About

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.

Stephen 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.


Mr Roderick McAllery – Deputy Chairman of the Board of Governors.

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, Roderick 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.


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, Anni is an active contributor to the Southern Highlands community.


Mrs Jane Crowley

Mrs Crowley is the founder and Managing Director of Dirty Janes Vintage Emporium across two locations in Bowral and Canberra. Working closely with her father, Athol Salter, in Antiques for over 25 years, her experience and expertise extends beyond antiques into small business, commercial interior design and sourcing.

Having been an active member of the Southern Highlands community for over two decades, Mrs Crowley has recently turned her attention to running for local council on an independent ticket. She is passionate about preserving the beauty of the environment we enjoy in the highlands while undertaking mindful development. Mrs Crowley is also an avid advocate for charities, including The Hamlin Foundation, Pop-In and the Vinnies CEO Sleepout.

Jane has three teenage children, two of whom are currently at Oxley.


Ms Kirsten Keith

Originally from Scotland, Ms Keith is a lawyer with a background in international criminal law, having worked for the Prosecution at various international criminal tribunals. More recently she lectured as a Casual Academic at Southern Cross University.

Her community work includes membership of the Australian Red Cross NSW IHL Advisory Committee and Adviser to the African Australian Advocacy Centre. Ms Keith holds Bachelor of Arts in Development Studies, a Bachelor of Laws and a Master of Laws in Public International Law.

Kirsten has two children at Oxley.


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.

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


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.

Dennis 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.

Malcolm 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.

John 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 his three children are current and past students of 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.

Christine 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. She is Chair of the Oxley College Audit and Risk 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.