School Council

St Aidan’s School Council is the official body overseeing the growth and development of the School. Its role is to ensure the philosophy of the founding Sisters is maintained, as well as to provide oversight to ensure the financial viability of the School.

School Council members, who include representatives of the School and wider community, meet each month to review progress towards strategic goals, consider reports from the Principal and advise on the School’s development through the Finance and Risk, Ethos, Remuneration, Nominations and Building & Grounds Sub-Committees as well as the Marketing & Communication Reference Group.

Each term, The Sisters’ Trust meets to consider the governance and progress of both St Aidan's and St Margaret's Anglican Girls' Schools.

Members

Cecile Wake

LLB (Hons) Law B.Econ, Econometrics

  • Chair of School Council 

  • Member of Building & Grounds Committee

  • Current Parent & Past Student

  • Growth Director – QGC, A BG Group Business

Rev. Paul Bland

BA (Hons), DipEd, BEdStud, MLitt, FACE, FACEL​

  • Member of School Council 

  • Member of The Society of Sacred Advent Schools Pty Ltd (School Trustee)

  • Member of Nomination & Remuneration Committee

  • Member of Finance and Audit Committee

  • Past School Principal & Chaplain

Tracey Barker 

B Int Bus, B Bus (Acc & Fin), GAICD, ICAA, Registered Company Auditor

  • Member of School Council

  • Audit Partner, KPMG

Annika Launay

BSc BBusMan (Hon)

  • Member of School Council

  • Member of Foundation

  • Past Student

  • Director at pdpr. marketing and creative

Tony Markwell

BBus, Grad Dip of Bus, MBus, CA

  • Member of School Council

  • Member of Finance and Audit Committee

  • Member of Nomination & Remuneration Committee

  • Member of Foundation

  • Past Parent

  • Managing Partner at Grant Thornton Australia Limited

Annette McMullan

LLB, Grad Cert Legal Prac, B Nurs

  • Member of School Council

  • Chief Legal Counsel at Queensland Health

Dr Judy Smeed

BA M.Ed, PHD, FACEL FACE

  • Member of School Council

  • Chair of Nomination & Remuneration Committee

  • Lecturer I School of Learning & Professional Studies l Faculty of Education - Queensland University of Technology

The Rev’d Michael Stalley

Dip Applied Sc – Pod, B Th, Grad. Dip. of Min (with Distinction)

  • Member of School Council

  • Member of Building & Grounds Committee

  • Rector of Anglican Parish of Chelmer Graceville

  • Current Parent

  • Board Representative on St Aidan’s P & F Executive ​

Karen Spiller

BA, BEdSt, MEd Admin., MBA, FACE., FAIM., FACEL, FAHRI, FAICD, FCEOI

  • Ex Officio – School Council

  • Member of Finance and Audit Committee

  • Member of Joint Ethos Committee

  • Member of Building & Grounds Committee

  • Member of Foundation

  • In Attendance - The Society of the Sacred Advent Schools Pty Ltd (Trustee)

  • Principal – St Aidan's Anglican Girls’ School

Toni Riordan

Master of Educational Leadership, BEd

  • In attendance – School Council

  • Ex Officio – Finance and Audit Committee

  • Ex Officio – Building & Grounds Committee

  • Member of Joint Ethos Committee

  • Deputy Principal – St Aidan's Anglican Girls’ School

Toni Williams

BBus (Acc), BBus(InfoSys) CSA (Cert), GAICD

  • Company Secretary – School Council

  • Member of Finance and Audit Committee

  • Member of Building and Grounds Committee

  • In Attendance - The Society of the Sacred Advent Schools Pty Ltd (Trustee)

  • Director of Business & Operations SSA