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Council of Governors

Council of Governors

Council of Governors

Scotch College Council of Governors are responsible for the governance of all affairs of the College. 



They operate in accordance with the Scotch College Adelaide Incorporation Act 1922 (the Statutes).

The Council utilises advisory committees which include:

  • Finance Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Infrastructure Committee
  • Development Committee
  • Investment Committee

The membership of advisory committees includes members of the College community as well as Members of Council. Committee members are appointed either to provide specific expertise, or to represent a section of the Scotch community.

Council members are elected for terms of three years and positions become vacant at varying times.

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)

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
Member of the Scotch College Foundation

Andrew Freeman ('80) joined the Council in 2013. He graduated as a petroleum geologist and has, for the last 15 years, undertaken various commercial roles with Santos Ltd.

Andrew and his siblings attended Scotch along with his three children Georgia (’11), Catie (’13) and Harry (’15).

He is also a member of the Finance Committee (2010), the Scotch College Foundation Board (2011) and the Advancement Committee (2013).

Andrew has a BSc (Hons) and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), a Fellow of The Energy Institute of Australia (EIA) and a Member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).

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.

Governance Committee

Raymond Spencer (Chair)

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.

Fairlie Delbridge

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.

Rosemary Winser

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.

Phil Camens ('76)

Phil is a Chartered Accountant and Principal of his own firm specialising in Litigation support; primarily business valuation for Family Law purposes. Phil was a Partner of Pannell Kerr Forster and spent 10 years with that firm working in the Northern Territory. On the merger of his practice with Deloitte in 1995, Phil became a Partner of Deloitte Adelaide retiring from that Partnership in 2001.

Phil has experienced and also witnessed the extensive range of educational and extra curricula offerings at Scotch, strong pastoral care programs and an engaged community. Scotch adopts contemporary business and financial systems to ensure the school is well placed to deliver educational programs that enable our students to face an ever changing world with confidence and an ability to adapt as required.

Ross Haslem ('63)

Ross was previously a partner of Ernst & Young, Adelaide and a founding partner of Ferrier Hodgson Adelaide. Ross is an experienced Director and has particular interest in risk management and governance. Ross is an advocate of Scotch as he believes it has a great culture and has the appropriate systems for the future and the future of its students.

Warren Newbegin

Warren is an Adelaide based Management Consultant traveling interstate regularly dependent on client needs. He was in the Royal Australian Air Force for 24 years before joining the Australian Public Service, and now consults to Defence in areas including project and program management, and organisational change. Warren fully supports the world class diverse and challenging coeducational offering provided by Scotch which develops strengths in strategic thought and engagement in global issues. He is an advocate of our co-curricular program that works hand in hand to provide opportunities such as leadership development, with the Scotch Community a wonderful feature unique to the Scotchie experience.

John Newton (Principal)

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.

Morag Greenwood (Director of HR)

Richard Stone (COO)

Finance Committee

Philip Patterson (Chair)

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.

Andrew Freeman ('80)

Andrew Freeman ('80) joined the Council in 2013. He graduated as a petroleum geologist and has, for the last 15 years, undertaken various commercial roles with Santos Ltd. Andrew has a BSc (Hons) and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), a Fellow of The Energy Institute of Australia (EIA) and a Member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).

Ian Southwood ('81)

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.

Justin Hyde ('85)

Justin has spent most of his career as an Investment Banker with Macquarie Bank and JP Morgan specialising in global commodities trading and investment. Having lived and moved over the past 25 years with his family between London, Sydney, Chicago, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore, he chose to retire from investment banking and relocate the family back to his hometown of Adelaide primarily to allow his children to be educated at Scotch.

Dr Rory Linehan

Rory brings a unique mix of technical knowhow, diverse commercial skills and international experience to deliver insightful leadership across Codan’s business units. Rory combines degrees in Physics and Engineering and a PhD in Mathematics with skills in strategy, marketing, business development, systems engineering and programme management; plus experience on a wide range of complex projects such as product development for the Boeing 787 flight control system. Prior to Codan, he held a number of positions with blue-chip firms in the UK including McLaren Formula One, Cobham and Goodrich.

