Board Members


Mr Peter Hicks B.T.P., MTEc. FAICD
Hicks Peter

Peter is head of Asset Management for CP2, managing some of Australia's largest private transport assets. He was previously CFO of Leighton Contractors. He possesses deep commercial, building and financial experience and more than ten 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. A member of St Thomas' Church North Sydney and a church representative on the Board for the past eight years, Peter contributed to the Building committee that oversaw the Joan Freeman Centre construction and is currently a member of the Finance committee. Peter's wife and both daughters are Old Girls of the school.

Deputy Chair

Dr Ruth Shatford A.M., J.P., D. de l'U., M.A., Dip. Ed., F.A.C.E., M.A.C.E.A., F.R.S.A
Shatford Ruth

Ruth has had a long career in education. Now retired, she was principal of Tara Anglican Girls' school for almost 20 years and still maintains a strong interest in the current research on how girls learn and the educational environments which suit them best. Ruth is also involved in the professional leadership of middle managers in schools who are aspiring to be principals. An active member of the Anglican Church, Ruth has been a diocesan representative on the Board for over 10 years.

Mrs Catherine Brenner BEc, LLB, MBA

Brenner Catherine

Catherine is a the Chairman of AMP Limited and a non-executive director of Coca Cola Amatil Limited and Boral Limited. She is also a Trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW. Catherine's previous roles include Member of the Takeovers Panel, a Trustee of the Sydney Opera House and a non-executive Director of listed companies in the mining, property and biotech sectors. Prior to this she was a senior investment banker and a corporate lawyer. Catherine's three daughters are current SCEGGS students. She is a SCEGGS Darlinghurst Limited company nominee to the Board.

Ms Elizabeth Butcher AM

Butcher Elizabeth

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

Deans Alison
Alison Deans is currently a Non-Executive Director of Insurance Australia Group and Westpac Banking Group. Alison is also on the Board of Cochlear Limited and Kikki K. Previously she played key roles in building some of Australia’s leading internet businesses. She was the first Managing Director of eBay Australia and New Zealand, responsible for launching and building the eBay business in Australia. She was also Chief Executive Officer of ecorp, a technology-focused listed investment company which built a portfolio of digital businesses including ninemsn, eBay, Ticketek and Wizard. Most recently, she was CEO of Netus, a technology-based investment company focused on building consumer web businesses in Australia.

Mr Fraser Hopkins B. Ec.

Hopkins Fraser

Fraser is currently Managing Director of Hopkins Capital Pty Ltd. His 38 year career includes senior directorships in the beverage and packaged goods industries. Over the years Fraser has been actively involved with numerous charities including 10 years on the Art Gallery of NSW Foundation Board, he is currently a Trustee of the Campbell Edwards Trust, an advisory board member of the Australian Institute of Art History and is on the MCA's Foundation Council. He has also undertaken roles on many other private company boards and industry associations. Fraser's step-daughter is an Old Girl of SCEGGS and his twin daughters currently attend the school. Fraser is a SCEGGS Darlinghurst Limited company nominee to the Board.

Mr Richard Kuo B.Com., LL.B, FAICD

Kuo Richard

Richard is the co-founder and CEO of Pier Capital, a boutique investment banking firm. He is a non-executive director of iCar Asia Limited and Juwai Holdings Limited, and has been a director of a range of companies in the technology, pharmaceutical, financial and not-for-profit sectors. Previously, Richard practiced as a lawyer specialising in corporate law in a large national law firm before moving into investment banking and then as a member of the senior management team of one of Australia's largest software companies. Richard's two daughters are current SCEGGS students. He is a SCEGGS Darlinghurst Limited company nominee to the Board.

Ms Tina Lee B.Sc., LL.B.

Lee Tina

Tina Lee is senior associate at Prolegis Lawyers, a specialist legal firm advising charities, not-for-profits and philanthropists exclusively. In particular, Tina advises in relation to restructures and mergers, corporate governance, compliance and strategy, and tax deductible funds and institutions, especially for non-government schools. 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's daughter is currently attending the secondary school. Tina is a member of Christ Church Gladesville and a diocesan representative on the Board.


Mr Ian Narev BA, LLB (Hons), LLM

Narev Ian
Ian is a director of the Business Council of Australia and the Institute of International Finance. His involvement in the not-for-profit sector includes roles as Chairman of the Springboard Trust, which helps school principals in New Zealand, Chairman of the Sydney Theatre Company, Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation

Mr Paul Oppenheim B Com, ACA, F Fin

Oppenheim Paul

Paul is a co-founder of Plenary Group and has been the Managing Director since its establishment in 2004. 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 SCEGGS Darlinghurst Limited company nominee to the Board.

Ms Gillian Wood

 Wood Gillian