The College Executive team provides operational and strategic leadership for Wesley College.
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.
Morag has a long association with the College and has served across all three campuses since her commencement in 1991. A passionate and experienced teacher, Morag has taught Psychology, Health and Human Development and Food Technology.
Morag’s many leadership roles span twenty-seven years, including Head of Faculty, Head of Houses, Head of Senior School, and Deputy Head of Campus at St Kilda Road. These have prepared her for her current position as Associate to the Principal where she deputises for the principal in his absence and has responsibility for the Clunes program, Outdoor Education, and Child Safety amongst myriad other portfolios.
Morag has a master’s degree in educational leadership and management from the University of Melbourne and is a member of the Australian College of Educators and the Australian Council for Educational Leadership.
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.
A passionate, innovative and collaborative educational leader, Kim Bence joined Wesley College early in 2020. She brings to the College more than twenty-five years of school leadership experience across teaching and learning, wellbeing and operational domains. Kim was previously Deputy Principal at Ravenswood School for Girls, an independent IB World School located in Sydney, and has held several senior leadership positions at Loreto Mandeville Hall Toorak, Sacré Coeur and Kilbreda College in Melbourne.
Kim is particularly invested in the education of the whole person, having extensive experience successfully designing and implementing holistic approaches to learning and wellbeing in schools. She is the former Director of Positive Education and Wellbeing at Loreto Toorak and Ravenswood School for Girls and has recently completed further study in educational neuroscience and psychology at the University of Melbourne. Kim is committed to developing a school that provides opportunities and experiences for students and staff to pursue personal excellence within a learning culture that instils and promotes character and nurtures positive relationships based on gratitude, trust and respect.
Sheriden has built her career in the educational space from her initial teaching positions to her current role as Head of Campus at Wesley College, Glen Waverley. Sheriden has approached all her roles with a focus on building relationships with students, staff and parents in order to deliver exceptional outcomes. In 2012 Sheriden led the Glen Waverley Middle School until she was appointed as the Deputy Head of the Glen Waverley Campus in 2015. These two roles provided a strong footing from which to take on the Head of Campus role in 2021. Before joining Wesley, Sheriden spent 12 years with Ivanhoe Grammar School, in various roles such as Head of Drama and Head of House. An experienced educator, passionate about educational leadership and continual whole school improvement, Sheriden looks to encourage collegiate development of teaching and learning and promote a culture of collaboration and capacity building in others. Sheriden values the rich and diverse learning community at the Glen Waverley Campus, where the students are always at the centre.
Geoff commenced at Wesley College in May 2023 in an interim capacity as the Business Director and CFO. He brings extensive experience across Finance, Corporate Services, Governance and Facilities Management, with a strong alignment to the College’s values and the community benefits of education. Geoff has more than twenty years of involvement with not-for-profit and State Government organisations and has held senior leadership roles as Chief Financial Officer at Wellways Australia and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, and as Finance Manager for the Melbourne Cricket Club.
Cameron is responsible for building a culture of learning by raising student achievement, developing academic programs and pedagogies and fostering a culture of innovation and excellence in teaching and learning. Previously, he served as the Director of Learning and Teaching at Shore School, Sydney. A passionate teacher, he has taught History and coached basketball for three decades. He has also taught in the Harvard teacher education program, and he is engaged with Harvard’s Project Zero and The Principals’ Center. He initiated and co-leads the Project Zero Australia Network, providing free professional learning for thousands of educators.
He has received several awards: the Dr Paul Brock Medal from the Australian College of Educators, a Churchill Fellowship, the 21st Century International Global Innovation Award for Teaching, and he has been a top 50 nominee for the Global Teacher Prize. He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators and the Australian Council for Education Leadership.
He is the co-editor of Flip the System Australia: What matters in education and a staff writer for Getting Smart. Cameron brings a strong pedagogical focus on thinking, understanding and creativity, and he is adept at creating a flourishing collaborative professional learning climate.
John McAlister joined Wesley College in 2005 as the Head of Information Technology and has led the development of technology through a period of significant growth and change. He brings to the College two decades of experience in senior technology management roles as Director of IT at Box Hill Institute of TAFE and the Victorian Environment Protection Authority. Prior to those roles he was the IT Manager at Melbourne Water. John’s industry experience encompasses project management, strategy development, process redesign and business analysis.
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.
Fiona Dickson joined Wesley in 2022 as the Director of Community Engagement. With responsibility for admissions, marketing and communications, alumni and the Foundation. Fiona brings significant experience in stakeholder engagement and proven capability across digital transformation, change management and business growth. Fiona’s industry experiences draw on her formal qualifications in law, finance, business and management with her career spanning both the private and not-for-profit sectors with organisations including the On the Line Australia Limited, Mazda Australia, Spotless Group and the University of Melbourne.