Senior Management

 


Our Senior Management Team provides a framework for innovative and dynamic learning.


Our Senior Management Team share a passion and energy for girls’ education. Under the vibrant leadership of the Principal, Mrs Judith Tudball, they foster a culture of high expectation that nourishes the development of creative, confident and accomplished young women. Adopting a collaborative approach, our team support Collegiate’s outstanding teaching staff to deliver exemplary learning opportunities.

The Senior Management Team is supported by Mrs Kylie Wilson, Executive Assistant to the Principal. Dr Julie Rimes, Scholar in Residence, also collaborates on special projects

Individual Senior Management Team profiles can be accessed by hovering over each image below.

Mrs Judith Tudball

Principal

BCA, GradDipEd., MLMEd, A.Mus.A, LTCL, MAICD

Judith Tudball BCA, GradDipEd, MLMEd, LTCL, AMusA, MAICD

Principal St Michaels Collegiate School from 2015

Master of Leadership and Management in Education (Distinction)

Graduate Diploma of Education

Bachelor of Creative Arts – Music

Judith has a history as an exceptional leader. Her education career spans a 22-year period, beginning with her appointment as a teacher of music in NSW. Judith’s capabilities were quickly recognized and she became a highly successful Director of Music at New England Girl’s School in Armidale NSW, followed by a further appointment at The Friends’ School in Hobart which included being an examiner for TCE Music, a member of the Music Syllabus Writing committee and being selected to represent Tasmania at the National Review of School Music in 2005. Her success and drive resulted in her being appointed as Acting Head of High School and Acting Head of the Arts Faculty. These positions gave her leadership insight and experience in a number of areas that would lead to her appointment in 2009 to Brisbane Girls Grammar School as Dean of Co-curriculum.

The experience at Brisbane Girls Grammar School broadened Judith’s knowledge of complementary school activities and her responsibilities included managing over 100 co-curricular activities encompassing Sport, Music, Drama, Debating, Rowing, Outdoor Education, Service and International Study Tours. In this role, Judith was responsible for the contracts, induction and management of over 100 staff coordinators and 200 coaches. In addition, Judith chaired numerous committees and was School liaison for Parent Support Committees including Music, Rowing, Water Polo, Sailing and Equestrian and was Chair of the Sub-Committee of the Queensland Girls’ Secondary Schools Sporting Association (QGSSSA) charged with the responsibility for bringing Year 7 into this extensive Year 8-12 inter-school sporting competition.

Judith is wedded to the principle of students becoming good citizens and developing a social conscious alongside the attainment of strong academic outcomes to enable students to be the best they can be.

In 2013, Judith was promoted to Deputy Principal (Operations) and in this role she delivered a master plan for the newly purchased 13 hectare Sports Campus Schools and a master plan to future proof the existing Outdoor Education Campus, while retaining responsibility for policies and procedures and all other co-curricular activities; testimony to her exceptional capacity for hard work and varied responsibilities. Judith’s position as Deputy Principal of a highly regarded girls’ school with 1200 students has prepared her well for her role at Collegiate where she can apply her broad range of skills and knowledge across all facets of education to the school’s continued development.

Judith’s husband Rod and their children James and Emma have settled well into Hobart and have been welcomed warmly by the Anglican and School communities. Rod and Judith met as teachers in NSW and share a common love of education and the challenges and rewards associated with school leadership. Judith continues to enjoy music, these days as an audience member rather than a performer, and she relishes spending as much time as possible with her family.

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Mrs Cawley Farrell

Deputy Principal

B.A., B.F.A., B.Ed., M.A.C.E.

Cawley Farrell, B.F.A., B.A., B.Ed., Nova Scotia University of Art and Design. 

Deputy Principal

Cawley grew up in Newfoundland and was educated in Canada before migrating to Australia 1986.  Arriving in Hobart she worked for the University of Tasmania and various schools in the greater Hobart area.  Cawley was able to showcase her talents an Artist in Residence at the CSIRO and held both solo and group exhibitions during this time.  In 1990 Cawley was appointed as Head of the Faculty of Art at Collegiate and also held an artist residency at IASOS, UTAS. In 1994 she was promoted to the senior position of Head of Pastoral Care (K to 12).  After taking time to have her daughter Isabella (Leaver 2013) she returned to the position of Head of Girls in 1997 and in 2004 was appointed Deputy Principal.   Cawley continues her lifelong love of learning and is presently enrolled in a Doctorate of Philosophy through Curtin University.  She has qualifications in Leadership Coaching and Cognitive Coaching.  Having successfully guided the School through the Council of International Schools (CIS) accreditation she has also been invited to be a team assessor for several CIS team visits to school around Australia.

Cawley has a true passion for girls’ education and feels a strong connection to the St Michael’s Collegiate Community.

