SCEGGS acknowledges the importance of good governance in all our undertakings. We aim to provide broad, comprehensive and modern governance of the school.

The School is owned and operated by SCEGGS Darlinghurst Limited, a company limited by guarantee. It has over 120 members. All adults within the SCEGGS community are eligible for membership including parents, Old Girls, staff, friends and benefactors.

The cost of a six-year membership is $100. This may be made in the form of a payment or donation. All members receive a copy of the Annual Report and may vote at the AGM. Applications for membership are sent to every person who donates to the voluntary Building Fund or the Trust.

If you wish to become a company member please contact the Company Secretary, Ms Sarah Walters, on (02) 9332 1133 or sarahwalters@sceggs.nsw.edu.au

The SCEGGS Darlinghurst Limited Constitution complies with the Corporations Act. It sets out the objects of the company and contains provisions about membership, general meetings, voting, the appointment and removal of directors, the powers and duties of directors, audits and accounts and many other matters.

Copies of the Constitution are available to the SCEGGS community.

The business of SCEGGS Darlinghurst Limited, (“the Company”), is managed by its Board of Directors.

The role of the Board of Directors is to determine and maintain the mission and vision of the School and set long-term strategic directions and governing policies whilst supporting the Head in enacting the mission, vision and strategy of the School.

The School Constitution provides that there will be no fewer than three and no more than twelve directors unless the Company, in a general meeting by special resolution, changes the maximum number. Generally there are 12 Directors on the Board.

The constitution requires that the Board comprise nominees from:

  • The Company itself
  • The SCEGGS Old Girls’ Union
  • The Sydney Diocese of the Anglican Church

The Company has elected six members of the Board. They are all parents or past parents of SCEGGS girls. At each AGM one third of the Directors elected by the members of the Company retire from office. They are eligible for re-election.

Two members of the Board are nominees of the Old Girls’ Union and four are nominees of the Diocese. The Constitution contains provisions for their appointment and removal.

Board Members

Chair

Mr Peter Hicks

BTP, MTEc, FAICD

Peter is an independent company director. He has previously held positions including CEO of Moorebank Intermodal Company and CFO of Leighton Contractors.

He possesses deep commercial, building and financial experience and more than 20 years’ experience as a board member on several not-for-profit and commercial boards. Peter is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds tertiary qualifications in economics, planning and management. He is a Director of Anglicare, Chairman of the Sydney Anglican Church Growth Corporation and attends St Matthew’s Church  Manly. He has been a member of the Board since 2005, Peter’s wife and both daughters are Old Girls of the School.  Peter is a Diocesan nominee on the Board.

Board Members


Mr Tom Aligounarias

BEc DipEd

Tom is a director of TESA Pty Ltd and Adjunct Professor of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney. He was previously the Chair of NESA from 2016-19 and has held a variety of leadership roles in the sphere of education. Tom is a nominee of the Company to the Board.


Ms Sally Auld

BEc (Hons), DPhil, GAICD

Sally is the Chief Investment Officer at JBWere. Previously, she was Chief Economist and Head of Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange Strategy at J.P. Morgan Australia and New Zealand. Sally is a highly regarded financial markets professional, recognised for her thought leadership on the Antipodean economies and financial markets. She is Deputy Chair of the Council of The Women’s College, within the University of Sydney and she also sits on the board of Equality Australia. Sally has one daughter at SCEGGS, and another starting at the School in 2021. She is a  Company nominee to the Board.


Ms Elizabeth Butcher AM

Elizabeth is one of Australia’s leading performing arts administrators. Now retired, she was General Manager of NIDA, where she earned a reputation for political acuity and strong financial management. Elizabeth has been a member of the Australia Council and Chairman of the Theatre Board. She was Chairman of the Sydney Opera House Trust from 1989-95, and Deputy Chair of the Playing Australia Committee, the Australian Government’s national performing arts touring program. In 1984 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the theatre and in 2006 joined the Theatre Board of the Australia Council. Elizabeth is an Old Girl of the school and is a nominee of the Old Girls’ Union to the Board.


 

Ms Alison Deans

BA, MBA, GAICD

Alison Deans is an experienced director and businesses leader with a focus on technology enabled business and transformation. She was the first Managing Director of eBay Australia and was Chief Executive Officer of two technology focused venture capital funds – ecorp and netus. She is currently a director of Cochlear, Deputy and Ramsay Healthcare, is on the Investment Committee of Main Sequence Ventures and is an advisor to McKinsey and Company. Alison is a Company nominee to the Board.


