The people who lead St Mark’s - in governance, staff, student leadership, and volunteer roles - are amongst the College’s greatest strengths.
A dedicated, enthusiastic board, staff and student leadership team work closely and effectively, alongside 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 strategic direction, plans, and performance.
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, Director of Learning, and other 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 and Academic Coordinators, Senior Residential Advisor and Residential Advisors, and with the College Club Committee, to promote the best all-round student experience.
Mark brings over 40 years of professional accounting and commercial experience. He is a strategic manager and has 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 and has worked through a period of significant rationalisation of the group operations and ownership interests.
He gained over 25 years professional experience with KPMG in various roles including as an audit partner, Finance and Administration Director for the Adelaide office from 1992 and as National Finance Manager for Facilities and Services for the national practice from 2000. His nearly 15 years of professional experience included a diverse client base of public, private and not for profit entities covering finance and banking, manufacturing, retail, property development and private schools.
Mark Penniment commenced as a Board member in September 2015 and has been the St Mark’s College Bursar from March 2000 to 2011 and subsequently from September 2015. He has managed oversight of the College’s financial operations including financing of major building projects and management of the College investment funds. Mark has also been a Board member of the St Mark’s College Foundation since 2011.
Mark is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and has a Bachelor of Economics from Adelaide University.
Simon Murray is the Director of Up School Consulting and provides expert advice to schools globally in the fields of leadership, strategic planning, wellbeing, academic enhancement, mentoring and innovation in education. He had current engagements in Australia, China, South Africa and Pakistan.
Previously a Headmaster across three schools for 27 years, and an educator for over 40 years, his contribution to education is significant. He served as the 14th Headmaster of St Peter’s College, Adelaide from 2010 until July 2017. Before this, he was Headmaster of Canberra Grammar School for twelve years (1998 –2010) which followed eight years as Headmaster of Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School (1991 –1998). In recognition of his executive leadership, Simon was elected by his peers to be the Chairman of Association of Heads of Independent School of Australia (AHISA) from 2009 – 2011. Simon is a past Board member of the Independent Schools Council of Australia. He is a past Chairman of The Association of Independent Schools of the ACT and was a member of the Executive of The Association of Independent Schools of Western Australia.
He was appointed a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators in 2008 for his leadership in the independent school sector and in 2017 he was awarded The South Australian Fellowship Award by Australian Council of Educational Leaders in recognition of his service to education in South Australia. He was appointed an Honorary Member of AHISA in 2017.
In June 2018 Simon Murray was awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia (OAM) for services to secondary education and professional associations.
In June 2019 he was honoured for his pioneering work, contribution and internationally recognised leadership in the field of Positive Education by the University of Pennsylvania and the Eisenhower Fellowships.
Simon has advanced the field of wellbeing, positive psychology and positive education across five areas: governance, publications, philanthropy, political engagement, and executive leadership.
He is a founding member and inaugural Chairman of Australia’s Positive Education Schools Association with over 2000 members. He was also founding member of the Board of the International Positive Education Network (IPEN). He has co-edited two scholarly books on evidence-based applications of positive psychology and future directions in wellbeing. He has published scientific articles, book chapters and presented on positive psychology and positive education at conferences in Australia, China, USA, Pakistan, South Africa, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. He negotiated a lead partnership with South Australia’s Premier securing Martin Seligman as Thinker in Residence and hosted policy makers, scholars, and practitioners on positive psychology, opening St Peter’s College to thousands of members of the public. He contributed to a Wellbeing Summit at No. 10 Downing Street and under his leadership established St Peter’s College as a world leader in the field of wellbeing.
Significantly he has worked extensively with disadvantaged schools, both individual schools and clusters, to develop whole-of-school wellbeing programs with the aim of enabling students in these schools to flourish both at school and in their later lives. Simon has garnered the support of philanthropists to fund school wellbeing programs.
He is a member of the Advisory Board for the School of Education at the University of Adelaide and in June 2018 he was appointed to the Board of the Centre for Positive Psychology, The University of Melbourne. In 2017 he was appointed as Chief Advisor to the Positive Education China Academy, a peak body bringing Positive Education to China.
Simon was actively involved in the Anglican Diocese of Bunbury, WA as a member of the Diocesan Council and also in the Diocese of Canberra Goulburn as a member of the Ministry Executive and Bishop in Council. He was also an appointed member of the Diocesan Council in the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide.
