Introducing the School Board
The Carey Board oversees the governance, management and strategic direction of the School, and is responsible for ensuring the School operates effectively as a Christian co-educational learning community.
BBus, DipFin, MAppFin
Chair of the Board
Tim is an Old Carey Grammarian (1989), Carey parent and an active contributor to the Carey community. Tim was appointed to the role of Chair of the Board in 2022. Over the past 10 years, he has served on the Finance, Risk and Advancement Committees and as a member of the Carey Board. Tim is pleased to be able to give back to the Carey community by lending his professional skills to ensure the best experience for future students. Tim has 25 years’ experience as a financial services leader in Australia, UK and New Zealand, including six years as a consultant; as an educator and facilitator in strategy, leadership, communication and culture; as director of a financial services company; and as chair of audit and risk committee. He finds fulfillment through social justice and using his skills, experience and connections to help realise the potential in people and organisations.
BArts, GradDipEd&T, MEd, CAHRI, GAICD
Jo is an independent management consultant who has worked extensively with schools, specialising in leadership development and cultural improvement. She also teaches in the tertiary sector and is the Chair of The Baptist Union of Victoria. As an educator, she is passionate about the importance of lifelong learning. She believes a love of learning starts at school and is enthusiastic about Carey’s commitment to developing the whole child – both at school and beyond. Jo has many connections to Carey: her husband attended the School in the 1980s, her father-in-law attended in the 1950s and her own four children currently attend across both the Kew and Donvale campuses.
In his professional career, James consults to the property, construction and related government sectors. Most recently, he has overseen the development of Victoria’s major sporting, cultural and civic projects. He brings extensive strategy, governance and leadership experience to Carey’s Board. James also has tertiary qualifications in construction and property and lectures at the University of Melbourne. James is a dedicated advocate for Carey’s positive and inclusive culture and values. He feels a strong connection to the School as he and his three children are all former Carey students. James was appointed to Carey’s Board in 2018.
BBus, PGradDipMrktgStr&Comm, CIM London
Jane is the General Manager of Partnerships at Iglu Pty Limited, a purpose-built student accommodation provider that aims to support the growth of international education in Australia. She previously led the creation and delivery of Victoria’s International Education brand, Study Melbourne. With her strong experience in international education and marketing, she felt she had much to give and learn by joining the Carey Board. Jane believes in always stepping up to challenge yourself, as you never know where it may lead. She is an Old Carey Grammarian (1994) who was House Captain of Newnham, Captain of Diving, Vice-Captain of the First Girls Hockey Team, and Vice-President of the OCGA from 2008–2010.
BEc, CA, MBA
Fiona has broad experience in financial management, operations and governance as a Chartered Accountant, management consultant and most recently as the Chief Operating Officer of an international consulting business. Fiona joined the Carey Board in 2021 as a parent of two Carey students and as a nine-year member of the Carey community. Fiona values Carey’s broad-based and forward-thinking approach to education and its inclusive culture. She believes it is critical to foster curiosity and adaptability in students, while developing lifelong learners who are resilient and well prepared for the world beyond school. Fiona is also a Director of VCS Foundation, an organisation supporting the elimination of cervical cancer and other large-scale population health programs, within Australia and globally.
BEc(Hons), FAICD, FTSE
Graeme is the Chairman of Amcor PLC, and Director of the ANZ Banking Group Ltd and AFIC Ltd. He is also a member of the Victorian Council of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He brings a wealth of experience as an executive in the fields of strategy, planning, marketing and general management. Graeme’s involvement with education includes three years as a lecturer in business and economics and eight years on the Board of Melbourne Business School. He joined Carey’s Board as he knew he could make a significant contribution to the development of the School, particularly in relation to the strategic challenges facing schools. Graeme’s two children attended the School, graduating in 2005 and 2014.
Alice is a Special Counsel at Herbert Smith Freehills Lawyers. She has specialised in charity law for 20 years and is highly skilled in the governance and laws of charities and philanthropy. Alice was drawn to being part of the Carey Board because of the culture and values that are lived at the School – students and alumni are non-judgemental, socially aware and seek to be the best person they can be. She believes education is more than academic results, it is about learning life skills that enable young people to navigate the world, make good decisions, and understand themselves and others. Alice’s youngest son attended Carey, graduating in 2016.
BArts, LLB, LLM
Andrew is a Principal Lawyer at Maurice Blackburn Lawyers and the National Head of its Wills and Estates Division. In addition to bringing legal skills to the Board, he is also a Baptist Union appointee who has deep knowledge and understanding of the Baptist ethos on which the values of the School are based. Andrew strongly believes in the power of community and feels that much can be achieved by a group of people who share a common vision and purpose. He has a long association with Carey: he, his father, his grandfather and his eldest son are all Old Carey Grammarians. He also has three children currently enrolled at the School.
BA, LLB (Hons)
Emma is an executive coach and leadership development consultant. With over 25 years' experience as a lawyer and 17 years as a Partner at law firm Allens, Emma is an experienced corporate professional who is passionate about helping individuals and organisations to realise their potential. Emma is a strong believer in co-education and is committed to supporting diversity in all aspects of her work and life. She strongly endorses Carey’s values-driven, progressive approach to education and the School’s focus on a learning culture that supports the development of curious, community-minded students. Emma is also a non-executive director at Plenary Group and is completing a Masters in Coaching Psychology at the University of Sydney. She and her husband Chris have two daughters currently attending Carey.
Hon. Mary Wooldridge
Hon. Mary Wooldridge
BComm(Hons), MBA, GAICD
Mary believes that education is a critical pathway to future wellbeing and quality of life. She is currently Director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency and has previously served the in the Victorian Parliament, including as Minister for Mental Health, Community Services and Women’s Affairs. As Minister, Mary started Parkville College, a school with campuses in Victoria’s Youth Justice Centres and was responsible for Victoria’s first Free TAFE, for young people in the Child Protection system. She has also served as Shadow Minister for Training, Skills and Higher Education and on the Board of Trinity College at the University of Melbourne. Mary is currently Chair of Global Citizen (Australia), an organisation founded by OCG Hugh Evans (2001), dedicated to ending extreme poverty by 2030. Mary has been a Carey parent since 2009 and was appointed to the Board in 2021.