The Geelong College is governed by the College Council.

The most important function of the Council is the appointment of the Principal, who is responsible for the staff and students, programs and activities of the College. The Principal is guided by the College’s Strategic Plan, policies and initiatives developed with the Council. Other important functions of the Council include oversight of finances and risk management, and the development of facilities, buildings and grounds.

The College Council is a skills-based governing body. Collectively, the members of Council apply a balanced perspective and a wealth of experience to Council discussions and decisions. The Council ensures that the interests of all College stakeholders are considered in the decision-making process.

The College Council

​Hugh Seward

Hugh has been a Director since November 2004. He is an Old Collegian (OGC 1970) and former School Captain and also a past parent of Kate (OGC 2000), Minnie (OGC 2002), George (OGC 2006) and Harry (OGC 2009). Hugh is the Chairman of The Geelong College Board, a member of The Geelong College Finance, Risk Management, Planning, Executive and Education Committees. He is a past President of the Senior School Parents’ Association. He is a Director and Life Member of the Geelong Football Club and an Executive Officer for the AFL Medical Officers Association and Member of the AFL Research Board, he is also the Independent Doctor for the Australian Institute of Sport’s Illicit Drugs in Sport Program.

Gerald Miller

Gerald has been a Director since August 2007. He is a past parent of Ben (OGC 1993), Jeremy (OGC 1996), Patrick (OGC 2000) and Edward (OGC 2005). Gerald is a lawyer and is a member of The Geelong College Executive Committee. Gerald has also previously practised as a counsellor and psychologist.

Barry Fagg

Barry has been a Director since March 2012. He is an Old Collegian (OGC 1966). Barry has more than 30 years’ experience in the retail sector as company Director of Fagg’s Mitre 10, he served 17 years as a Director in the Mitre 10 Group of Companies, including more than two years as Chairman of Mitre 10 Australia Ltd. He is a past Director and President of Give Where You Live and the current Director and past Chairman of the Geelong Community Foundation. He is a member of the Geelong College Finance Committee.

Claire Darby
MB, BS, Dip obs RACOG

Claire has been a Director since May 2008 and is a past Parent of Alex (OGC 2002), Tom (OGC 2005), James (OGC 2007) and William (OGC 2007). She is a member of The Geelong College Risk and Planning Committee. A medical practitioner Claire has also served as President of The Geelong College Parents’ Association and The Geelong College Rowing Parents’ Support Group.

Kean Selway
BBus Marketing, GradDip Management,

Kean has been a Director since March 2015. He is a past parent of Courtney (OGC 2010), Alexander (OGC 2014) and current parent of Julian. Kean is Chair of The Geelong College Planning Committee. He is currently the Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer for Deakin University and has held a number of senior executive roles in higher and corporate education. Kean currently serves as Chair of the Boards of Deakin Residential Services, Unilink Limited and the Bowater Trust, and as a member of the Finance and Business Affairs Committee of Deakin University Council. He was past Chair of the Boards of Callista Software Services, the Australian Masters Games and the Australian Human Resources Institute.

Joanna Monahan

Joanna has been a Director since March 2012. She is a lawyer with Harwood Andrews and was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1996. She is an accredited specialist in Tax Law with the Law Institute of Victoria and provides advice regarding Governance and Corporations Act to her clients.

Kevin Yelverton
LTh, TheolM, DMin

Rev. Dr. Kevin Yelverton has been a Director since November 2007. He is the Minister of St David’s Uniting Church and a member of The Geelong College Risk Management Committee. He is a member of the Research and Ethics Committee (Barwon Health) and Chair of the Geelong Catholic Social Justice Committee, a member of the Order of St John Jerusalem and Knights Hospitaller.

Sarah Leach
RN, BN(Hons), PhD, MAICD

Sarah has been a Director since August 2004. She is an Old Collegian (OGC 1973) and past parent of Toby (OGC 2002), Marcel (OGC 2004) and current parent of Max (Year 10). Sarah is the current Chairman of The Geelong College Risk Management Committee. She has a strong track record as an educator, researcher and executive manager in the health and community services sector. She is currently General Manager of Service Development of Glastonbury Community Services and Deputy Chair of the Board of Barwon Health.

Geoff Williams
BCom, CA
Geoff Williams was appointed to the College Council in April 2016 and is a member of the Finance and Risk Committees. Geoff is an Old Collegian (OGC 1987), whose father Brian (OGC 1941) also attended the College, and his sons Jackson and Tom currently study at Middle School. Geoff is a Chartered Accountant who has worked both locally and overseas. His background is in public accounting but he has also worked in the corporate sector. His focus is on taxation, structuring and general business issues for clients across a broad section of industries and family-owned enterprises. Geoff is currently a Principal at LBW Chartered Accountants.
Michelle Quigley

Michelle has been a member of the Planning Committee since October 2013 and a director since March 2015. A law graduate, she has practised as a barrister since 1988, specialising in planning and environmental law and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2002. She is an Old Collegian (OGC73).

Sylvia Walton
BA, MA, Dip Ed, Ed.D (h.c), B.Ed, FRGS, FAICD, FACEL, FACE, FAPC
Sylvia has been a Director since March 2017. Sylvia is a passionate educator with extensive experience, serving as Principal at Tintern and St Catherine’s School, Executive Principal at Loreto College, Adelaide and as Chancellor of LaTrobe University. Sylvia has held numerous directorships on school, college and university councils and currently sits on both the Loreto Manderville Hall Toorak and The Geelong College councils. In 2003 Sylvia was awarded an Order of Australia medal for services to education, this is just one of her many accolades in the industry.
Les Trudzik
BSc (Hons), PhD, GradDip Computing and Information Systems, MAICD
Les has been a Director since March 2017. Les has some 30 years’ experience advising in the education, research and innovation sectors. He has worked across primary, secondary, and tertiary education, covering a wide range areas such as Indigenous school education programs and strategies, vocational skills and workforce development, and equity programs in secondary and higher education.  Les held the position of chair of the Industry Advisory Group for the Faculty of Science at the University of Melbourne from 2000-2014.  He is currently chair of Bioplatforms Australia, oversighting publicly funded national research infrastructure for the life sciences, and is a founding Director of In2science, facilitating peer mentoring in STEM for secondary students by science undergraduates.
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