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Scotch College Adelaide is an independent, co-educational day and
boarding school offering an outstanding education from
Early Learning to Year 12

Next Scotch College Tours: Middle & Senior School - 23 October 2017

ELC - 26 October 2017

Junior School - 2 November 2017


Members of Council

Raymond Spencer

Chair of Council (since 2013)
Member of Council (since 2010)

Current and past parent Raymond Spencer joined the Council in 2010 after returning to Adelaide following a career spanning some 35 years and various places around the globe including USA, India and Europe.

Mr Spencer was born in Adelaide in 1950 and attended law school at the University of Adelaide. Among his numerous board positions he is Chair of the South Australian Economic Development Board and Chairman of the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute.

John Newton - Principal

Member of Council
Member of all Council Committees

Dr John H. Newton has been appointed as the Principal of Scotch College Adelaide from January 2015. He joins Scotch from Taunton School, an independent, coeducational boarding school based in Somerset, UK, where was Headmaster since January, 2005.

Educated at Manchester Grammar School (UK), John was then a graduate of Merton College Oxford with a degree in French and Russian. John also has a PhD in the 'Organisational Culture of Independent Schools' and has immersed himself in the British public school system for the last two decades.

Prior to his position as Headmaster of Taunton School, John was Director of Studies and Housemaster at Eastbourne College, having previously been Head of Modern Languages at Bradfield College in Berkshire.

Philip Paterson

Member of Council (since 2005)
Chair of Finance Committee

Philip joined the Council in February 2005, at which time he also became Chair of the Finance Committee. His association with the College is as a past parent and active member of the community. His children Andrew and Amy completed Year 12 at Scotch in 2005 and 2007 respectively.  He is married to Sandra who has spent many hours volunteering her time at the College in a range of capacities including as photographer and President and Member of the P&F.

Philip was a partner with Grant Thornton - Chartered Accountants for 29 years. In 2013 Philip changed direction, establishing a private consultancy providing planning, project evaluation, advisory and governance services.


Fairlie Delbridge ('84)

Member of Council (since 2010)
Chair of Advancement Committee

Fairlie is a Director of Cminus sustainable spaces a business that facilitates strategic, innovative & sustainable outcomes in the built environment through a range of development and consultancy capabilities.. Fairlie career has traversed a range of sectors & industries and includes thirteen years as a Director/owner of numerous McDonalds Franchises, five years with Citibank in Perth as Business Development manager & five years with Coca-Cola, Adelaide & Perth in sales & marketing management roles. Fairlie also recently spent eighteen months with South Australia's Urban Renewal Authority as the General Manager of Strategy & Innovation with specific responsibility for the state's social housing portfolio. She is also a former non-executive director of Unity Housing the State's largest community housing provider. She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Graduate Fellow of the Vincent Fairfax Fellowship in Ethics & Leadership.

Fairlie is an advocate of Scotch's commitment to whole person development and the impact it has on contributing to well balanced, flexible, happy and outwardly focused graduates. She is also a champion of the College's commitment to diversity and inclusiveness particularly through the support and commitment to our Yalari students. She is also a great believer in the continued enhancement of the College's focus on business, innovation and entrepreneurial curriculum as our students enter a rapidly changing workforce where disruption is the norm and traditional roles are being re-defined.

Peter Tulla ('83)

Member of Council (since 2011)
Chair of Infrastructure Committee

Peter Tulla ('83) is a past student and parent of Rachel ('15) and current students Jessica and Brianna, and active member of the community joining the infrastructure committee in 2010. With his background in the construction industry, ensuring the continued improvement of the built environment at Scotch will be a focus of Peter's input to the College.

Mr Tulla has had a 27 year association Quantity Surveying / Cost Management consultants, Rider Levett Bucknall and is the Managing Director of the Adelaide and Darwin offices and sits on the Rider Levett Bucknall global board. Peter is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.

Andrew Freeman ('80)

Member of Council (since 2013)
Member of Finance Committee
Member of 
Advancement Committee

Andrew Freeman ('80) joined the Council in 2013. He graduated as a petroleum geologist and has, for the last 10 years, undertaken various commercial roles with Santos Ltd.

Andrew and his siblings attended Scotch and his three children Georgia, Catie and Harry are also Old Collegians.

