The school board

Kristian Downing – Chair of the Board

After a career in engineering, leadership and management in Australia and the UK, Kristian left full-time employment to care for his two young children. Kristian has since grown his own businesses in property development and goods export, and has become involved in his community through volunteer work. Kristian holds an Honours Degree in Engineering, and Masters Degrees in Engineering and Business Administration.

Kristian joined the School Board in 2012 because he believed his skills and experience could be of service to the School, which his son attends.

Kristian served as Deputy Chair of the School Board for five years and was also Chair of the Foundation Board for four years. In February 2018, Kristian was appointed to the role of Chair of the School Board.

Kiran Hiriyanna – Deputy Chair of the Board

 

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.

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.

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.

Rev Sam Goodes – Board Member

The Rev Sam Goodes was inducted as the sixteenth Rector of St Andrew’s Parish in January 2018. Although brought up in Adelaide, Sam returned after 16 years in Melbourne to take up this new position.

Originally he trained as a Nurse, and after 20 years at the Royal Adelaide and the Alfred Hospital, Sam felt strongly that God was calling him to ordained ministry. He studied Theology at Trinity College, in Melbourne, and was Ordained as a Deacon and then a Priest in 2008. He initially served as Assistant Curate, and then spent seven years as the Vicar of St Martin’s Hawksburn, in the suburb of South Yarra.

Sam is married to Kate, and they have four children, two of whom are studying at Flinders University, and two of whom attend St Andrew’s School.

Peter Hay CSM – Board Member

Peter Hay is a Wing Commander in the Royal Australian Air Force, with over 21 years’ service. As a Chartered Professional Engineer, Peter has a Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Systems) and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Adelaide, and is currently completing a Masters of Cyber Security at UNSW.

During his Air Force career, Peter has held a range of roles from designing military aircraft modifications and capability upgrades, to managing complex capital acquisitions projects. He has travelled extensively in these roles, including an operational deployment to the Middle East, numerous international exercises and management reviews, and a four-year posting to Madrid, Spain.

Peter and his wife Sarah have two children; both attend St Andrew’s.

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.

Devita Pathi –  Board Member

A former student of St Andrew’s, Devita Pathi has an Honours degree in Law, a Bachelor of Science, a Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

With over 10 years of experience as an intellectual property lawyer, she is now at the Technology Partnerships Office in the Department of Defence.

In addition to her role on the St Andrew’s School Board, Devita serves on two not-for-profit boards: Writers SA and Raising Literacy Australia.

Garry Winter –  Board Member

Garry Chaired the St Andrew’s School Board from 2013-2017, and remains on the Board for 2018 to ensure a smooth transition. 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 (two currently) and has been a parent at the school since 2005.

  • 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.