Rev Dr Daniel Dries

DCA, MMus, BTh, DipEd, LTCL, LMusA, ARCM, ARCO

The Reverend Dr Daniel Dries is the eleventh Rector of Christ Church St Laurence in Haymarket, Sydney. He was ordained in the Diocese of Newcastle (NSW) and has served in a number of parishes in that Diocese, including Christ Church Cathedral, Newcastle. Daniel was inducted as Rector of CCSL on the 21st of January, 2013. Prior to his ordination, Daniel pursued a career as a professional musician and teacher, including holding the position of Head of Music at SCEGGS from 2002-2005. Daniel is married to Peta, also a professional musician; they have two daughters, Charlotte and Emily. Daniel is a Diocesan nominee on the Board.


Mr Richard Kuo

BCom, LLB, FAICD

Richard is the co-founder and CEO of Pier Capital, a boutique investment banking firm. He is the Chairman of LiteracyPlanet Holdings Limited, a director of iCar Asia Limited and has been a director of a range of companies in Australia and Asia in the technology, digital media, pharmaceutical, and not-for-profit sectors. Previously, Richard practiced as a lawyer specialising in corporate law before moving into investment banking and then as a member of the senior management team of what grew to be Australia’s largest software company. Richard has two daughters at the School and is a  Company nominee to the Board.


Ms Tina Lee

BSc, LLB, GAICD

Tina Lee is Special Counsel at Prolegis Lawyers, a specialist legal firm advising charities, not-for-profits and philanthropists exclusively. In particular, Tina advises in respect of charity and not-for-profit restructures including mergers and also disaggregations. She also advises on corporate governance matters, including preparing constitutions for charities and not-for-profits. She advises a number of clients in the schools and disability sectors. Prior to this, Tina was a lawyer at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) for more than 10 years. Tina is also a director of Inala, a charity providing accommodation and day services to persons with mental disabilities. Tina is the parent of a SCEGGS Old Girl. Tina is a member of Christ Church Gladesville and a Diocesan nominee on the Board.


 

Ms Amanda Lintott

Dip Law, LPAB

Amanda Lintott has more than 25 years of high level commercial experience, particularly within the automotive industry. A lawyer by qualification, Amanda worked in corporate finance before moving into the automotive industry where she was appointed the first female Dealer Principal of an Australian Porsche franchise. She then founded well respected automotive recruitment agency Career Driven, which she eventually sold. Most recently, she has held the role of General Manager – People, Culture and Strategy at Autosports Group Limited but has recently left to start another new business of her own. Amanda has extensive, legal, HR and frontline commercial experience, and has spent many years promoting career paths within the Australian automotive industry. Amanda is an Old Girl, past parent of two daughters and has been an active member of the OGU Committee for many years. Amanda is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is an OGU nominee to the Board.


 Mr Ian Narev

BA, LLB (Hons), LLM

Ian Narev is the Chief Executive Officer of SEEK. Prior to joining SEEK he spent 11 years at Commonwealth Bank of Australia, where he was the Chief Executive Officer from 2011 until 2018, and nine years at McKinsey & Company, where he was a partner. Ian is the Chair of Sydney Theatre Company, the Chair of the Advisory Board of the Gonski Institute of Education at UNSW, and the Chair and co-founder of Springboard Trust, which works with school principals in New Zealand. Ian is a Company nominee to the Board.


Mr Paul Oppenheim

BCom, ACA, F Fin

Paul is a co-founder of Plenary Group and was the initial CEO from 2004 until 2019. Plenary is an independent sponsor, investor and manager of public infrastructure in Australasia and North America. Prior to Plenary, Paul had a career in chartered accounting and investment banking. Paul is a member of the Advisory Council for the University of Wollongong SMART Infrastructure Facility, and spent 9 years as a member of the Infrastructure Partnerships Australia Advisory Board. Paul currently has two daughters at SCEGGS and is a Company nominee to the Board.


Ms Gillian Wood

BA(Hons), GradDipInfMgmt, GradDipPA

Gillian is currently the Director of Information Management at the NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation. A highly experienced senior public servant, her background in IT has been focused on the use of digital content, and innovation in technology supporting new working practices. She is passionate about encouraging more women to work in higher levels in IT. An Old Girl of SCEGGS, she is a Diocesan nominee on the Board.