St Stephen’s School is committed to providing education and care to children and young people to assist them to develop into high-achieving, supported students, positively connected to each other and to the communities in which they live and which they will serve.
The School is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and wellbeing of all children and young people at the School and is dedicated to protecting them from abuse and grooming by implementing robust policies and procedures to deter abuse and grooming and facilitate detection and reporting at the School.
At St Stephen’s School we have a zero tolerance for child abuse and grooming, The School regards its child protection responsibilities with the utmost importance and as such is committed to providing the necessary resources to ensure compliance with all relevant child protection laws and regulations and to maintain safe and supportive School physical and online environments for all children and young people.
BCom, Honours Accountancy, Chartered Accountant, CPA, Chartered Institute Management Accounting (UK), Certified Treasury Professional, GAICD
Kevin is the KPMG Asia Pacific Lead partner for Governance, Risk and Internal Audit and a national partner in the Risk Strategy and Technology team. He provides risk consulting services to clients ranging from small corporates to large national and international companies.
Kevin’s extensive commercial managerial experience includes being a CFO, Superfund Trustee, Chair of a not-for-profit organisation and holding numerous Director and Committee positions.
Kevin is married to Colleen and they have three daughters. The youngest two currently attend St Stephen's School while his eldest has just completed Year 12 at St Stephen's School.
PhD (UWA) MBus AMAMI
GAICD As Deputy Chair of St Stephen’s School Council, Dr Brian Handley is a marketing professional with more than 30 years of industry experience, having held senior management roles in Banks/Credit Societies, the Health Industry, Transport and Education. Brian has served on boards in banking/mutuals, health and education. Additionally he works in a pro bono capacity for the benefit of local and international service organisations.
Brian lectures at both Curtin and ECU and is the recipient of National industry Bank/Credit Society Marketing awards, winning the Curtin University Student Guild ‘Excellence in Teaching Awards’ in 2011. He is published in academic journals and has presented numerous international conference papers. Brian is married to Katherine and both of their daughters are graduates of St Stephen’s School. Brian and family are members of Trinity North Uniting Church.
As well as serving the School as Deputy Chair of Council, Brian sits on the Committees for Finance, Planning and Governance & Policy.
BSC MECH ENG, MBA (UWA), AICD
Mike joined Council’s Governance Committee in 2016 as a member.
Mike is the founding principal of 80 Twenty, a leading business improvement consultancy based in Perth.
Mike is an experienced professional with over 12 years senior operational experience in both large and medium sized companies. In addition to holding senior operational and general management positions within large and SME businesses in both the UK and Australia, Mike has also owned and operated a niche manufacturing business in Australia.
Mike has over 10 years consulting experience in the area of Business Improvement and Turnaround serving various size companies across a range of industries.
Mike is married to Plum and they have 2 children attending St Stephen’s School.
Mike is a Partner at Deloitte. He is the Deloitte Asia Pacific Leader for Oil, Gas and Chemicals based in Perth, Western Australia.
During his consulting career Mike has had extensive experience both nationally and abroad including strategy development, organisation redesign, business model design, supply chain optimisation, performance management and technology enabled solutions focused on insight and productivity improvement.
Mike completed his Bachelor of Commerce at University of Western Australia. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Fellow of Leadership WA.
Mike joined St Stephen’s Council in 2011 having previously participated on the Finance Committee, of which he is now Convenor. He is married to Irma and they have two boys, Joshua and Daniel, who attend St Stephens School.Mike and his family attend Trinity North Uniting Church.
CA AACT (UK)
Jenine joined our School Council in 2015. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant with a strong background in Business Analysis, Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Governance.
Over her career she has worked in a number of different business sectors including Mining; Oil & Gas; IT; and Pharmaceutical.
She is currently working as the Chief Financial Officer for Arrow Minerals Ltd.
Jenine is married to Matthew and they have two children at St Stephen's School (Duncraig Campus), one in the Primary School and the other in Secondary.
Tim joined our School Council in 2015 and brings with him a wealth of experience in community building, software venture and technology innovation. He has worked with some of the technology's industries most respected and at times fastest-growing companies both nationally and internationally, such as HappyCo, Dropbox, Moodle, muru-D, JMARK, Spacecubed, SEQTA, HealthEngine, and Anittel. In his role as Entrepreneur in Residence at Evolve Leadership, Tim has works with entrepreneurs, executives, companies, boards and communities, helping them to form, launch and maintain strategies aimed at growth, speed, scale, sustainability, and value creation.
