Greg Keys - College Council Chairman
Greg is a qualified Chartered Accountant and was formerly a long-standing senior partner in PwC’s Mergers and Acquisitions team, having co-founded the team in Australia. He held national and office-based leadership positions therein over many years. Greg’s long standing passion for education was developed in his early years at PwC, where he completed two significant postgraduate qualifications over a five year period, including an MBA, and spent two years in PwC’s National Learning and Education division as a staff trainer.
In addition to the above roles, Greg is an Advisory Board member for EFM Logistics Group and also operates his own consulting business for a number of different clients.
Kate O'Donnell - College Principal
Kate has had a long career in education in Australia and internationally. A secondary school specialist, she is absolutely committed to delivering the best outcomes for students and has worked as a Principal, teacher, and mentor. Kate has just returned from four years working in the United States in a senior leadership role with teachers, principals, and state leaders in education. Before that Kate was the Director of Educational Measurement and School Accountability for the Education Department of New South Wales, Australia, where she supported teachers, principals, district and state staff in understanding and using data effectively to help students learn.
Andrew Newbold – College Council
Qualified in Law and Economics, Andrew was previously a senior property services partner at Herbert, Geer and Rundle and practiced law for over 20 years. As a Board member of the Hawthorn Football Club since 2003, he was instrumental in negotiating the club’s move to Waverley Park and was elected as President in 2011, making a significant contribution in all commercial matters and organisation directions.
Andrew was a Founding Director of renewable energy business which sold to Origin Energy at the beginning of 2009 and, since that time, he has been pursuing a variety of business interests, one of which is a role on the board of the Australian Childhood Foundation. Andrew is also a member of the Methodist Ladies College (MLC) council in Melbourne.
Justin Wightman – College Council
After completing studies in Physical Education and Secondary Education at Victoria University, Justin’s career has seen him involved in the education sector for over twenty years. This has included a variety of leadership positions in both the Independent and International school systems and in a variety of roles in the Victorian State Education system over seven years.
As a father of four and a published author of a series of workbooks on child health and nutrition, Justin has a focus on curriculum development for applied learners and student and staff wellbeing. He sees the strength of the College in its ability to make positive changes in the lives of many young people, families and communities.
Donna Rygate - College Council
Ms Donna Rygate has been the Chief Executive of Local Government NSW (LGNSW) since August 2014. LGNSW is the peak industry association representing the interests of all 152 NSW general purpose councils, and associate members including 12 special purpose councils and the NSW Aboriginal Land Council.
Ms Rygate previously held senior roles in policy, communications, governance and operations in the NSW public sector.
Prior to LGNSW, Ms Rygate was Chief Executive of the NSW Office of Communities, the umbrella organisation for functions including: Sport & Recreation, Venues NSW, Sydney Olympic Park Authority, Penrith Lakes, Youth, Veterans’ Affairs, Volunteering, the Commission for Children & Young People, the Children’s Guardian and Aboriginal Affairs.
At the NSW Department of Planning & Infrastructure, Ms Rygate headed Corporate Governance and Policy. Before joining Planning in 2009, Donna was Deputy Director-General, Strategy, Communication and Governance at the NSW Department of Community Services. Donna’s broad experience has also included roles in central agencies, transport, conservation and environment protection.
She is an experienced director and current directorships include Local Government Procurement, Brown Nurses, SEDA College, Parramatta City Council Audit & Risk Committee and Kildare Providence.
Donna has an Economics degree with Honours in Government and Public Administration, and a Masters degree in Planning.
She was made a Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration in 2012.
Donna also runs a farming and grazing property in Central Western NSW.