Board of Directors_2021

The School is operated by Melbourne Anglican Diocesan Schools Commission Ltd (MADSC), a not-for-profit company established, under the auspices of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne.


The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of the School. The Board appoints the Principal to manage the School on its behalf and holds him or her accountable. The Board in turn is accountable to the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne for the performance of the School in carrying out its mission and its wellbeing.

The role of the Board includes:

  • setting strategic objectives

  • approving objectives and policies

  • reviewing the effectiveness of governance arrangements

  • overseeing performance against targets and objectives

  • reporting on the direction, governance and performance of the School.

Directors are appointed by Archbishop-in-Council and in some instances by the Board. The current members of the Board are: 

Richard St John LLB (Hons)(Melb), LLM(Lond)
Chairman, Chair of Governance Committee


  • Senior legal, policy and governance roles in public, private, corporate and non-profit sectors, including: 

  • General Counsel of BHP

  • Senior positions in Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Deputy Secretary Attorney General’s Department in Canberra 

  • Chief Executive Officer of HIH Royal Commission 

  • Special Counsel Johnson Winter and Slattery, Lawyers 

  • Board member of the Australian Ballet School 

Leanne Connor BBus (Acc), GradDip(FinPlanning), CA, CTA, SSA
Chair of Finance Committee


  • Chartered accountant

  • Chartered tax advisor and SMSF specialist

  • Director of WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd.

  • Co-Chair of the Taxation Institute’s Victorian Professional Development Committee

  • State Councilor of the Taxation Institute

  • Secretary of Newlands Basketball Club

Matthew Flowers BSc (Hons) QS (1st Class)


  • Parent

  • Southern Commercial Manager at Honeywell

  • Level 4 BTEC Professional Award in Construction Dispute Avoidance

  • PRINCE2 Project Management

  • Level 5 BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) Construction

Rev Robert Newton BA(Hons), GradDipEd, CertTheol(Oxford)   


  • Vicar of Holy Trinity Kew

  • Archdeacon of LaTrobe

  • Former Head of Religious Education at Trinity College and Newington College

  • Former Board Member, Ballarat Grammar

Klae Ruse BCom(Monash), AMIIA

Chair of Property & Projects Committee


  • Parent

  • National Audit Manager - Stores for Woolworths Group Ltd

  • Former Head of Audit and Loss Prevention at BP Global Business Services, Melbourne.

  • Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors – Australia

  • Former Treasurer of Hume Anglican Grammar Parents and Friends Association Inc​​​​​​​

Edward Richard Tudor OAM B.Sc. (Hons.), M.Sc., Dip. Ed
​​​​​​​Deputy Chair


  • Retired Headmaster, Trinity Grammar School, Kew            

  • Previous Director, Anglicare Victoria            

  • Previous Member, Royal Women's Hospital Ethics Committee            

  • Fellow, Australian College of Educators            

  • Fellow, Australian Council of Educational Leaders             

  • Director, Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School

  • Director, The King David School

  • Chair and Director, The Science Schools' Foundation (ConocoPhillips Science Experience)

  • Director, The Melbourne Indigenous Transition School

  • Director, Trinity College (University of Melbourne)

  • Director, Melbourne Anglican Foundation

  • Director, Victorian Regulations and Qualifications Authority

  • Director, Nawarrdeken Academy            

Michael Spencer Urwin BA (Hons), Dip. Ed, FACE


  • Teacher - Scotch College, Melbourne

  • Retired Headmaster - Brighton Grammar School

  • Member, Archbishop-in-Council, Diocese of Melbourne

  • Member, Board Appointments Reference Group

  • Member, Benetas Board

​​​​​​​The Reverend Kirsty Leanne Ross​​​​​​​ BTheol (MCD), PGCE Religious Education (Oxon)


  • Chaplain, Melbourne Girls Grammar (2019- )

  • Previous Chaplain, Trinity College (Cambridge, United Kingdom)

  • Foundation Governor, St Luke's Primary School (Cambridge, United Kingdom)

  • School Governor, The Thomas Alleyene Academy (Stevenage, United Kingdom)

  • Vocations Advisor, Diocese of Ely

  • Governor, The Cambridge University 'Deans and Chaplains' Group (Cambridge, United Kingdom)

  • Assistant Curate, St John the Evangelist Toorak with All Saints Kooyong (Melbourne)

  • Author, "Messy Church in the Diocese of Melbourne"

​​​​​​​The Reverend Professor Mark R Lindsay BA (1st Hons), PhD (Distinction) UWA, GradDipTheol MCD


  • ​​​​​​​Associate Chaplain, Trinity College

  • Associate Priest, St Paul’s Cathedral

  • Associate Priest, St Mary’s North Melbourne

  • Joan F.W. Munro Professor of Historical Theology and Deputy Dean, Trinity College Theological School

  • Director of Research, University of Divinity

  • Lecturer, Centre for the Study of Jewish-Christian Relations, Cambridge

  • Director of Academic Studies and Deputy Dean, Trinity College, University of Melbourne

  • Sub-Dean, Faculty of Arts, University of Western Australia

  • President, World Council of Associations of Theological Institutions (WOCATI)

  • President, Australian and New Zealand Association of Theological Schools (ANZATS); Vice-President (Australia); Board Member

  • Australian Research Council Expert Assessor (2014-)