The College Executive team provides operational and strategic leadership for Wesley College.

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BA(Hons), Dip Ed, MEd, MACE

Nicholas Evans is Wesley’s 17th Principal. Nick has a long association with Wesley College both as a student and in teaching and leadership roles spanning 20 years. Following five years as Deputy Headmaster and Head of Senior School at Melbourne Grammar School, Nick returned to Wesley as an accomplished leader.  He has experience in contemporary curriculum development, in the implementation of academic and cocurricular programs to complement a holistic education and in building connected relationships with staff, students and community. Nick also brings to Wesley extensive experience in coeducational and residential schooling, teacher appraisal and the development of programs to support teaching excellence.

Richard Brenker has a long-standing career at Wesley College with extensive experience in school leadership, teaching, curriculum development and pastoral care. Since joining Wesley College in 1981 as a geography teacher, Richard has assumed significant leadership responsibilities across multiple executive positions. He was Acting Principal in Semester 1 2019. In mid-2017 Richard was appointed Deputy Principal and Head of Campus, Glen Waverley. Richard was Head of Campus, St Kilda Road from 2010 to 2017. Other notable appointments at Wesley include Head of Middle School at St Kilda Road, Head of Senior School at Glen Waverley, Head of Learning and Head of Houses.

Richard has had the privilege of taking Wesley students on tours of Thailand and Indonesia and has also been involved in the development of the Yiramalay/Wesley Studio School in the Kimberley.

He has experience in coeducational boarding in the United Kingdom and completed his Masters of Education in 2008.

Head of the St Kilda Road Campus, David Edwards brings 15 years of leadership to Wesley. Prior to joining Wesley, he was the founding Principal and CEO of one of Singapore’s leading international schools, GEMS World Academy. During this time, David helped plan and launch the S$250 million Academy, and led the introduction of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years, Middle Years and Diploma Programs. The school was externally recognised as the leading international school in Singapore in 2016.

David has extensive experience in leading and managing large teams in progressive educational curriculum design, student welfare programs and school improvement initiatives. He was recognised in 2017 as one of ‘Asia’s Top 100 Innovative CEOs’. He is a noted thought-leader across the Asia-Pacific region, with a specific focus on the future of education, meaningful innovation in schools and the development of unique models of student entrepreneurship.

Jacinta Janssens began teaching at Wesley College in 1992 at the St Kilda Road Campus. Jacinta has assumed leadership responsibilities across multiple executive positions. She has been Head of Learning for Maths, Language and Humanities, the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program Coordinator and Deputy Head of Junior School at the St Kilda Road Campus. Prior to her appointment as Head of the Elsternwick Campus, Jacinta held a curriculum leadership role at an international school in Switzerland. She has extensive experience in leading and managing pastoral care programs, community relations and the development of international-mindedness.

Andrew Blair has had a diverse background in education ranging from visual arts teaching and lecturing, careers teaching, heading senior schools, curriculum consultancy, principalship of two Victorian secondary colleges, and leadership of state, national and international principal associations. He has been involved in the design and delivery of programs for principals in China and India and in the design of research and policy within the Victorian Government.

Cameron Moroney joined Wesley College early in 2010 as the Business Director and Chief Financial Officer. He brings to the College broad business experience coupled with a strong connection to the beliefs and values of the lasting influence of education. Cameron has held senior executive leadership positions at Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Information Officer level across multi-site complex businesses in areas including education at RMIT University, healthcare at Epworth HealthCare, telecommunications at Ericsson and heavy industrial at BHP. His executive responsibilities have encompassed strategy/business planning, market/business development, customer service delivery and support, financial and performance management, facilities management, information systems, supply/major contract negotiation, insurance and risk management.

Isaac Quist is the Director of Teaching and Learning, responsible for the development of policies and procedures to support curriculum, assessment, reporting, pedagogical practice and research across all early childhood to Year 12 programs. Isaac is also the Deputy Director of the Wesley College Institute for Innovation in Education. Prior to this role, he was curriculum area manager for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in the Cardiff Office of the International Baccalaureate Organization.

Lisa Saffin is the Director of Curriculum Delivery and Student Reporting, responsible for a College-wide approach to curriculum implementation, assessment, reporting and the use of data to enhance the work of classroom teachers and improve student learning outcomes. Lisa is also a Deputy Director of the Wesley College Institute for Innovation in Education. Lisa joined Wesley College in 1996 at the St Kilda Rd Campus teaching Mathematics and Information Technology, and has been a teacher, VCE Coordinator and Head of Mathematics at the Glen Waverley Campus. Her other roles beyond Wesley include teaching at the University of Melbourne, and writing curriculum materials and assessment items for both national and international organisations.

Peter Rogers joined Wesley College in late 2016 as the Director of Human Resources. He is a well-respected human resources executive with more than 25 years of experience in the human resources field nationally, regionally and globally. In addition to his significant functional experience in both generalist and specialist human resources management roles, Peter also brings to Wesley broad governance experience obtained via Board membership of a not-for-profit organisation. His industry experience encompasses senior leadership roles in large, complex organisations in areas including mining at BHP, logistics at Brambles and higher education at the University of Melbourne.

Passionate about delivering impact for strong brands, Caitlin Anstee joined Wesley College in 2016 as Director of Marketing. She has 15 years’ experience leading marketing teams in the development and delivery of brand, content and communications strategies. Her industry experience encompasses senior marketing roles in higher education at the London Business School and London Metropolitan University, and in management consulting at The Boston Consulting Group. Caitlin’s international marketing experience spans Europe, the Middle East, the United States and Asia.

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