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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: ELC - 21 February 2017

Junior School - 23 February 2017

Middle & Senior School - 16 March 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.

Phil Camens ('76)

Member of Council (since 2005)
Chair of Investment Committee
Member of Finance Committee

Phil Camens ('76), Chartered Accountant, joined the Council in 2005 with a specialisation in finance and a long association with the College. His father, uncle and siblings attended Scotch in previous years and his two children are current students of the College in the Senior School. Mr Camens is a Member of the Scotch College Foundation Board, has coached rowing at Scotch in the past and is a current member of the Scotch Old Collegians & Community Rowing Club.

Phil served on the Board of the University of Adelaide Medical Foundation for some years as well as on various community and sporting club committees.

Phil is currently Chairman of the Scotch College Investment Committee and Deputy Chairman of the Finance Committee.

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.


Gavin Moss

Member of Council (since 2015)
Member of the Governance Committee

Gavin Moss is the Office Managing Partner and Consulting Lead Partner for PwC Adelaide. In his role as Office Managing Partner Gavin leads a team of 150 people in providing professional services advice to South Australia. Gavin is leading PwC's investment in South Australia, bringing together innovation, passionate people, and a "can do" attitude to enable businesses and government to work
together for the future of South Australia.

As Consulting Lead Partner, Gavin works with a range of local, multinational, and government clients with a particular focus on enhancing value through business transformation and governance. He is well known for his collaborative approach to achieve performance improvement and his insights into organisation culture.

Gavin has specific expertise in transformation, change, risk, controls, internal audit and external audit. His key industry experience includes government, manufacturing, aged care, education, utilities, oil and gas, and mining.

In addition, Gavin has a passion for education both for clients and in his contribution to society and in addition to his role at Scotch College Adelaide, he also sits on the Adelaide University Business School Advisory Board. Gavin's prior experience in education includes Membership of the Institute of Charted Accountants Education Committee, Chair of PwC's Risk Controls Professional Development
Committee, and Global Leader of the PwC Assurance People Strategy for the Future.

Fairlie Delbridge ('84)

Member of Council (since 2010)
Chair of Advancement Committee

Fairlie Delbridge ('84) comes to the College Council as a past student, current parent, passionate believer in positive education and a strong supporter of the Yalari foundation. Since 1986 she has been an ardent supporter of Old Collegians sporting groups including basketball and football and most recently helped establish a community rowing program open to Scotch Old Scholars and others in the community. Ms. Delbridge and her siblings all attended Scotch and in addition to seeing a number of children graduate from Scotch, she still has one daughter currently enrolled in the Scotch College Middle School.

Ms Delbridge is currently General Manager of Innovation & Strategy at Renewal SA and brings to the Council a diverse background which includes directorships of a number of private companies operating in the commercial property development arena with a specialisation in highway commercial/retail projects for major brands such as KFC, Hungry Jacks, BP, Video Ezy and Subway. During this time she has also held management and leadership roles at Coca-Cola Amatil and Citibank Australia, and a 13-year association with McDonalds as an owner/director of several franchises, in both Perth and Adelaide.

Peter Tulla ('83)

Member of Council (since 2011)
Chair of Infrastructure Committee

Peter Tulla ('83) is a past student, current parent (Rachel, 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 eldest daughter Georgia completed Year 12 in 2011 while Catie and Harry are current students.

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.



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