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Mr Fergus Leicester

Chief Operating Officer

B.Bus., MBA., GradDip Applied Corporate Governance, FCPA, FGIA, FAICD

Fergus Leicester, B.Bus., MBA., GradDip Applied Corporate Governance, FCPA, FGIA, FAICD

Chief Operating Officer

Fergus is an experienced manager with over 20 years of commercial, financial and operational experience. During this time, Fergus held two Chief Financial Officer (CFO) roles with ASX listed companies, both national groups operating in agriculture and financial services. He also has experience operating a consulting business, assisting not-for-profit, small business and corporate clients. He has a strong customer service focus.

The COO’s responsibilities include financial management, governance, risk management, ICT, enrolments, business operations and property services. Fergus is an ex officio (non-voting) member of, as well as Secretary to, the School’s Board.

Fergus has a Bachelor of Business from the University of Tasmania, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Deakin University, as well as a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia, the Governance Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors. 

Fergus is married to Rachel and their three daughters are students at Collegiate. On weekends he enjoys spending time with family and cycling. His community involvement includes volunteering at other not-for-profit organisations, one as a Director and another as a youth mentor.

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Ms Eva Perry

Head of Junior School

M.Ed., B.Ed., Dip.Teach., Dip. Man., Adv. Cert. HRD

Eva Perry, M.Ed., B.Ed., Dip.Teach., Dip. Man., Adv. Cert. HRD

Head of Junior School/ Co-Head of EDGE

Eva has enjoyed a diverse career in education having worked in the Independent and Government School sectors both in Australia and internationally, in the United Arab Emirates. She has taught grades Prep to 7 as well as adult education in the tertiary sector in the UAE. Specialising in curriculum, Eva has worked in mainstream classrooms, Special Needs and with EAL (English as an Additional Language) students. She has been involved in several programs of curriculum improvement and professional learning for teaching colleagues. This includes providing training and support for classroom teachers in implementing highly effective self-assessment and reporting strategies for students; training of volunteers and support staff  and has implemented targeted remedial programs for underachieving readers. Eva has been a lead teacher in reviewing and writing curriculum documents across all key learning areas in a variety of school settings.

Eva has held leadership roles as Head of Junior School and Curriculum Coordinator. As part of these roles, she has been involved in new school building design projects for improved learning spaces for children. She is an active member of professional associations of Independent Primary School Heads Association and Australian Primary Principals Association. Eva has developed and run mentor programs for aspiring leaders and middle managers. She is passionate about visible learning and girls education.

Eva has recently relocated to Tasmania and enjoys exploring and travelling around our beautiful and diverse state.

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Mrs Deb Williamson

Head of Middle School

B.Ed ProfHons., Grad.Cert.Lit.

Deb Williamson, B.Ed ProfHons., Grad.Cert.Lit.

Head of Middle School and Co-Head of EDGE

NEiTA-  ASG Inspirational Teaching State and Territory Award 2010

Deb has had a diverse teaching career. Her first teaching position was in Papua New Guinea where she worked at an international primary school for 2 years. She then travelled overseas teaching English at a Summer School in Greece as well as being a University Entrance Exam Tutor, before teaching in London for a year. 

Deb then returned home to Tasmania to teach in the Education Department. In 1999 Deb then moved to Kalimantan with her family and was the Director of Early Learning Centre and Relief Teacher at the Tanjung Bara International School in East Kalimantan, Indonesia.

After returning to Tasmania Deb was appointed the Literacy Coordinator, for Years Prep to Year 6 at St Michael’s Collegiate. In 2006 Deb became a Master Teacher and in 2007 she took on the position as Director of the EDGE (Enrichment, Differentiation and Gifted Education) Program. 

Deb is an old girl of St Michael’s Collegiate School. She feels that she has covered a lot of ground from leaving Collegiate and returning as a teacher. Her sister and three nieces all attended Collegiate and even her eldest son attended Kindergarten at Collegiate. Deb is married and is the mother of two young men who are both now studying at the University of Tasmania. One is studying Engineering and the youngest one is studying Arts/Law. Deb highly values the strong bond that comes with the Collegiate Community and feels very privileged to be working at Collegiate. She takes great pride in seeing students enter the Middle School as young girls and leave as confident young women as they transition into the Senior School.

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Mrs Nicole Tuck

Head of Senior School

BHM (Hons)

Nicole Tuck, BHM (Hons).

Acting Head of Senior School

Born and raised in Hobart, Nicole was an outstanding competitive swimmer for many years, competing primarily as a 200m Butterfly and long distance Freestyle/open water specialist. She was a member of various Australian Junior and Senior swimming teams from 2000-2005 and major achievements include being an Australian record holder, being a member of the 2001 Australian Swimming team to compete at the World Championships and the Goodwill Games and being awarded the 2001 Tasmanian Female Athlete of the Year, Junior Athlete of the Year and Sports Personality of the Year. Nicole was also named as the 2001 TIS Female Athlete of the Year and in 2002 was awarded a Centenary Medal by the Australian Government for service to the community through swimming and as a role model for Tasmanian youth.
 