After practising law at Piper Alderman, Suzanne moved to academia, where she is Professor of Law at the Adelaide Law School and Deputy Dean, Learning and Teaching, of the Faculty of the Professions, University of Adelaide.
Suzanne has held a number of senior roles at the University, including as Dean of Law, whilst also maintaining active involvement in teaching and research. Suzanne’s research interests are focused on corporate law and professional ethics, with a particular focus on the regulation of independence in a number of professional contexts. She has more than 50 scholarly publications and has contributed to numerous law reform initiatives in her areas of expertise. Details of Suzanne’s research can be found here
In teaching, Suzanne has led innovation in the law curriculum, including a first year ‘boot camp’ approach, a refreshed curriculum and honours program. She is currently responsible for the learning and teaching portfolio for the Schools of Law, Business and Economics. Her teaching skills have been recognised by an Executive Dean’s Award (April 2015) and a NIFTEP Fellowship awarded by the National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism (July 2012). This fellowship is supported by a consortium of centres based at US universities. Fellows are identified through a competitive process open worldwide.
Suzanne has a number of board roles, including as Chair of St Ignatius College, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. She has been a distinguished overseas visitor at a number of overseas universities, as well as a Fellow at the Stein Center of Law and Ethics at Fordham University, New York. Suzanne is a member of the SA Judicial Development Committee, an editor of the international journal, Legal Ethics, President of the Australian Corporate Law Teachers Association, a member of the Law Council of Australia’s Corporations Committee, ASIC’s Regional Liaison Committee and of the International Association of Legal Ethicists.
She is regularly invited to speak at conference and professional events, including as keynote speaker. These include the ASIC Annual Forum, the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association National and SA Conferences, The Society of University Lawyers, The Governance Institute, the Law Society of South Australia, the Law Institute Victoria, The Law Society of Tasmania, the Law Society of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Institute of Company Directors, the Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia, the Law Council of Australia, the SA Judicial Development Day, the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees Ideas Exchange and the Australian Government Legal Network.
Marc Allgrove is a Director of Evans + Ayers Advisory P/L, providing strategic, governance and management services across tourism, agriculture, arts, education and local government.
Prior to joining this practice, he was the CEO of McLaren Vale winery Chapel Hill from 2009 to 2013. Over 25 years within the Australian wine industry with Chapel Hill, Constellation Wines and its predecessors has provided significant experience focusing on strategy, marketing, sales, management and exports.
Marc is a former chair and board member of Vinehealth Australia, McLaren Vale Grape Wine and Tourism Association, and the South Australian Wine Industry Association executive, and currently serves on the boards of Olivers Taranga Pty Ltd, Jericho Wines, St Mark’s College and The David Roche Foundation.
In addition, seats held on the Fleurieu Art Prize Board, Winemakers Federation of Australia Future Leaders Selection Committee, the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Contemporary Collectors Committee, Industry Leadership Fund Scholars Committee and the UNESCO Mt Lofty Ranges World Heritage Bid Economic Advisory Group demonstrate a deep and broad understanding of public and private organisational strengths and issues.
Marc attended St Mark’s College between 1990-93 as the inaugural recipient of the CAS Hawker Scholarship earning a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide, and is a member and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Cecilia is a Director of Perks People Solutions, providing expert outsourced HR advice and support to employers across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors.
Prior to this, Cecilia spent nearly 10 years in private practice as an employment lawyer, advising and representing South Australian employers across a broad and diverse range of workplace and industrial disputes, enterprise bargaining negotiations, workplace investigations and workers compensation matters.
Cecilia also held a senior management role in the South Australian Equal Opportunity Commissioner for eight years, where she gained experience in discrimination and sexual harassment disputes, community and stakeholder engagement and policy development. It was during this time that Cecilia developed a passion for equity and diversity and supporting leaders to create inclusive organisations.
Cecilia is a Nationally Accredited Mediator with the Resolution Institute of Australia, a Board Member of the Victim Support Service of South Australia, and a member of the Law Society of South Australia and the Australian Human Resources Institute.
Darren is an educator, educational leader and educational consultant with over 25 years’ experience working in schools in the United Kingdom, Queensland and South Australia, where he has demonstrated success in delivering exceptional outcomes in learning, wellbeing and holistic education in a number of high-performance organisations.
