Board of Governors

Governance of the College

As a company limited by guarantee, Oxley College Limited is a non-profit organisation. Membership of the Company is open, upon application, to parents, staff and friends of Oxley. The membership elects the Board of Governors for specific expertise they might bring to governance. Elections to the Board are held annually and members retire by rotation.

The Board is responsible for determining the overall policy of the College, for exercising financial control and for the appointment of the Headmaster. Management of the College and appointment of the staff are delegated to the Headmaster.

The Board of Governors

Stephen BarnettDr Stephen Barnett – Chairman of the Board of Governors

Dr Barnett joined the Board of Governors in May 2012 and was appointed Chairman in May 2020. Stephen is the Managing Partner and a General Practitioner with the Bowral Street Medical Practice, and a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Wollongong.

Stephen is a former student of Oxley College. He completed his medical degree at the University of Newcastle, followed by two years at Concord Hospital in Sydney. His post-graduate studies were undertaken in the United Kingdom where he gained a Diploma in Child Health at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford followed by two years training as a General Practitioner. He joined the Bowral Street Medical Practice in 2002. His interests focus on the intersection of medical education, health care delivery and information technology.

He was awarded a PhD Virtual Communities of Practice in GP training and 2014, and continues to work, research and teach in Medical Education. Stephen is a parent of three children attending Oxley College.

Tony NorrisMr Tony Norris – Deputy Chairman of the Board of Governors. Chairman of Audit Committee

Mr Tony Norris joined the Board of Governors in May 2009. Tony Norris is a Company Director with over thirty years experience in the securities and banking industry both in Australia and internationally. He has held senior management positions in the UK and US investment banks and for most of that time specialised in arranging finance for major projects in the oil and gas, infrastructure and power industries.

Tony was a Director of Morgan Grenfell International Limited, a Managing Director at Kidder Peabody & Co., and Managing Director of Fieldstone Australia, a boutique company specialising in the power sector.

Tony is currently a Director of a number of private companies and an executive director of Austral-Powerflo Solutions Pty. Ltd., an industrial engineering company headquartered in Sydney. Tony’s academic qualifications are in law and he was admitted as a Solicitor in 1974. Tony lives in Bowral with his wife and has two adult children.

Anni Baillieu

Ms Anni Baillieu

Ms Baillieu joined the Board of Governors in July 2016.

Ms Baillieu had six years with British Airways in Sydney and for the past 26 years, has been the Managing Director of local business, Moss Vale Cruise and Travel. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from The Australian National University.

A former parent of Oxley College, Ms Baillieu is an active contributor to the Southern Highlands community.

Mandy Lawson

Mrs Mandy Lawson

Mrs Lawson joined the Board of Governors in May 2012. Mandy was a school parent from 2000 to 2011 when her three sons were educated at Oxley College. She was a parent representative and a regular volunteer across many of the College’s activities, particularly in drama, sport and the Parents’ & Friends’ association fundraising efforts.

Born in the Southern Highlands, Mrs Lawson has spent her adult life in the district. Her charitable work includes involvement with the YWCA Encore organisation assisting women who have had breast cancer.

She was responsible for the establishment of the popular property press magazine seen weekly as an insert in the local press.

Mr Roderick McAllery

Mr McAllery joined the Board of Governors in December 2017.

A graduate in Computer Science from Brown University in the United States, Mr McAllery was the former Chief Executive of the Australian subsidiary of Paris domiciled global classified advertisements company, Trader.com. Initially, the business in New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia, Trading Post Australia, was a family-owned company.

After the sale of the Australian business to Sensis, Mr McAllery relocated to London and for five years until 2014, was the Chief Executive of Pamoja Education an online International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme course development and delivery company.

In 2015, he returned to Australia and moved to the Southern Highlands where he now resides with his wife, Diane. He will bring to the Board extensive management and business skills and experience in education.

Dennis Mudd

Mr Dennis Mudd OAM

Mr Mudd is a former Headmaster of Moss Vale Primary School. He was educated at Maitland Boys High School and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Macquarie University where he majored in Geology and Education. His career spanned 41 years of which he was a Principal for 30 years. He taught in small and large mainstream rural schools at Marulan, Mittagong, Dubbo, Moss Vale and Cobar and has experience teaching at special needs schools for students with intellectual disability, emotional disturbance and those charged with delinquency.

He designed and presented training packages for Principals in school leadership and led quality assurance teams in the review of school performance throughout New South Wales.

A very active community contributor, Mr Mudd was a co-founder of the Orana Intervention Service that provides education and paramedical programs in Dubbo and throughout the West of New South Wales for children from birth to six years who are suffering disabilities.

He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2009 for his contribution to education and the community.

Mr Malcolm Noad

Mr Noad joined the Board of Governors in December 2017. A graduate in marketing of the University of Technology Sydney, Mr Noad had a longstanding career with News Limited in various executive and senior management positions, including membership of the News Limited Board of Directors. Between 1998 and 2003, he was a member and later, Chairman, of the Board of the National Rugby League.

His close association and interest in sport led to culminating his working life as the Chief Executive Officer of the Canterbury-Bulldogs Rugby League Football Club from 2004 to 2008.

He has been active in community, sporting and charity organisations, including the Centenary Institute of Cancer Research and Cell Biology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the International Triathlon Union’s World Triathlon Series. Oxley College is already benefiting from his voluntary involvement by coaching the College Junior Girls’ A Soccer team.

John RappMr John Rapp – Chairman of the Building Committee

Mr Rapp joined the board in November 2014. He is the founding co-principal of Copeland Developments, a private property development, investment and management group based in the Southern Highlands.

Mr Rapp started his career as a lawyer in Queensland and later joined Minter Ellison in Sydney in 1993, where he specialised in various aspects of commercial law.

After a period with Barlow Lyde & Gilbert in London, he came to the Southern Highlands in 1998, where he became Director Copeland Developments.

He has been active in local organisations, including as Vice President of the Southern Highlands Youth Art Council (SHYAC). He is married to Alexandra Rapp and has three children attending Oxley College.

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Ms Christine Windeyer

Ms Windeyer joined the Board of Governors in July 2016.

A local resident, Ms Windeyer is a Principal of Spectrum Asset Management. She has over thirty years’ experience in finance, with leading domestic and international banks and holds a Bachelor of Science from The University of Sydney and a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Management from The University of New England.

She represented the National Australia Bank on the Australian Financial Management Association debt markets committee, served as a Director on the Board of Adult and Community Education and was a member of the World Junior Athletics Championships Organising Committee.

Frank ConroyMr Frank Conroy AM – Advisor to the Board of Governors

Mr Conroy joined the Board of Governors in May 2008 and held the position of Chairman from 2009 until May 2020.

Frank was formerly with Westpac Banking Corporation (previously Bank of New South Wales) for 32 years where he served in a number of branch and executive management positions in Australia, United Kingdom and Hong Kong. In December 1992, he resigned from the position of Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director.

In subsequent years and until his retirement from corporate life in December 2004, he served as a professional company director on a number of public company and government boards, including; St George Bank Ltd, Elders Australia and the Federal Airports Corporation.  In 1993, he was appointed by the Federal Government as Chairman of the Committee to review the Australian Customs Service.

Married with two adult children, Frank holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia and a Master of Business Administration degree from Macquarie University. He is a Senior Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. In 2003, he was a recipient of the Centenary Medal for his contribution to business.

Frank lives in Bowral where he is a member of the Probus Club of Moss Vale and a presenter on community radio, Highland FM. He was recently awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division in the 2014 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for significant service to the finance and banking sector, and to the arts, health and secondary education.