Marcus Staker ('00)

Marcus is an Associate at South Australian professional services firm Hood Sweeney. As an accountant and business advisor, he is passionate about helping his SME and not-for-profit clients to grow and achieve success. Marcus has a keen interest in embracing technology as a key enabler to growth. He is a passionate advocate for youth affairs and brings a dynamic and innovative perspective from his board experience at Fresh 92.7, one of the largest not-for-profit radio stations in Australia.

John Newton (Principal)

Dale Bennett (Head of Torrens Park Campus)

Mandy Green (Finance Manager)

Ieva Hampson (Head of Mitcham Campus)

Teresa Hanel (Head of Teaching & Learning)

Richard Stone (COO)

Investment Committee

Philip Patterson (Chair)

Philip joined the Council in February 2005, at which time he also became Chair of the INVESTMENT 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.

Ian Southwood ('81)

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.

Justin Hyde ('85)

Justin has spent most of his career as an Investment Banker with Macquarie Bank and JP Morgan specialising in global commodities trading and investment. Having lived and moved over the past 25 years with his family between London, Sydney, Chicago, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore, he chose to retire from investment banking and relocate the family back to his hometown of Adelaide primarily to allow his children to be educated at Scotch.

Eddie Taylor

Bio Coming Soon.

Lachlan Harvey

Bio Coming Soon.

John Newton (Principal)

Mandy Green (Finance Manager)

Richard Stone (COO)

Infrastructure Committee

Peter Tulla ('83, Chair)

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.

Mary Ash

Bio coming soon.

Jock Merrigan ('87)

Jock is the founding owner and managing director of Urban Habitats Australia Pty Ltd, an award-winning Adelaide based residential design and construction business. With over 20 years’ experience, Jock is a design and construction industry specialist with a detailed knowledge and understanding of the Development Act, Building Code of Australia, Australian Standards, South Australian and Federal legislation, new products and on-site practices. He undertakes business development and investment analysis, considers planning and environmental issues, negotiates contracts, designs and drafts projects, as well as maintains an onsite project management and scheduling role.

Sam Nairn ('89)

Sam is a registered Architect, currently employed at Lendlease as a Senior Design Manager, where responsibilities include coordinating, managing and prioritising design deliverables to ensure value, program and budget risks are effectively managed, on major projects. Sam previously worked for Woodhead for 13 years, a national architectural practice, as the Practice Director and was responsible for the day to day leadership and management of the Adelaide Studio.

Paul Neighbour

Bio Coming Soon.

Brett Nilsen

Brett joined Aurecon in Adelaide 22 years ago as a Civil Engineer. Following a career designing and project managing infrastructure projects across ANZ, he returned to Adelaide and is now responsible for overseeing Aurecon’s Infrastructure Market comprising transport, water and land development projects.

John Newton (Principal)

Tania Darling (Director of Early Years)

Stephen Larsen (Head of Infrastructure)

Simon McKenzie (Assistant Head of Mitcham Campus)

Kelly Sharp (Head of Middle School)

Richard Stone (COO)

Advancement Committee

Emma Ewer ('83, Chair)

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.

Jacqui Harbison

Editor of SALIFE and affiliated magazines for the past decade, Jacqui Harbison maintains a keen interest in all aspects of South Australian lifestyle and provides a unique insight into life and events around the state. Mother to Daisy (’15) and Lola Williams (Year 11), daughters of an old scholar.

Monique Littlejohn

Monique Littlejohn has been a professional fundraiser and top level development and marketing executive for more than 15 years. In June, 2016, she relocated to Australia and supports businesses in their marketing and communications needs. Monique has written 10 books that are available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other notable booksellers. Her online courses are available through Udemy, Curious, and Skillshare.