He has been a member of the Finance Committee since 2010, the Development Committee since 2013 and has served on the Rowing Support Group for the last three years and as President for the last two years.

Andrew has a BSc (Hons) and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.

Rosemary Winser

Member of Council (since 2012)

Rosemary is a current parent (since 2000) and has been involved in many Scotch community activities as a member of the Parents & Friends Association during this time. Her husband Richard Ross-Smith is a former student ('73).  

Rosemary has more than 20 years' experience as a commercial lawyer with a particular interest in corporate recovery engagements across a broad range of industries, litigation and risk management. Her current position involves leading the Professional Practice team of a national specialist accounting practice, providing a policy framework and support resources for more than 200 professionals.

Keith Maynard

Member of Council (since 2007)
Chair of Education Committee

Keith joined the Council in late 2007 and continues as the representative of the Moderator, Uniting Church SA.  He is a member of the Synod, is the Chair of The Burnside InterChurch Council Inc and is a Council member of the Burnside City Uniting Church.

He holds a Bachelor of Science with Honours, Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Secondary Education. 

Keith was a principal in SA Government high schools for 18 years and worked in the central office for several periods developing financial management strategies and resources. He also helped develop the legislative and policy framework for human resource management in the system.

Emma Ewer ('83)

Member of Council (since 2017)
Chair of Advancement Committee
Member of Scotch College Foundation

Emma has been a Director and Executive Director of 24 carat nominees / jewellery group for 25 years. A retail chain store business spanning interstate and trading under 2 different brands and market segments. Emma was responsible for the overall business operations overseeing 450+ staff in 40+ stores in Adelaide and interstate. Emma has extensive experience in business, sales and marketing, HR, strategic planning, leadership development, negotiating and financial planning. Emma has served and is currently on a number of Boards. She is a benefactor of the Arts community. She is actively involved with the Adelaide Festival, Carrick Hill Foundation, ASO, Art Gallery of SA, Helpmann Academy and enjoys the Opera.

Emma is a member of TeamInvest and manages her own portfolio in the ASX200 and she is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Emma believes that Scotch offers a well-rounded education for children. She likes the emphasis that Scotch places on wellbeing and the balance of academia, sport, the arts and community. The care and the commitment of the teaching staff is exemplary and Emma believes that Sophie will be well prepared for the ever changing world that she steps out into after completing her education at Scotch.

Committee Membership

Governance Committee

  1. Raymond Spencer (Chair)
  2. Fairlie Delbridge
  3. Rosemary Winser
  4. Phil Camens
  5. Ross Haslam
  6. Warren Newbegin
  7. John Newton (Principal)
  8. Morag Greenwood
  9. Richard Stone

Finance Committee

  • Philip Patterson (Chair)
  • Andrew Freeman
  • Ian Southwood
  • Justin Hyde
  • Rory Linehan
  • Marcus Staker
  • John Newton (Principal)
  • Dale Bennett
  • Mandy Green
  • Ieva Hampson
  • Teresa Hanel
  • Richard Stone

Investment Committee

  • Philip Patterson (Chair)
  • Ian Southwood
  • Justin Hyde
  • Eddie Taylor
  • Lachlan Harvey
  • John Newton (Principal)
  • Mandy Green
  • Richard Stone

Infrastructure Committee

  • Peter Tulla (Chair)
  • Mary Ash
  • Jock Merrigan
  • Sam Nairn
  • Paul Neighbour
  • Brett Nilsen
  • John Newton (Chair)
  • Tania Darling
  • Stephen Larsen
  • Simon McKenzie
  • Kelly Sharp
  • Richard Stone

Advancement Committee

  • Emma Ewer (Chair)
  • Jacqui Harbison
  • Monique Littlejohn
  • Todd Roberts
  • Samantha Young
  • John Newton (Principal)
  • Abhra Bhattacharjee
  • Tania Darling
  • Ieva Hampson
  • Shawn Kasbergen
  • Natalie Felkl

Education Committee

  • Keith Maynard (Chair)
  • Sam Bruschi
  • Rhys Williams
  • Neil Gordon
  • David Heinjus
  • Susie Robinson
  • Jane Webb-Williams
  • Daniel Worthley
  • Annette Fidge
  • John Newton (Principal)
  • Teresa Hanel
  • Kelly Sharp
  • Simon McKenzie
  • Dale Bennett
  • Ieva Hampson
  • Tania Darling



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