Committee); and ASX listed McAleese Limited (member of its Audit, Business Risk and Compliance Committee). She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Kerry was admitted to practice as a lawyer in England and Wales in 1991 and in Victoria, 2001. Ms Gleeson is currently a member of the Pathways School Business Committee.
Kay Goldsworthy was born in Melbourne, Victoria. She attended Croydon High and received her theological training at Trinity Theological College, Melbourne. She has a Bachelor of Theology from the Melbourne College of Divinity, and holds advanced qualifications in Clinical Pastoral Education.
In 1986, Kay was one of the first women ordained Deacon alongside twelve other women. Kay worked as a deacon in the parishes of Thomastown and Deer Park in Melbourne’s western suburbs. She moved to Western Australia in 1988 to take up the appointment as Chaplain to Perth College, a position she held for seven years. In 1992 Kay was ordained as one of the first female priests in Australia. Other appointments she has held within the diocese are as Rector of St David’s in Applecross, Canon of St George’s Cathedral, and Archdeacon of Fremantle. In 2007 she began work at the Perth Diocesan Office as the Archdeacon of Perth and Registrar of the Diocese. In 2008, she became the first woman consecrated as a bishop in Australia.
Kay has been a clerical member of the Anglican Consultative Council while contributing to the national church on the General Synod Standing Committee and various General Synod commissions. She was a Trustee of the Diocese of Perth and a member of the Boards of Anglicare WA, Amana Living Inc, LITMUS (Liturgy & Music Advisory) Committee and is Chair of GFS – An Anglican Ministry in the Perth Diocese.
Kay was installed as Bishop of Gippsland on 21 March 2015.
Bp Kay is currently Chair of the Theological School Committee and member of Council.
Ms Susanna King, LLB (Hons), BA Melb, Grad Dip Courtauld, GAICD
Susanna has recently returned to Australia after fifteen years overseas in London, Singapore and Washington DC. During that time she worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company (in their energy, finance and healthcare practices) and spent a year seconded to the UK Prime Minister's office. Prior to joining McKinsey, Susanna was a solicitor with Allens and a senior advisor to the Victorian Minister for Health. Appointed to the Trinity Board in 2014, Susanna Chaired the Risk Management and Audit Committee from August to December 2014 and now serves as Chair of the Buildings and Grounds Committee. Susanna was a resident of Trinity College for four years and was Senior Student in 1991. She is a former member of the Trinity College Council and the Board of the North Eastern Healthcare Network. In Washington DC, Susanna served on the boards of various non profit and educational institutions.
Prof. Margaret Sheil, BSc(Hons), PhD UNSW, Provost of the University of Melbourne
Professor Margaret Sheil has been the Provost at the University of Melbourne since April 2012. She is standing deputy to the Vice-Chancellor and the Chief Academic Officer for the University. Together with the Vice-Chancellor, she provides leadership for the Deans of Faculties and Graduate Schools; she is responsible for academic staffing and for planning leadership of all learning, teaching and student-related matters, including student recruitment, curriculum and teaching quality and innovation. From 2007 to 2012, Professor Sheil was the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Research Council (ARC), where she led the development of a range of new funding schemes and the Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation of Australian University Research. Prior to joining the ARC, Professor Sheil had been Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Dean of Science and a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Wollongong and had held research positions at the Australian National University and the University of Utah, USA. She has a PhD and BSc(Hons) in Chemistry from the University of New South Wales and is a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE).
Mr Ian Solomon, BCom, LLB (Hons) Melb, LLM Cantab
Ian is a partner at law firm King & Wood Mallesons, where he specialises in property and structured finance, corporate finance and capital markets. Ian has over 20 years of experience in these fields. After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 1994, Ian spent two years with Mallesons Stephen Jaques before completing a Master of Laws at Cambridge University as an Evan Lewis-Thomas Law Studentship recipient; on graduation he was awarded the title of Scholar of Sidney Sussex College. Ian then worked as a solicitor at London law firm Slaughter and May, before returning to King & Wood Mallesons (then named Mallesons Stephen Jaques), where he became a partner in 2006. Ian acts for a portfolio of high profile corporate clients and has advised on financing arrangements for a range of landmark projects, including the Commonwealth Games: Parklands Project in Queensland, the QV Precinct in Melbourne and the Victoria One and Swanston Square Residential Apartment Developments. Each year since 2009, Ian has been named as a 'World’s Leading Lawyer' (Band 1) in Banking and Finance by Chambers Global. Ian was a resident at Trinity College from 1989 to 1991, and in 1991 was Treasurer of the TCAC. He is currently the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Trinity College Foundation.
Mr Richard Tudor OAM, BSc(Hons) Monash, MSc, GDipEd Melb, FACE, FACEL
After 13 years, Rick retired as Headmaster of Trinity Grammar School, Kew in late 2013. Previously he was Deputy Headmaster and Head of Senior School of Melbourne Grammar School, and Headmaster of Beaconhills College for eight years. He co-authored Understanding the Human Body, and was Course Developer of HSC Group 2 Subject ‘Human and Social’ Biology. Rick was also previously on the Council of St Margaret’s School, Berwick, and took the role of Deputy Chair for two years. He has also sat on the Board of Anglicare Victoria, and previously as a member of the Ethics Committee at the Royal Women’s Hospital. Other leadership roles have included Victorian representation on the Australian Anglican Schools Network, Chair of the Indigenous Education Focus Group of the Centre for Strategic Education, and Chair of the Victorian Branch of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia. He is also a Member of: the St Paul 's Cathedral Chapter, the Board of the Anglican Diocesan School's Commission, the Board of the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority, the Boards of Ivanhoe Girl's Grammar School and The King David School, and the Board of the Melbourne Learning and Living Centre. He is also a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators and a Fellow of The Australian Council of Educational Leaders. He is currently the Chairman of the Pathways School Business Committee.
Mr Ian Ward-Ambler, BA Melb
Ian has spent most of his career in Financial Services, initially with JBWere, that later became Goldman Sachs Australia. During his time at Goldman Sachs & JBWere Ian served as a Director and member of the Management Committee and Risk Committee. He was President of JBWere’s Securities Division in New York from 1995 to 2000. Ian was a Director of the Financial Services Council, the Industry Peak Body from 2010 until 2012. Ian’s final role was CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management in Australasia.
Ian is currently Vice-Chair of Voyager Indigenous Tourism (Ayers Rock Resort), Vice-Chair of Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety, Chair of the Indigenous Land Corporation's Board’s Finance, Legal and Investment Sub-Committee, and Chair of the Indigenous Bursary Steering Committee at Melbourne Grammar School. He is also an executive coach. Ian was a resident of Trinity College and holds a BA from the University of Melbourne, majoring in philosophy and economics. He is currently the Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee.
Ms Lyn Shalless, BBus (Accountancy) QUT, MFinMgt CQU, FCA, GAICD,
Secretary to the Board
Ms Lyn Shalless joined Trinity College as Chief Financial Officer in March 2017. Ms Shalless has over 25 years senior management experience in the corporate sector for both private and ASX listed entities. These roles included responsibility for management of risk, internal audit, multinational tax, investor relations and corporate finance. Ms Shalless has also acted as probity advisor to various Victorian government departments on major infrastructure procurement projects.
Ms Shalless is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. She also holds a Masters of Financial Management (Central Queensland University), and a Bachelor of Business - Accountancy (Queensland Institute of Technology).