Currently in role as Executive Project Manager at Seymour College and working with the College Board, Darren is responsible for a number of high-level projects to improve organisational efficiency, performance and stakeholder experience. Darren has also held roles as Principal of The Springfield Anglican College in Brisbane, and prior to that as Deputy Principal at Seymour College and Director of Teaching and Learning at St. Peter’s College, both in Adelaide. In 2019, Darren served as Acting Head of College at St. Mark’s College. In these roles, Darren has gained extensive experience in developing and delivering on strategy, and in improving organisational culture and business performance.
Darren has also served on a number of Advisory Boards and Executive Committees in curriculum development, wellbeing and sport, and is experienced in delivering key note lectures on education and literature in universities in England and Australia.
Darren holds a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, an Honours degree in English Literature, and post-graduate certificates in Leadership and in Education.
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.
From 2016 to 2021, Professor Allen was the Head of The Academy at Western Sydney University (WSU), an award-winning inter-disciplinary program for high-achieving students which grew under his leadership to supporting nearly 5,000 students. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at WSU.
Professor Allen was previously the Provost, or head, of WSU’s Penrith campus, and has been an academic in the field of industrial design in universities in the UK (Loughborough), New Zealand (Massey), and at Monash University in Melbourne, as well as at WSU. He is a widely-published researcher, with a particular interest in design’s role in addressing social and environmental concerns.
Jonathon Allen’s First Class Honours degree in Design and Technology, and his PhD (on using design to empower people with severe communications disabilities), were both undertaken at Loughborough University in England.
Amongst a great deal else, he has served on the WSU Vice-Chancellor’s Gender Equality Committee and Environmental Sustainability Advisory Group, is an accredited Mental Health First Aider, and has trained as an accidental counsellor.
Jonathon has said: “I started my university experience living in halls of residence at Loughborough University, UK, and as a student was elected to the Hall’s Committee, where we collaboratively organised Hall events such as formal balls, social events, charity fundraisers, and welcomes for new students.
“That supportive and nurturing experience has remained with me, and in my university career my teaching, leadership and governance roles have also included pastoral care, student experience, extra-curricular academic support, tutorials and events, as well as University community development.
“My proudest achievements are those of my students, not in a vicarious fashion, but a genuine interest and pride in making a difference to their lives and those that they go on to impact.”
Jonathon Allen’s student-centred approach as a university teacher and academic leader has been reflected in his strong commitment to student wellbeing, experience, and development. Amongst much else, he expanded opportunities for WSU students to have residential experience overseas, including in South Africa and various countries in Asia, including through the New Colombo Plan.
He is looking forward with enthusiasm to embracing all aspects of College life, and to working with students at St Mark’s, including our excellent student leaders, to help offer all students the best all-round educational experience possible.
A highly acclaimed university teacher and researcher, Dr Katrina Stats commenced in the role of Director of Learning in January 2022, succeeding Dr Rachel Buxton. Katrina has most recently served as a course co-ordinator, lecturer, and tutor in the Department of History at the University of Adelaide (sessional), and as a Senior Research Assistant in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at Flinders University.
Katrina graduated in 2003 from the University of Melbourne with First Class Honours in political science and a Diploma of Modern Languages (Swedish). Her Master of Arts by Research at the University of Melbourne was also awarded First Class Honours. Katrina has previously taught history and politics, and contributed to research projects, at various Australian universities, on Australian history, global citizenship, international relations, European politics, media studies, migration, domestic violence, and gender equality.
Katrina has been a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in New York. Her leadership roles have included Postgraduate Officer on the Student Representative Council at the University of Adelaide in 2009. Katrina grew up in regional Victoria and, after a year as an exchange student in Sweden, was a resident student at Newman College at the University of Melbourne.
Katrina’s office is on the ground floor of Downer House, near the Junior Common Room. She has an open-door policy. If she is unavailable, you can arrange a meeting time with her at the Front Office or by sending her an email or message.
You can read more about Katrina’s appointment as Director of Learning here.
Mr Stuart Meldrum became Dean in October 2020, after a highly competitive selection process which attracted over 80 candidates from around Australia and overseas.
A registered psychologist, Stuart graduated from the University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) in 2005, and obtained his Diploma of Psychological Practice in 2009.
After work with the ORS Group in Brisbane and the NSW Central Coast, he joined the University of Newcastle as a disability advisor in 2010, moving to disability services work at the University of Sydney in 2014, before returning to the University of Newcastle as a student support advisor at their Ourimbah campus.
Stuart has worked as a health and wellbeing coordinator for University of Newcastle student residences and has had extensive experience as a student counsellor. Trained and accredited by the Full Stop Foundation as a trainer for “Sex, Safety and Respect”, Stuart was part of a small team awarded the 2019 VC Excellence Award for Health, Safety and Wellbeing at the University of Newcastle. He has also undertaken the L H Martin Institute’s “Emerging Leaders and Managers Program” for higher and vocational education.
