Chris is the current Chair of the Board after joining the Board in May 2006. He was previously Deputy Chair and currently serves on the Governance Committee and the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee. Chris is a business and management consultant with a focus on finance and IT development. Chris has previously practised as a chartered accountant and is a past chairman of Crimestoppers Australia Ltd and has been involved in many community organisations.
Affiliation with Daramalan: Chris attended Daramalan (1966-1973) as did his son Robie.
Adrienne Day was appointed to the Board in July 2016. In August 2017 she was appointed as Deputy Chair. 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.
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. He is a member of the Community Engagement Committee and the Governance Committee.
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’s children are current Daramalan students.
Michael is a partner with Slaven Torline a chartered accountancy firm specialising in insolvency and restructuring and was appointed to the Board in March 2018. He currently serves on the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee as Chairman.
Michael has a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Canberra, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, and is a member of the Australian Restructuring and Turnaround Association.
Michael is a previous treasurer of the Queanbeyan Tigers Australian Football Club and has been involved in many community organisations. With in excess of 30 years experience in the accounting profession, Michael brings particular expertise in the areas of finance and corporate governance.
Affiliation with Daramalan: Michael attended Daramalan (1982-1985) and has two children currently enrolled at the school.
Fiona Jolly is Chief Executive Officer of Ad Standards, following a diverse career with a number of Australian Commonwealth Government departments.
She holds a Master of Laws from the University of Melbourne and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Fiona is expert in complaints handling and ethical code development and review. She brings government relations and regulatory affairs expertise along with insights into community and consumer issues.
Fiona is committed to governance excellence after spending more than 10 years of her youth in leadership positions starting with the YWCA of Canberra and her last six as President and Vice-President of the YWCA of Australia. In this role Fiona worked to achieve the YWCA’s mission of enabling women to achieve their full potential. Fiona currently contributes to the Canberra community through Director roles with Cricket ACT, Daramalan College and the Ainslie Football Club.
Fiona has four sons. Two graduated from Year 12 at Daramalan in 2017 and another son is currently in Year 8, with the last in Year 7.
Michael was appointed to the Board in April 2020. He serves on the Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee.
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.
His daughter is a student at the College.
Luci Henson was appointed to the Board in May 2020. She is a Senior Executive at the Civil Aviation and Safety Authority (CASA).
Luci has over 30 years’ experience as a Human Resources (HR) professional and has led major organisational and cultural changes to improve HR practices and performance to deliver strong and lasting outcomes.
Luci has been an IPAA mentor since 2016, WILES mentor since 2019 and is a fully accredited Change Management professional and a Certified Practising HR accredited with AHRI.
Luci has been an AHRI Public Sector Board Member (ACT) since 2019. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and a Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Management attained from the University of Canberra.
Luci received an Australia Day Award Medal from the AFP Commissioner in 2021 in recognition of her contribution, commitment, professionalism and dedication as the Senior HR Manager at the AFP.
Affiliation with Daramalan: Luci’s son attended Daramalan from 2012-2014 and she has a daughter currently at the school.
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 Proffesional 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.