The School Board

Peta St Clair – Chair of the Board

Peta St Clair holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) degree from the University of Adelaide. Her career to date has seen her work across general management, marketing, operations, and people and culture across Australia, New Zealand and Fiji. Peta currently runs her own strategic marketing consultancy firm and consults to a number of businesses across Australia.

Children’s education is imperative to Peta as she currently raises two young girls.

Peta is the Chair of the St Andrew’s School Marketing and Student Numbers Committee and has been part of the St Andrew’s School Board since 2019. In February 2022 Peta was appointed to the role of Chair of the School Board.

Ann Hurst – Deputy Chair

Ann Hurst is a long-term active member of St Andrew’s Church and joined the School Board in 2022. She holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Adelaide, a Master of Taxation and is a Certified Practising Accountant.

Ann has extensive experience in public administration having recently retired after a 37-year career in the Australian Taxation Office, including 11 years as an Assistant Commissioner, dealing with a wide range of individual and small business tax issues and managing staff in offices across Australia.

George Demourtzidis – Board Member

George has a Bachelor of Commerce with Accounting and Finance qualifications, has a Diploma in Management and is the Chairman of the South Australian Hardware Association and the Treasurer of the peak national industry body of Hardware Australia.

George is the joint Business Manager of Trio Group Australia, a manufacturing, marketing and distribution business which wholesales hardware and plumbing products to all the major retail chains in Australia and exports to New Zealand, Pacific Islands and the Middle East. George is a member of the School Board, an Old Scholar and his three children also attended St Andrew's School.

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.

Darren Fleming– Board Member

Darren Fleming has recently returned home to Adelaide after 38 years in education.

He has held senior leadership positions in a range of K-12 co-educational Independent schools in Victoria and Queensland including Deputy Principal and Headmaster at two Anglican boarding schools.

Darren has a Masters in Education and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders. He is also a member of numerous other professional associations and has previously been a trainer and assessor for the Royal Lifesaving Society.

He is passionate about the education and growth of young people and has a keen interest in the arts and sports sectors. Darren has previously served on the Boards of a number of Independent schools, Trade Training Centres and was President and Chairman of the Mackay Art Gallery Foundation.

Darren is a member of St Andrew’s Anglican Church and joins the Board as a Parish representative.

He is looking forward to serving the School and becoming part of the St Andrew’s School family.

Rev Sam Goodes – Board Member

The Venerable Sam Goodes has been the Rector of St Andrew’s Parish since January 2018. In January 2020 he was also appointed by the Archbishop as Archdeacon of the Para, one of four Archdeacons within the Adelaide Diocese.

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, the youngest of whom still attends St Andrew's School.

Kiran Hiriyanna – Board Member

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.

Sonia Mercorella – Board Member

Sonia Mercorella is a Development Manager at Trice with extensive experience in property and development. After gaining her Bachelor of Architecture in 2000, Sonia developed her skills as a designer at a number of award winning South Australian architectural studios before moving into a Design Management role for one of South Australia’s leading property developers ahead of joining Trice as a Development Manager in 2009.

Having worked across a range of property sectors including education, aged care, multi residential, commercial mixed use and hospitality, Sonia has developed a reputation of building positive, responsive relationships as the foundation to achieving successful project outcomes. Sonia brings an extensive breadth of experience to her client interactions, creating an invaluable support framework to guide clients through their individual development processes. Driven by an innovative, creative and commercial approach, she is passionate about bringing something different to the property industry, and using her appreciation for design to deliver excellent results.

Sonia joined the School Board in 2020 and has one child at St Andrew’s School.