Stuart’s community involvement has included five years as President of the Central Coast Christian Football Association in NSW. Stuart, his wife Sarah and their young son, Harry, live in Walkley Cottage.
Sara Ware was appointed Business Manager in June 2021.
Sara has been a CPA since 2008 and has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of South Australia. She has held senior financial and broader management roles in a number of organisations, including CHC Helicopters, Austwine, MG Corporation (an Indigenous organisation based in Kununurra, WA), and most recently as Manager of Finance and ICT at ForestrySA (from 2015 to 2021).
Sara’s community involvement has included being the Treasurer for a kindergarten, a leader of both Scouts and Venturers for Scouts SA and an Adventurous Activities Leader for Scouts SA’s Scout Caving Group. Sara was also the Gold Balloon Ambassador for the Leukaemia Foundation’s major fundraising event, “Light the Night” in 2010.
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 both the primary and secondary school sectors, holding senior roles including Head of Senior School, 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.
Rachel served as Senior Tutor of Merton College, Oxford, from 2015 to January 2020, and as Domestic Bursar of Lincoln College, Oxford, in 2010-15. As Senior Tutor at Merton, Rachel managed all academic-related activities in one of Oxford’s academically most successful colleges, and here at St Mark’s she continues to devote considerable attention to supporting individual students in their academic and personal development.
Rachel was a C.A.S. Hawker Scholar at St Mark’s College in 1993-97, and was elected as College Club President in 1997, when she was also awarded the Collegians’ Prize. She graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1997 with First Class Honours in English Literature, and the University Medal.
After being elected Rhodes Scholar for South Australia for 1998, Rachel completed a Masters and a Doctorate in Oxford in English Language and Literature. Her thesis on the influence of Robert Frost on Northern Irish poetry – a topic inspired by a suggestion from the then Master of St Mark’s College, Robin Ashwin – was later published by Oxford University Press.
After completing her doctorate, Rachel held Research Fellowships at Worcester College, Oxford (2001-02), and New College, Oxford (2002-05); she has also undertaken internships with McKinsey & Co. and at the UK Cabinet Office. While Senior Lecturer in American Literature at Oxford Brookes University in 2005-09, Rachel completed an Executive MBA with Distinction, again topping her year.
Rachel’s office is upstairs in Downer House. Her role is part-time and she is usually in College on Tuesdays and Wednesdays – please don’t hesitate to get in touch by email if you’d like to arrange a time to meet up with her.
Find out more about Rachel’s appointment at St Mark’s here.
Ms Katherine Radoslovich was a C.A.S. Hawker Scholar at St Mark’s in 2006-08. She completed her Bachelor of International Studies (Honours) in 2012 and her Bachelor of Development Studies in 2013 and is currently undertaking her PhD in the University of Adelaide’s School of Sociology, Criminology and Gender Studies.
Kathy has worked for several State and Federal Government agencies, including as a Youth Worker for five years with the Wiltja Residential Program. She has also worked in East Timor, through the Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development Program, and undertook a student exchange in Hungary. Kathy served in 2018 and 2019 as Director of Learning at St Mark’s.
Kathy’s office is in the Front Office, and she is always available to support students in any
way that she can.
Finance Officer: Ms Lorraine Burgess
Front Office Manager: Ms Carol Atkinson
Librarian: Ms Pirjo Rayner BA, LAA, AALIA
Archivist: Ms Monica Smith
Office Assistant: Michelle Tomlinson DIPLM Cert4Bus
Special Assistant (Temporary): Jack Jacobs BA(Hons)(Syd)
The College outsources its catering to Cater Care 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.
Student leadership positions are central to the life of the College, including providing
academic and wellbeing support to fellow students, organising various activities
(including community service, sporting, cultural, social and other activities), and
contributing to ensuring College is a safe and enjoyable place to live.
Working together with College staff and other students, leadership positions give students superb opportunities for developing their leadership and teamwork skills, and for undertaking the community service that has been at the heart of the values and ethos of St Mark’s College since its founding in 1925.
