The people who lead St Mark’s are the College’s greatest strength. A broad network of experienced and trained residential staff, governance team, professional advisors, chaplain and senior student leaders all contribute to the College’s progressive, well-managed and harmonious environment.
A dedicated, enthusiastic board, staff and student leadership team work closely and effectively with the College Foundation, Old Collegians’ Association and various committees to ensure the ongoing success of the College.
The Board of St Mark’s is made up of dynamic professionals who are responsible for overseeing the College’s operations, strategic direction and plans.
St Mark’s is led by the Head of College, who is the academic and executive head of the College. The Head of College works closely with the Dean and professional staff to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the College.
The Dean and Director of Learning work closely with the Student Leadership Team, incorporating Assistant Deans, Senior Academic Tutor, Residential Advisors, College Club Committee, the Wellbeing Team and Academic Tutors, to ensure that the needs of students are met.
Angela currently combines the roles of Consultant Clinician at Marion Podiatry, Honorary Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University and Research Lead and volunteer with NGO Walk for Life Clubfoot in Bangladesh.
She is Chair of The Magdalene Centre committee of management (AnglicareSA), People’s Warden at St Peter’s Anglican Cathedral in Adelaide and Deputy Chair of the Cathedral Council.
Alister has worked in Australia and the US for more than 20 years in operations and business improvement. He was CEO of global company Cooper Standard Automotive. Since leaving the automotive industry, he has assisted numerous organisations in the implementation of improvement processes across a broad range of industries.
He is a coach and facilitator for Lean Enterprise Australia and is a guest lecturer at the University of South Australia.
Simon is the Director of Up School Consulting and provides expert advice to schools globally in the fields of leadership, strategic planning, wellbeing, academic enhancement, financial management, mentoring and innovation in education. Previously a Headmaster across three schools for 27 years, and an educator for more than 40 years, he most recently served as Headmaster of St Peter’s College, Adelaide from 2010 until July 2017.
Mark brings more than 40 years of professional accounting and commercial experience. He is a strategic manager and been involved with many complex commercial transactions involving numerous parties. Since 2003, he has been the Chief Financial Officer of a large private family group of companies.
He has more than 25 years professional experience with KPMG in various roles. Mark has overseen the College’s various financial operations at different stages over the past 20 years.
Marc is a Director of Evans + Ayers with over 25 years of governance, strategy development, management, marketing, sales and export experience in the Australian wine and arts industries. Currently holding seats on the boards of the David Roche Foundation, Olivers Taranga and Jericho Wines, and previously Vinehealth Australia P/L, McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism Association and Holdfast Assets P/L.
Suzanne is a Professor of Law at the Adelaide Law School and Deputy Dean, Learning and Teaching of the Faculty of the Professions at the University of Adelaide. She has held a number of senior roles at the University, including as Dean of Law, whilst also maintaining active involvement in teaching and research. Her areas of expertise are corporate governance and professional ethics.
She is currently chair of the board at St Ignatius College and is serving a term as President of the Corporate Law Teachers Association.
Born in Outback Queensland, Professor Don Markwell studied at the Universities of Queensland and Oxford (as a Rhodes Scholar), and at Princeton. He taught politics and international relations in Oxford for a decade before becoming Warden of Trinity College at the University of Melbourne. He has since served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) of the University of Western Australia, the global head of the Rhodes Scholarships as Warden of Rhodes House, Oxford, senior adviser to Australian Government ministers, and as Warden of St Paul’s College at the University of Sydney. Professor Markwell is an Adjunct Professor in the University of Adelaide’s School of Social Sciences.
Dr Areti Metuamate moved to St Mark’s after being Deputy Master of St Albert’s College within the University of New England. His previous roles include Deputy Head of Toad Hall at the Australian National University, Executive Officer to the Director General of Education in Canberra, and roles in the Ministry of Justice and Parliament of New Zealand.
Dr Metuamate is a board member of the Asia-Pacific Student Accommodation Association and the Occupational Therapy Board of Australia and is a former member of the Council of the Australian National University. Dr Metuamate is of Maori and Pasifika heritage and is married to Wiradjuri academic and artist, Dr Jessa Rogers. They live on site in Walkley Cottage.
Kathy Radoslovich has more than a decade of experience supporting the development of young people including five years as a Youth Worker with the Wiltja Residential Program, nine years as an academic tutor for university students, and seven years as a Scout leader. Kathy has worked for several State and Federal Government agencies and spent seven months in East Timor through the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development Program. She is currently undertaking her PhD in the University of Adelaide’s School of Sociology, Criminology and Gender Studies. A Hawker Scholar alumnae, Kathy was an undergraduate resident at St Mark’s from 2008-2010.
Sarah Hampel has more than 20 years’ experience as a high level executive in Marketing, Human Resources, fundraising and other leadership roles. She has worked in Australia, the US and Canada with international companies including Pepsi, Cadbury Schweppes, BP Australia, Kraft and Mondelez, and non-profit organisations.
Fiona is a Certified Practising Accountant with more than 10 years of experience in a similar role within the independent school sector. She has also worked in the corporate and private sector and held several board positions. Fiona has extensive experience in all facets of financial operations, strategic planning, risk management and corporate governance.
Richard undertook a part- time role with the College’s grounds staff while completing a Bachelor of Education and Diploma in Child Psychology. After completing a Certificate 3 in Horticulture, he assumed the role of Assistant Property Manager. He has worked as Property Manager since 2003.
With more than 40 years in the secondary school sector, holding senior roles including Deputy Principal, Grant brings an understanding of the needs of young people. After his ordination into the Anglican Church in 2013, Grant took on the role as Chaplain at St Mark’s and Parish Priest at St Cyprian’s Anglican Church at North Adelaide. He recently completed his Honours degree in Theology. Grant and his wife Olwen also reside at the College.
Executive Assistant: Ms Carol Atkinson
Finance Officer: Ms Lorraine Burgess
Librarian: Mrs Pirjo Rayner BA, LAA, AALIA
Archivist: Ms Monica Smith
The College outsources its catering to international company Sodexo which provides our student residents with high quality, nutritious and delicious food.
The College outsources its cleaning to Academy Services with professional, caring staff who take pride in ensuring our environment is maintained to the highest of standards.
College Club (Student Leaders)
The College Club Committee is elected each year by the student body and is responsible for organising a range of social, sporting and cultural events. It supports the wellbeing of all students and represents student interests, manages College Club affairs and sets the tone for College life. The College Club is an incorporated association consisting of all undergraduate members of the College.
From left to right:
Taylor Jackson (Social Officer), Yardley Smeaton (Arts and Culture Officer), Lachlan Clark (Treasurer), Riley Glynn (Sports Officer), Chelsea Hammond (Secretary), Evette de Jager (President), Tom Edney (Vice-President), Benjamin Jenner (Sponsorship and Charitable Officer), Joshua Phillips (International and Equity Officer), Nicholas Marzohl (Social Officer), Bonnie Seagrim (Merchandise Officer), Carmen Joubert (International and Equity Officer)