Adrienne Day was appointed to the Board in July 2016 and was appointed Chair of the Board in May 2021. She is co-founder and director of Day & Hodge Associates Pty Ltd, a Canberra-based public relations and corporate affairs consultancy established in 1998.
Adrienne has worked in public relations for more than 25 years at both national and international levels, including in Australia (Sydney, Canberra) and Switzerland (Geneva) for some of the world’s leading public relations companies. She specialises in strategic counsel, issues management, government relations, project management and media relations.
Adrienne has a BA Communication (With Distinction) from Charles Sturt University. She is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a member of the Public Relations Institute of Australia. She is also a non-executive director of Molonglo Financial Services and provides pro bono services to HOME in Queanbeyan.
Affiliation with Daramalan: Adrienne was part of the first cohort of girls to attend Daramalan College (1977-78) and both her daughters are recent graduates.
Rachel is the Principal of Daramalan College. She held the position of Deputy Principal from 2019 to 2020 before being appointed as Principal in 2021. She began her teaching career with the ACT Department of Education in 1997 before being appointed as a teacher of Economics and Business Studies at St Clare’s College, ACT. During her tenure at St Clare’s College, Rachel held various positions including SOSE Coordinator, Assistant Principal Curriculum and Assessment, and Assistant Principal Staffing and Administration. In 2010, Rachel held the position Director of Curriculum and Assessment (Years 7-10) at Daramalan, beginning her association with the College. At the end of that year, however, Rachel joined her family on a posting to London for three years. Upon her return to Canberra, Rachel returned to Catholic Education with positions at St Clare’s College and as Assistant Principal at St John Paul II College. Rachel is currently the ACT Association of Independent Schools representative on the ACT Board of Senior Secondary Studies, and the Congregational Catholic Schools representative on the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn Catholic Education Commission.
Affiliation with Daramalan: Rachel is the College Principal.
Br. Barry Smith MSC
Br Barry Smith MSC has been a member of the Daramalan Board since July 2003.
Br Barry has held the position of Bursar at Daramalan College 1972-1973 and 1986-1989 and at Chevalier College Bowral from 1974-1985. He was also Provincial Bursar of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart from 1990-1997 and Bursar of the Pacific Union of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in 2000 at their headquarters in Suva, Fiji. He was Business Manager at Daramalan for 17 years ending in June 2018.
Affiliation with Daramalan: Barry has been a member of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart from 1968. From 1988 to 1992 he was a member of the MSC Provincial Council. He is currently the manager MSC Properties in Australia and resides at Kensington NSW.
Letitia Kennedy was appointed to the Board in September 2017, and currently chairs the Community Engagement Committee.
Letitia is a management consultant specialising in change management, communications, stakeholder engagement and programme management for a diverse range of private and government clients. Letitia spent the first 12 years of her career in marketing and communications roles in the financial services sector.
Letitia has a Bachelor of Commerce (Banking and Finance) from University of Canberra.
Affiliation with Daramalan: Letitia attended Daramalan in 1987-88, with her four siblings attending from 1977 – 1992. Letitia has one child currently at Daramalan, while the other graduated from Daramalan in 2021.
Michael was appointed to the Board in April 2020. He serves on the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee and and currently is Deputy Chair of the Board, appointed May 2021.
He is a commercial technology attorney with a focus on digital transformation, managed technology services, telecommunications, cybersecurity and corporate ethics and compliance. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and Laws from the ANU.
Affiliation with Daramalan: His daughter graduated from Daramalan in 2021.
Nathan was appointed to the Board in March 2020. He serves on the Buildings, Facilities, Resources and IT Committee and has done so since 2019.
Nathan is an IT professional currently with Delivery Quality Assurance (DQA), a mid tier consulting firm here in Canberra. He specialises in cloud-based technology programs. Nathan also has a Bachelor of Education through the Australian Catholic University and has taught in Catholic primary schools for six years.
Affiliation with Daramalan: Nathan has two daughters who attended Daramalan College from 2011 to 2019.
In 2020, Mark commenced in the role of Director, MSC Education, and as such he is the delegate of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Provincial on the Daramalan Board.
Mark is a former Principal of Monivae College, Hamilton, Victoria and has extensive senior leadership experience in a number of NSW Independent Catholic schools.
Mark is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders (Victoria).
Affiliation to Daramalan – as the Delegate of the Provincial of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.
Shaun Wilson was appointed to the Board in April 2021 and is a member of the Building, Facilities, Resources and IT Committee
Shaun is a professional engineer and the founder of complex systems design house, Shoal Group. He has held a range of board roles during his career covering technology start-ups, investment, construction and professional societies.
Shaun holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from RMIT and a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering from Loughborough University at the Royal Air Force College in the UK. He also holds a Diploma in Information Systems Design from the University of Canberra and is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and of the National Graduate School of Management (NGSM) at the ANU. He is a Certified Practising Systems Engineer (CSEP) and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Affiliation with Daramalan: Shaun attended Daramalan from 1980 to 1985.
Andrew was appointed to the Board in April 2021 and is the Chair of the Finance Audit and Risk Management Committee.
Andrew brings extensive corporate accounting, audit and risk management skills from his over 15 years’ experience as an auditor and trusted financial accounting advisor working across the public and private sectors and a diverse range of industries.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Canberra, is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand and a Certified Information Systems Auditor.
Affiliation with Daramalan: Andrew attended the College from 1996 to 2001.
Deb Hicks was appointed to the Board in May 2022 and serves on the Policy Review Committee.
Deb works with all levels of Defence, Government and private organisations on their complex commercial and performance challenges as well as providing extensive financial, internal audit and assurance experience and advice.
Deb has led a number of projects in the private and public sectors including business cases for significant capital expenditure, procurement support and risk management and program management support. She has provided advice to CFO, COO and CEO of agencies in the Commonwealth and ACT Governments.
Deb holds a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Accounting and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) practitioner.
Affiliation with Daramalan: Deb was a student at Daramalan from 1991-1992