Todd Roberts ('88)

Todd is the General Manager Institutional & Corporate banking SA/NT at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and has been a Chartered Accountant for over 17 years. Prior to this position Todd was a Partner in a Chartered Accounting firm and Finance Director and CFO of a Private Equity backed investment. In his current role Todd is responsible for the CBA’s investment into South Australia and the Northern Territory markets and is chartered with growing these businesses and working with large range of clients to achieve their strategic goals.

Samantha Young

Samantha is a clinical psychologist and MD of Human Psychology, one of Adelaide’s largest psychological services and corporate training providers. She has previously worked as a consultant with Boston Consulting Group and in various senior marketing and strategy roles for companies like The Body Shop, Myer GraceBros and Mattel Toys. Samantha holds post-graduate qualifications in business, psychology and corporate governance.

John Newton (Principal)

Tania Darling (Director of Early Years)

Abhra Bhattacharjee (Director of Philanthropy)

Ieva Hampson (Head of Mitcham Campus)

Shawn Kasbergen (Director of Student Wellbeing)

Natalie Felkl (Head of Community & Marketing)

Education Committee

Keith Maynard ('83, Chair)

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.

Sam Bruschi

Bio coming soon.

Rhys Williams

Bio coming soon.

Dr Neil Gordon

Neil is a principal research scientist in the Department of Defence where he currently leads the Data and Information Fusion research group. Before emigrating to Adelaide he spent 14 years working in the UK government Defence research laboratories in Farnborough and Malvern. Neil has authored three books and over 70 research publications. He is an Honorary Professor at the University of Queensland.

David Heinjus

David is Managing Director and an Agribusiness Consultant with Rural Directions and works with farming and agribusiness clients in Australia and the UK. Rural Directions provides independent agronomy, grain marketing and farm business management advice to 12% of South Australia’s farmers. The business has offices in Clare, Freeling, Naracoorte, Loxton and Dubbo. David is also Managing Director of the Pareta Farms Group. Pareta Farms is his family’s grain and hay business located at Freeling on the western edge of the Barossa Valley.

Dr Susie Robinson

Susie is the CEO of the Higher Education Consulting Group, a strategy consulting practice, serving the university, research and innovation sectors in Australia and abroad. Susie’s strengths in this practice are industry engagement and positioning, and policy. Susie was formerly Director, International and Industry Engagement for the Australian Technology Network of Universities and has experience working at senior levels in the UK and South Australian Governments in portfolios including innovation; research and development; higher education; skills and employment; treasury and finance; and public sector performance. She was also formerly a member of the Governing Council of the University of Adelaide.

Jane Webb-Williams

Jane is a leading social researcher and a highly experienced educator with a career spanning over 20 years in a variety of educational settings. Originally from the UK, Jane moved to Adelaide in 2012 to take up her current role as a teaching and research Academic at the University of South Australia. Jane holds a PhD in Psychology & Education and a Masters in Educational Research from Cambridge University.

Jane leads courses in undergraduate and postgraduate teacher education programs, managing over 500 student teachers annually. Jane’s research expertise is in children’s engagement in learning through play-based discovery pedagogy, children’s self-efficacy and identity, with a focus on wellbeing and academic attainment. Jane has been the Chief Investigator on numerous research projects tackling a diverse range of global issues including the low uptake of girls in science, best practice STEM focused pedagogy, connecting disadvantaged multicultural communities and the role of technology to improve young people’s mental health.

Daniel Worthley

Daniel is a physician-scientist focussed on gastrointestinal cancer research and practice. I run a research laboratory and consult clinically in public and private practice. He is new to the Scotch community and welcomes the opportunity to learn from the other committee members about the specific goals and role of the education committee. Daniel volunteered because he is committed to providing his son and daughter with the best educational foundation to help fulfil their professional and personal dreams.

Annette Fidge

Bio coming soon.

John Newton (Principal)

Tania Darling (Director of Early Years)

Teresa Hanel (Head of Teaching & Learning)

Ieva Hampson (Head of Mitcham Campus)

Simon McKenzie (Assistant Head of Mitcham Campus)

Dale Bennett (Head of Torrens Park Campus)

Kelly Sharp (Head of Middle School)

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