Nicole holds a Bachelor of Human Movement with Honours and was admitted to the Dean’s Roll of Academic Excellence in the Faculty of Education from 2009-2011. She is a passionate advocate for girl’s education and empowerment. Nicole is a proud Health and Physical Education teacher, a fledgling cyclist and enthusiastic hockey player. She lives with husband, Geoff, and their four legged fur baby, Maggie. Nicole hopes to begin her PhD in 2017.

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Rev Kate Boughton

Chaplain

BMus (Hons), MDiv

Reverend Kate Boughton is the Chaplain at St Michael’s Collegiate School in Hobart. She was ordained as a Deacon in 2008 and a Priest in 2010. Before coming to Collegiate her roles have seen her working extensively with children, youth, young adults and their families, both here in Tasmania as Assistant Curate at St David’s Cathedral and Diocesan Ministry Assistant, and in Melbourne as an Associate Minister at St Jude’s Anglican Church.

In Parish context, Kate reflects that she might see students for four hours each week. In comparison, the school environment can see communication with students for up to where it can be thirty five hours plus. Schools have a huge influence on our young people – second to the family – and Kate is honoured to be here serving the Collegiate community, its students, staff, and families.

Kate’s prayer is that our students will indeed flourish, that they will think well and thoroughly about the Christian faith, and that they will believe in Jesus as Lord and Saviour.

Kate continues to work with the Arrow Leadership Program in Australia and holds a Bachelor of Music with Honours, a Master of Divinity and is currently completing a Master of Teaching.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” John 10:10

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Ms Lisa Harris

Head of Philanthropy

BMus(Hons), GradDipLibInfStud

As Head of Philanthropy, Lisa Harris commands an extensive knowledge of best practice fundraising thanks to her many years of managing fundraising for iconic orchestras and arts organisations.

Her first work in fundraising was at the world-famous Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, home of The Metropolitan Opera, The New York City Ballet and The New York Philharmonic Orchestra.

A major highlight of Lisa’s career was the thirteen years she managed philanthropy and special events for the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. Lisa’s most recent work has been as a consultant with Brisbane-based consultancy, AskRIGHT. She delights in building a donor base and connecting with donors.

Lisa holds a Bachelor of Music majoring in music history with honours from Kings College, University of London, and a Graduate Diploma of Library and Information Studies from University of Tasmania.

Lisa is a popular and well-respected fundraiser but has also donated her time and funds to the School over the past 30 years. Her family’s relationship with St Michael’s Collegiate School extends back over one hundred years; her daughter Olivia (2006 leaver) has given Lisa first-hand experience of the importance of St Michael’s Collegiate School in shaping the lives of thousands of Collegiate graduates.

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Mrs Kylie Britten

Early Learning Centre Manager

Dip. Education and Care

Kylie Britten, Dip. Education and Care

Early Learning Centre Manager

Kylie has been a member of the Collegiate community since 2006 when she commenced as a young educator at the Early Learning Centre before progressing onto a management position a few years later.

Throughout her time at the Early Learning Centre Kylie has been committed to the vital time that is the first 5 years of children’s lives.  It has been a passion of Kylie’s to work closely with her Early Years colleagues to research and implement a Reggio Emilia inspired setting where children are respected as competent and capable citizens and where families are valued as partners in their child’s play and learning. 

Away from work Kylie and her husband are parents to beautiful Eden and Sonny. Their weekends are spent at their Orford shack.

Kylie looks forward to returning to her position as Early Learning Centre Manager in mid 2017 to continue sharing her passion for the early years. 

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Mr Tim Innes-Brown

Director of ICT

BInfoTech, PGradDipEd.

Tim Innes-BrownBInfoTech, PGradDipEd.

Director of ICT

Tim began his career as a software engineer before moving into ICT in the education sector. Prior to joining St Michael’s Collegiate, Tim and his family lived in Sydney where Tim led the team at Kambala, one of NSW’s top girls schools.
 
With two young daughters of his own, Tim is dedicated to ensuring that students have access to the educational skills and opportunities that they will need in the world of tomorrow. By the time our youngest students enter the work force, it will be a vastly different landscape to that of today. Students will need to be innovative and adaptable to carve out a career in industries that may not even exist today. Tim’s goal is to ensure that our students have resources to explore and adapt to the changing nature of the global workforce.
 
To better lead the fusion of education and technology, Tim is currently undertaking a Master of Education which complements his Bachelor of Information Technology and other industry certifications. 

