Members of Council

Todd Roberts (’88)
Chair of Council
Member of Council (since 2020)

Todd joined Credit Union SA in June 2020 as the Chief Executive Officer having spent over 11 years as an Executive at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. Todd is passionate about leading a highly effective, performance-driven team of finance professionals who are dedicated to achieving outstanding results for their members and customers. Todd took over as Chair of Council in August 2021.

With over 25 years working in finance and professional services across Australia and the UK, Todd has developed a strong understanding of a wide range of financial and commercial disciplines from accountancy, audit and insolvency to Institutional Corporate, Commercial and Retail banking.

Todd has held a significant number of Chair and Director roles with various not-for-profit organisations and charities throughout his career including the National Heart Foundation of Australia where he is both currently a Director and Chair of the Investment Committee.

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.

Peter Tulla (’83)
Member of Council (since 2011)
Chair of Infrastructure Committee

Peter is a past student and parent of Rachel (’15), Jessica (’18) and Brianna (’20) and is active member of the community since joining the Infrastructure Committee in 2010. With his background in the construction industry, ensuring the continued improvement of the built environment at Scotch is a focus of Peter’s input to the College.

Mr Tulla has had over a 30 year association Quantity Surveying / Cost Management consultants, Rider Levett Bucknall and is a Director of the Adelaide, Perth and Darwin offices, currently is Chairman of their Oceania and South East Asia Board and is a member of their global board. Peter is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors.

Angus Jaffray
Member of Council (since 2019)

Angus is the Executive Vice President People and Sustainability at Santos. He has previously held a number of roles at Santos during its transformation including EVP of Strategy and Technology.

Prior to joining Santos Angus was a Director at Azure Consulting and a Partner at the Boston Consulting Group. He advised clients in Australia and globally helping many of them transform their performance focussing on strategy, operational efficiency and organisational design.

Angus and his wife Rebecca chose Scotch for its focus on nurturing rounded young adults ready for the world with very high academic results complemented by an extraordinary breadth in extra-curricular opportunities.

Jody Burton
Member of Council (since 2019)

Jody is a parent of both the Senior School (Jack) and the Junior School (Charlie).  Having moved back to Adelaide after 10 years living away, Jody and husband Troy believed Scotch was a school that was forward thinking, globally minded and keen to nurture the potential of each individual while recognising the importance of the school’s role in contributing society’s future.

Jody is the Executive Chief Financial Officer for Deloitte Australia responsible for delivery of the firm’s strategic financial objectives.  Also having served as the firm’s Executive Chief Risk Officer, former Managing Partner of Deloitte in Adelaide and practising audit partner, her experience is derived widely across a broad industry base both within Australia and from international markets, bringing both a national and global perspective with 25 years experience in risk management, corporate strategy and operations, financial due diligence, internal and external audit.

Jody is a registered company auditor, Member of Chief Executive Women and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand.

Bronte Wilson
Member of Council (since 2020)

Bronte Wilson joined as the Moderator as of 1 Feb 2020. He grew up in rural South Australia, spending most of his life as a farmer around Mount Gambier with dairy and beef cattle. In 2015 the family moved to Adelaide and Bronte worked doing maintenance and farm work around Adelaide and Yorke Peninsula.

Bronte has been involved in the Methodist and Uniting Churches since childhood, becoming an Elder in The Mount Gambier Congregation as a 20 year old. Over the years, he has been Treasurer of the South Australian Dairyfarmers’ Association, a member of the Limestone Coast Regional Development Board, a member of the Uniting Church Synod Standing Committee, and during 2019 Bronte acted as the Region Minister for Rural and Remote SA in the Uniting Church.

Bronte is married to Cheryl, who is the Minister at Ascot Community Uniting Church. They have three young-adult children. To relax, Bronte enjoys reading and gardening, as well as escaping to the family bush block in the southern Fleurieu Peninsula.

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.

Ian Southwood (’81)
Member of Council (since 2020)
Chair of Finance Committee
Chair of Investment Committee

Ian is an Executive Director of the JBWere Ltd, an Investment Firm. Ian advises a broad range of clients including a number of Non for Profits in the Education Sector. Ian was previously State Manager and National Partner of Goldman Sachs JBWere Australia and has always lived and worked in Adelaide.

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