The school board

Garry Winter – Chair of the Board

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Garry has been the Chairman of the St Andrew’s School Board since 2013. Garry has a Bachelor of Economics with an accounting qualification and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide. Garry also has a Masters of Taxation Law from the University of New South Wales and is a Chartered Tax Adviser of the Taxation Institute of Australia. Garry is a senior partner at WRP Legal & Advisory which is an Adelaide based Commercial Law firm. Garry specialises in Tax law and acts for clients in Australia and internationally.

Garry is also a director of W Sports & Media which is a sports management company representing some of the best athletes and media personalities in Australia.

Garry has extensive board and governance experience and has several business investments which he manages. Garry has four children who have attended St Andrew’s School (three currently) and has been a parent at the school since 2005.

Kristian Downing – Board Member

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After 15 years in engineering, leadership and management, Kristian left full-time employment to care for his two young children. Kristian has since grown his own businesses in property and business investment, and has become more involved in his community and volunteer work. Kristian joined the School Board in 2012 because he believed his skills and experience could be of service to the School, which his children now attend.

 Libby Blake – Board Member

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Libby Blake has a Bachelor of Economics and a Graduate Diploma in Business from Monash University and has worked in the marketing of services and the not for profit sectors for more than 30 years.

Libby has held many senior management roles including Marketing and Practice Development Director with leading commercial law firm Thomson’s, one of the first such positions within a law firm in Australia, and was retained as long term consultant to Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu including acting as Marketing Director. Most recently she has been the Director of Development at Scotch College and Acting Director or Marketing and Fundraising for Anglicare SA and is retained by Cara to assist with the transition to a service business under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

A past Director of CARA and member of the Finance and Audit committee, Libby has also served as Executive Officer to the Scotch College Foundation Board and has completed the AICD’s not for profit governance training.

Her successful consulting business continues to help many clients in the services and not for profit sector realise their marketing, communications, fundraising, planning and training needs. Clients value her understanding and unique insights and her ability to quickly grasp key issues and translate that to practical action.

Marcus Catchpole – Board Member

 

Marcus Catchpole has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Tasmania and is a Chartered Accountant.  He is a Director at PwC where he assists organisations to identify and manage their most important risks through providing advice on risk management, governance, internal controls and system and process improvement across a number of industries, including education, mining, oil and gas, and accident compensation schemes.

Marcus is also the PwC Transformation Confidence lead for Adelaide providing support to organisations in their transformational projects.

In addition to his role on the St Andrew’s School Board, Marcus is a member of the Business Development Advisory Committee of the Heart Foundation of South Australia.  He has two children and has been a parent at the school since 2015.

Kiran Hiriyanna – Board Member

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Kiran is a Chartered Engineer (ImechE London, UK) who has worked as an Engineer in Sydney, Adelaide and the United Kingdom.  He was worked for some of the world’s largest service delivery, defence and aerospace companies.  He has gained extensive design, project management, business development and bid management experience from within these sectors.  Kiran also holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Adelaide.

After 15 years working as a full time employee, Kiran decided to branch out and work in altruistic sectors such as aged care and education.  Kiran provides business consulting advice and management services to aged care facilities.  Kiran also is an Adjunct Lecturer at the Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Innovation Centre within the Faculty of the Professions at the University of Adelaide.  In addition to this, Kiran has entrepreneurial interests which culminate both his technical and business knowledge in the area of social innovation.

Kiran has two children.  He has been a parent at the school since 2015 and has been on the School Board since 2016.

Megan Field – Board Member

 

Megan Field is a Tax Partner with Deloitte, Adelaide. She has over 20 years’ experience advising clients within the private, government and not-for-profit sectors.  She has experience on a diverse range of transactions and is a specialist in long-term tax planning, structuring and compliance with particular focus on corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions transactions and tax strategy reviews.

Currently, Megan is the Tax leader for Deloitte Private Adelaide and shares responsibility for growing Deloitte Adelaide’s Private Sector strategy.

With a passion for leadership and mentoring Deloitte talent, Megan also leads the Deloitte Diversity and Inclusion Initiative for South Australia and is part of the national committee.

Megan is a passionate supporter of a range of professional and charitable organisations and is currently serving as the Vice-President and Treasurer of the National Heart Foundation of Australia (South Australian division).

Megan has two sons and has been a parent at the school since 2015.

Angus Netting – Board Member

Angus Netting has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Chemistry from Flinders University. He is Director of Adelaide Microscopy and the Adelaide Biobank at the University of Adelaide under the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research and Innovation. He teaches and trains post-graduate students and researchers in Electron Microscopy for their research and provides microscopy and microanalysis consulting services to industry.

Angus sits on the Executive of the Australian Microscopy and Microanalysis Society and has served on the Board of the Adelaide Youth Orchestra and a number of Masters Sporting organisations.

Angus has been a member of St Andrew’s Church since 1988 where he held the position of Priest’s Warden for five years.

Angus’ two children completed their Primary School education at St Andrew’s School; they graduated in 2009 and 2011.

  • St Andrew’s School is a South Australian independent, co-educational specialist primary school providing excellence in education from playgroup through to early years and on to Year 7. Principal Deb Dalwood – an International Baccalaureate School – UNESCO Associated School.