From left to right:
Front Row: Anastasia Pannell (Senior Academic Tutor), Jessica Hulett (Charitable Foundation President), Clayton Burke (withdrawn), Olivia White (College Club Secretary), Oliver Douglas (College Club Vice President), Caitlin Glascott (College Club President), Professor Don Markwell (Head of College), Mr Stuart Meldrum (Director of Wellbeing), Dr Rachel Buxton (Adviser and Special Projects), Jackson Furst (Assistant Dean), Lachlan Matheson (Assistant Dean), Isabel Unwin (Senior Residential Advisor)
Second Row: Kara Phillips (Gym Curator), Sophie Tan (Charitable Foundation Secretary), Yuan Zhang (College Club Merchandise Officer), Jasmyn Lloyd (Duty Tutor), Grace Whyte (Duty Tutor), Despina Eleftheriadis (College Club Equity Officer, Warden), Iman Westhead (Indigenous Student Advisor, Residential Advisor), Shannen Webb (College Club Sponsorship/Charitable Officer), Tori Lowe (College Club Sports Officer), Max Gordon (withdrawn), Emily Jeffrey (Residential Advisor), Bellarose Watts (Residential Advisor)
Third Row: Callum Guidera (Warden), Ephraim Nann (Academic Coordinator), Benjamin Ransom (College Club Equity Officer), Oliver Quixley (Film Maker, Duty Tutor), Sadie Fuss (College Club Arts & Cultural Officer), Patrick Douglas (College Club Social Officer), Mani Draper (Library Assistant), Jonty Pretorius (Duty Tutor), Luke Marcus (Music Room Curator), Cameron Akehurst (Residential Advisor), Darcy Lillecrapp (Warden), Benjamin McCure (College Club Sports Officer)
Back Row: Grace Neuhaus (Duty Tutor), Jordan Howard (Academic Coordinator, Warden), Eddie Page (Academic Coordinator), Maddy Young (Student Outreach Officer), Anthony Doll (Duty Tutor), Ella Brown (Academic Coordinator), Miah Sherry (Residential Advisor), Nadya Athan (Charitable Foundation Treasurer), Georgina Devereux (College Club Social Officer), Eliza Lee (Residential Advisor), Clare Jenkin (Academic Coordinator), Brooke Hutchesson (Lion Editor), Emerson Fielke (Lion Editor, Photographer & Social Media Content Creator), Abraham Tuckwell (Residential Advisor)
Absent: Fraser Haines (College Club Treasurer), Joseph Watts (Warden), Sarah Whyte (Residential Advisor)
2022 Student Executive Team
The Student Executive Team comprises the two Assistant Deans, the College Club Executive (President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer), the Senior Academic Tutor, the Senior Residential Advisor, the Indigenous Student Advisor, and the President of the Charitable Foundation. It works closely with the Head of College, Dean, Director of Wellbeing, and Director of Learning to co-ordinate many aspects of College life, and promote student wellbeing and success.
From left to right:
Front Row: Oliver Douglas (College Club Vice President), Caitlin Glascott (College Club President), Stuart Meldrum (Director of Wellbeing), Professor Don Markwell (Head of College), Dr Rachel Buxton (Adviser and Special Projects), Jackson Furst (Assistant Dean), Lachlan Matheson (Assistant Dean)
Back Row: Jessica Hulett (Charitable Foundation President), Isabel Unwin (Senior Residential Advisor), Clayton Burke (withdrawn), Olivia White (College Club Secretary), Anastasia Pannell (Senior Academic Tutor)
Absent: Fraser Haines (College Club Treasurer), Iman Westhead (Indigenous Student Advisor)
2022 College Club Committee
All St Mark’s residents are members of the College Club. Elected by their fellow students, the College Club Committee promotes student wellbeing and interests in diverse ways, including by organising an impressive line-up of cultural, social, and sporting events in partnership with other student leaders and the College staff. The Committee is responsible for representing the interests of all College Club members, and helping to promote a culture of respect, inclusion, and safety. Their responsibility includes the upgrade, care, and maintenance of all College Club property and rooms used by the College Club. The College Club Executive consists of the President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
From left to right:
Front Row: Clayton Burke (withdrawn), Caitlin Glascott (College Club President), Oliver Douglas (College Club Vice President), Olivia White (College Club Secretary)
Second Row: Tori Lowe (College Club Sports Officer), Yuan Zhang (College Club Merchandise Officer), Despina Eleftheriadis (College Club Equity Officer), Shannen Webb (College Club Sponsorship/Charitable Officer), Georgina Devereux (College Club Social Officer)
Back Row: Sadie Fuss (College Club Arts and Cultural Officer), Benjamin Ransom (College Club Equity Officer), Patrick Douglas (College Club Social Officer), Benjamin McCure (College Club Sports Officer)
Absent: Fraser Haines (College Club Treasurer)
2022 Assistant Deans, Residential Advisors, Indigenous Student Advisor and Wardens
Assistant Deans: The Assistant Deans work with the Dean, the Director of Wellbeing, other staff, and students to ensure that St Mark’s provides a respectful, inclusive, and safe environment for all. The Assistant Deans support students in various ways when needed, including liaising between staff and students, and helping to ensure that the College’s values and expectations are upheld in student behaviour.