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Mrs Amanda Mackinnon

Head of Marketing & Communications

BSc(Hons), GradDipEd

Amanda Mackinnon, BSc(Hons), GradDipEd

Head of Marketing & Communications

Amanda’s career has led her on an intriguing journey through science, education, business, marketing and communications. Amanda is passionate about quality education and communicating powerful messages that are both informative and engaging. It is the individual stories behind the faces of our students that Amanda loves to uncover.

Amanda began her career as a secondary school teacher and spent ten years working in classrooms across Tasmania and overseas.

A change of direction led her into a marketing and communications role where she spent eight years developing marketing and communication strategies and building new brands on a global scale. Amanda is thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to utilise her skills and experience at St Michael’s Collegiate.

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Mrs Trisha Lowe

Head of Enrolments

Trisha Lowe, Head of Enrolments

As Head of Enrolments, Trisha Lowe comes to Collegiate from a strong professional background in the educational sector in Tasmania, most recently as Development Manager for Christian Schools Tasmania for over 12 years. In this role she managed the marketing, fundraising, public relations and strategic development of several schools, implementing programs to drive enrolment growth, developing and managing community events and representing the schools in the community.

Prior to this, Trisha’s experience was focused in the areas of marketing, advertising and media management, with experience gained in the print and radio media, music and advertising industries, where she further developed her skills in marketing, design and public relations.

With a passion for art and creativity, Trisha has developed and managed several major art exhibitions in Tasmania, which have been greatly supported and recognised by the local art community as well as local government. 

Trisha enjoys welcoming new families into the Collegiate community and maintaining a genuine interest in each student’s journey throughout their time at our school.  “It is an enormous privilege to share the exciting journey of education with families. From early childhood to graduation we share the experience and delight in the development of confident young women, ready to take on the world”.

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Mr Brian Jones

Campus Manager

Brian has been a valued member of the Collegiate community for over 15 years, leading a dedicated team of maintenance staff in caring for our extensive buildings and grounds. In this time he has overseen significant redevelopments and coordinated major building projects.

With three individual campuses to maintain, as well as Collegiate’s sporting facilities at Tolmans Hill, Brian’s attention to detail is clearly evident. The time and effort required to ensure the preservation of Collegiate’s many historic buildings is testament to Brian’s outstanding project management skills.

 

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    Mrs Judith Tudball

    Principal

    BCA, GradDipEd., MLMEd, A.Mus.A, LTCL, MAICD

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    Mrs Cawley Farrell

    Deputy Principal

    B.A., B.F.A., B.Ed., M.A.C.E.

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    Mr Fergus Leicester

    Chief Operating Officer

    B.Bus., MBA., GradDip Applied Corporate Governance, FCPA, FGIA, FAICD

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    Ms Eva Perry

    Head of Junior School

    M.Ed., B.Ed., Dip.Teach., Dip. Man., Adv. Cert. HRD

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    Mrs Deb Williamson

    Head of Middle School

    B.Ed ProfHons., Grad.Cert.Lit.

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    Mrs Nicole Tuck

    Head of Senior School

    BHM (Hons)

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    Rev Kate Boughton

    Chaplain

    BMus (Hons), MDiv

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    Ms Lisa Harris

    Head of Philanthropy

    BMus(Hons), GradDipLibInfStud

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    Mrs Kylie Britten

    Early Learning Centre Manager

    Dip. Education and Care

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    Mr Tim Innes-Brown

    Director of ICT

    BInfoTech, PGradDipEd.

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    Mrs Amanda Mackinnon

    Head of Marketing & Communications

    BSc(Hons), GradDipEd

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    Mrs Trisha Lowe

    Head of Enrolments

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    Mr Brian Jones

    Campus Manager

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Our goal is to bring the world to our students in Tasmania. We provide a global education and the skills that they will need to excel in whatever direction life takes them."
Tim Innes-Brown
Director of ICT
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It is an enormous privilege to share the exciting journey of education with families. From early childhood to graduation, we share the experience and delight in the development of confident young women, ready to take on the world."
Trisha Lowe
Head of Enrolments
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From the very beginning, over 125 years ago, the Collegiate brand has represented strong and innovative education for women."
Amanda Mackinnon
Head of Marketing and Communicatons
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Excellence in teaching and learning underpins everything we do at Collegiate. The business services team strive to support and enable our academic staff and students. We are committed to putting students at the heart of our operations."
Fergus Leicester
Chief Operating Officer
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The rich educational journey experienced by our students will allow them to take their place beyond Collegiate as leaders with a global perspective, sense of purpose and social justice."
Cawley Farrell
Deputy Principal
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It is important our girls are respectful and supportive of others, both within their immediate and broader communities."
Judith Tudball
Principal