The purpose of the Parish Education Advisory Board is:
Along with Fr Varghese Kattikatu (Parish Administrator) and Simon Collis (Principal), below are the members of the 2021 School Board:
Board Chair: Madeleine Morris
Board Vice-Chair: Natasha Bowe
Natasha Bowe joined the board in 2021, bringing skills in strategy, planning and operations to the board. Natasha is mother to Jack, now Year 9 at Xavier College, Gracie in Grade 6, Willa in Grade 1 and soon to be St Joey's student Tom (Prep 2022). Natasha started at St Joey’s in Prep a long time ago – our Grade 1 classroom was located where the library is now. She has a background in Operations in Manufacturing, before moving into food safety, consulting and training. Natasha has a Bachelor of Science, an MBA from QUT and has undergone Executive Education at Harvard University, focusing on women’s leadership. She is currently co-director of QMS Audits, an auditing, consulting and training company she founded with her husband, Julian Kennedy, in 2014.
Board Member: Jim Cardin
Peta and her husband, Alan, moved from Perth to Melbourne, with their two children, Isabel (5C) and Tom (3QD), in 2019 and were delighted to join the St Joseph’s community. Having been a board member at Isabel and Tom’s school in Perth, Peta was excited to have the opportunity to join the board at St Joseph’s in 2019.
Peta has had over 15 years of experience in the construction industry, working as an Engineer and Sustainability Consultant. She has led the design on a number of high-profile buildings around Australia to ensure new and refurbished commercial buildings are designed and constructed in a more environmentally sustainable manner. She is currently undertaking a Masters in Biostatistics and so has a strong interest in the promotion of STEM within the Primary school years.
Peta is looking forward to contributing to the Board’s initiatives and assisting the school to continue and strengthen its sustainability, wellbeing and STEM focus.
Board Member: Roger Pendred
Shae joined the Board in 2019, bringing her accounting and risk advisory skills. Shae and her husband, Brendon, have four children with three currently attending St Joseph’s (Hugo, Year 6, Lucia Year 4, Allegra Year 1 and Benedict, starting in 2023!) and she is looking forward to playing a key role in the school community by contributing to the Board’s initiatives.
Shae is a Chartered Accountant with 20 years’ experience in professional services both in Australia and overseas and is currently working in financial services. She specialises in the area of fraud, corruption and misconduct investigations and advisory. In recent years she has worked for a number of clients in the education sector which has provided useful insight into the business operations of educational institutions and an understanding of some of the challenges faced, particularly around the areas of procurement and capital expenditure.
Board Member: Amanda Goddard
Amanda Goddard joined the Board in 2021, bringing Accounting, Risk Advisory, Strategic Planning, Business Transformation and Governance skills. Mum to Olivia (Prep), she is looking forward to ensuring St Joseph’s fundamental philosophies are continued and balanced with the commercial success of the school.
Amanda was born in Barbados, and has studied and worked in Canada for 10 years. Amanda trained as an auditor in Canada and joined the Melbourne PwC office in 2010. She joined Nissan Motor Co head office in 2011 and there held various roles throughout the organisation, from Finance Manager in the financial services arm, to focusing on the growth and profitability of the core auto business, assessing & creating internal control frameworks and helping to create and lead strategic initiatives.
Amanda is excited to join the Board and looks forward to working with it on future initiatives.
Board Member: Evan Dimitriou
Evan Dimitriou joined the Board in 2021, bringing total business leadership, corporate finance, strategic planning and business transformation skills. Dad to Olivia (Prep), who has just started at St Joseph’s, Evan is looking forward to supporting the Board and future direction of the school.
Evan is currently the Chief Financial Officer for Nando’s Australia & New Zealand and is a Chartered Accountant with over 14 years’ experience covering professional services (PWC), FMCG (Fonterra) and Retail (Coles Supermarkets) with experience both in Australia and overseas. Evan is passionate about developing talent, growing businesses and ensuring diversity & inclusiveness is at the forefront of the workplace.
Board Member: John Ferraro
John-Paul is the father of Jack (Prep), as well as daughters Romilly and Catherine. A finance lawyer by background, John-Paul has spent the past five years working in the External Affairs team of a Melbourne-based resources company. Originally from Melbourne, John-Paul and his wife Skye lived in London for 6 years (where Jack was born), before moving back to the Bayside area in 2018.
A key factor in selecting St Joseph’s was its obviously close and supportive school community. JP and his family hope to contribute to the community over many years, and JP looks forward to helping the Board build on the school’s impressive reputation.