The Assistant Deans are senior leaders in the College and assist the Dean, Director of Wellbeing, and Director of Learning in leading the Student Leadership Team (SLT). Their role also includes working with the College staff on different tasks.
Residential Advisors (RAs): Led by the Senior Residential Advisor (SRA), Residential Advisors (RAs) have the responsibility of providing care and assistance to all students in College. They are expected to show leadership in all aspects of College life, and actively support the aims and ideals of St Mark’s College in promoting the wellbeing and academic success of its students. The primary function of an RA is to establish and maintain an environment that is safe, socially cohesive, welcoming, and conducive to academic excellence. The RAs are available to provide help and advice on all aspects of College life. The RAs will get to know each student on their floor personally to support student wellbeing and ensure that behaviour is in accordance with the values of the College. They are often the first point of contact for students’ issues and can advise on additional support structures within and beyond the College community.
Indigenous Student Advisor (ISA): The ISA provides pastoral care and support to all current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. Working closely with the Director of Wellbeing, Dean, Director of Learning, and Registrar, the ISA also acts as representative for current Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, assists in the recruitment to College of future Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, maintains
relationships with local Elders and with relevant university support services, and assists in the organisation of events that celebrate Indigenous culture and history.
Flat/Hawker House Wardens: As with RAs, Flat/Hawker House Wardens are responsible for providing an environment that is safe, welcoming, and conducive to academic excellence. They are a first point of contact for students within their area of responsibility, and a role model for behaviour that is in accordance with the values of the College.
From left to right:
Front Row: Callum Guidera (Warden), Emily Jeffrey (Residential Advisor), Iman Westhead (Indigenous Student Advisor, Residential Advisor), Isabel Unwin (Senior Residential Advisor), Jackson Furst (Assistant Dean), Lachlan Matheson (Assistant Dean), Max Gordon (withdrawn), Despina Eleftheriadis (Warden)
Back Row: Jordan Howard (Warden), Bellarose Watts (Residential Advisor), Eliza Lee (Residential Advisor), Cameron Akehurst (Residential Advsior), Abraham Tuckwell (Residential Advisor), Miah Sherry (Residential Advisor), Darcy Lillecrapp (Warden)
Absent: Joseph Watts (Warden), Sarah Whyte (Residential Advisor)
2022 Academic Team
Senior Academic Tutor (SAT): The SAT assists the Director of Learning to support students in the positive transition from school to university life and provide support to students in all years to ensure academic success and resilience. The SAT assists with coordinating the tutorial program and ensuring all students are aware of and able to access the academic support at the College. The SAT also leads the team of Academic Coordinators and assists with arranging Faculty Dinner events.
Academic Coordinators: The Academic Coordinators support the Director of Learning and the SAT to provide a strong academic program to support all students. The academic support program includes tutorials, Faculty Dinners, guest speakers, mentoring, and career and professional development workshops. For 2022, the six Faculties are: (1) Agriculture, Viticulture, Veterinary and Animal Science; (2) Arts and Education; (3) Business and Law; (4) Engineering, Physical Sciences, Architecture and Aviation; (5) Health & Medical Sciences and Allied Health; and (6) Medicine, Nursing, and Dentistry.
From left to right:
Front Row: Ella Browne (Academic Coordinator), Anastasia Pannell (Senior Academic Tutor), Eddie Page (Academic Coordinator)
Back Row: Ephraim Nann (Academic Coordinator), Clare Jenkin (Academic Coordinator), Jordan Howard (Academic Coordinator)
2022 Charitable Foundation Executive
Community service is at the heart of the ideals and values for which St Mark’s stands. Many of the community service activities undertaken by the students of St Mark’s College – including volunteering and fundraising activities for charities – are led through the Charitable Foundation. Its Executive members are its President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
From left to right: Sophie Tan (Charitable Foundation Secretary), Jessica Hulett (Charitable Foundation President), Nadya Athan (Charitable Foundation Treasurer)