Along with being a Member of Council, Tim is also the Convenor of the Council’s Governance and Policy Committee.
Tim is also a former chaplain and elected member of local government, and maintains his community involvement. Tim is married to Vicki, they have two children attending St Stephen’s School, and as a family they worship at True North Church in Mullaloo.
LLB, B Proc
Riaan Piek has 20 years’ experience as a lawyer specialising in commercial dispute resolution over a range of industry sectors, including the construction and infrastructure, mineral and resources, oil and gas, transport, logistics and textile industries. His day to day activities primarily revolve around the management of risks, and he has a particular focus on insurance law relating to professional negligence.
He has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide to Leading Lawyers in Western Australia and also completed various courses on leadership, practice management, business development and marketing (including Huthwaite, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Gordon Institute of Business and NIDA). He has also studied at the University of Sydney and Melbourne University.
Riaan joined the St Stephen’s School Council in 2018, and has been a member of the Governance and Policy Committee since 2017. He is married to Shani and has three children – two of whom attend St Stephen’s School. The family worships at True North, Mullaloo.
The Moderator of the Uniting Church WA is the pastoral head of the church. Their role is to be a spokesperson for the church, and to also guide the church throughout their three-year term. Moderator, Susy Thomas was installed as Moderator of the Uniting Church WA during the opening worship of the 44th Annual Meeting of the Synod of Western Australia on Friday, 11 September 2020.
Susy was born into a Christian family in Kerala, India, raised to act justly, with mercy and to walk humbly with God, never being ashamed of the gospel. She completed a Bachelor of Economics in India and met her husband Philip, before she relocated to London to be with him and begin a family. In 1982, Susy, Phillip and their two daughters migrated to Perth, Western Australia.
After working as a teacher in Perth, Susy took on the role of CEO of Drug Arm WA, now called Hope Community. In this challenging role, Susy supported disadvantaged people in the suburbs of Perth.
BCom, Honours Accounting, Chartered Accountant
Anneke joined the School Council in 2018 and has been a member of the Finance Committee since 2017.
Anneke is a Finance Manager at South32 Limited and is responsible for Group’s annual financial report, financial policies, governance and internal controls, consolidation systems and financial accounting processes for the Group’s corporate and treasury entities.
Prior to her role at South32, she worked for KPMG in South Africa, the Cayman Islands and Australia.During her career at KPMG Anneke had extensive experience providing auditing and accounting services to clients in the mining, financial services and not-for-profit sectors.
Anneke is a graduate of the 2017 Chief Executive Women leadership development program.
Anneke is married to Theuns and they have two children attending St Stephen’s School. The family worships at Woodvale Baptist Church.
MNGT CERT (FLINDERS), MNGT DIP, AICD
Brett joined Council’s Governance Committee in 2017 as a member.
Brett is the General Manager at North Metropolitan TAFE who oversees a diverse team of professionals who are responsible for the College quality management, customer service, planning, reporting and marketing.
During Brett’s tenure at West Coast Institute of Training as an Executive Director, his primary focus was on the Strategic positioning, business and strategic planning, board governance, business development, marketing, quality assurance and continuous improvement of the Institute.
With Brett’s extensive experience in the various aspects of the management and administration of a TAFE college, these skills are directly transferable to a school setting and an asset to St Stephen’s.
Brett is married to Kim (Administration Manager – Carramar) whose children are St Stephen’s School Alumni.
St Stephen’s School, is a body corporate, incorporated under the
provisions of the Uniting Church in Australia Act 1976 (WA) and is greatly
blessed by a committed and generous School Council. The Chair of
Council is appointed by the Synod of the Uniting Church on nomination of the
Council. Our Council is responsible for the governance of St Stephen’s School
and appoints the Principal to take responsibility for the leadership and
management of our School.
St Stephen’s School Council members are volunteers who passionately contribute their exceptional professional skills to the good governance of the School. The Council members provide a broad range of corporate skills and experience at a senior level – including financial, governance, educational, legal, planning and technical.
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St Stephen’s School acknowledges the Noongar people, the traditional custodians of the lands and waters on which the School stands. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge the Noongar people as the sovereign First Peoples of this place.
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