Role of the School Councils
The governance and management of St Andrew’s and Gawura schools is overseen by the St Andrew’s Cathedral School Council and the St Andrew’s Cathedral Gawura School Council. The members of the two Councils are currently the same.
The School Councils are responsibility for:
- Goal-setting and long term planning
- Selection, appraisal and pastoral care for the Head of School
- Budget control and financial management
The School Councils delegate authority to the Head of School to manage the daily operation of the school, and the implementation of policy. They also delegate authority to committees to allow various matters to be researched, and discussed prior to consideration by the School Councils.
School Council Committees (not including those that are ad hoc in nature) are:
- Strategy and Vision Committee
- Finance and Risk Committee
- Governance Committee
- Academic Improvement Board
Members of the School Councils
Members of the St Andrew’s Cathedral School Council and St Andrew’s Cathedral Gawura School Council have been drawn from a cross-section of professional backgrounds. Each brings a unique set of skills to the school, reflecting the diversity of our student body. The appointed members on the School Councils and Ex officio members include:
Mr Ray Jarratt
Ray Jarratt’s background is in advisory and operational services in the areas of online commerce, digital transformation, cultural change and strategic planning. He is Chair of Council and also leads the Strategy & Vision subcommittee. He is also Chair of Gawura School Council.
Mr Michael Gordon
Michael is a Director at Citigroup’s Institutional Clients Group. He was a Board Member of SIM Australia from 2014 to June 2021. He is a graduate of the School and has a son in Middle School. He is the Deputy Chair of Council.
The Rev Caitlyn Orr
Caitlin has served as an Assistant Minister at one1seven Church Redfern and Green Square and Watson’s Bay Anglican. She is currently involved in Student Recruitment at Moore Theological College and is married to an Old Andrean.
Mr Marcus Judge
Marcus was a senior executive for 36 years at the Commonwealth Bank. In parallel, he began a 20 year commitment to NFP governance. He is a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He is a Director of the Foundation Board at SACS.
Pastor Ray Minniecon
Ray is a Director of Bunji Consultancies; and serves on a number of Boards including NAIITS: an accredited international Indigenous University. He is Pastor of Scarred Tree Indigenous Ministries and works locally and internationally on Stolen Generations, reconciliation, and climate advocacy issues on behalf of Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander peoples. He is one of the co-founders of Gawura and continues to advise as an Aboriginal Elder.
Dr John Scott
John is a retired Principal of two Anglican schools in Sydney and a former Hon. Associate in the School of Education and Social Work in the University of Sydney. He is Chair of the Governance Committee and a member of the Academic Improvement Board.
Dr Ben Waterhouse
Ben runs a data analytics business which serves the pharmaceutical sector. He has a PhD in Mathematics from the University of New South Wales and a BA in German Studies. Ben chairs the Finance and Risk Committee and is a former student of the school and current parent.
Dr Jillian Wheeler
Jill is a former school parent who works in private practice as a General Practitioner.
Canon Craig Roberts
Craig is CEO of Anglican Youthworks, an ordained minister and Chartered Accountant with over 30 years of commercial and school governance experience.
The Rev Jim Crosweller
Jim is the Senior Minister of St John’s Anglican Church, Maroubra. He has an interest in leadership development in Zimbabwe with The Gospel Confederation of Zimbabwe. He was previously a secondary English teacher and is currently a parent of the school.
Ex Officio Members
- The Archbishop (President), The Most Reverend Kanishka Raffel
- The Dean of St Andrew’s Cathedral, The Very Reverend Sandy Grant
Members of St Andrew’s Cathedral School staff who attend Council meetings
- Dr Julie McGonigle (Head of School)
- Ms Nicola Warwick-Mayo (Executive Director School Services)