I have vast and varied experience in education; corporate and community organisations. This combined with considerable media experience enables me to serve the College well in a number of areas. As a former teacher I am a strong believer that education is of paramount importance in society.
My reasons for being on the Board are to ensure that “Parent Voice” is represented. My involvement in ECCA ensures that the connection between student - school - parent is preserved making ELTHAM a positive experience for all. I am committed to ensuring ELTHAM maintains high levels of governance whilst providing an interesting, diverse and quality education for our children.
I am an experienced senior executive and a strategic and ethical leader with a proven commitment to strong organisational governance. ELTHAM College has a reputation for developing well-rounded students who have a strong sense of community, are able to problem solve, assess risk and tackle life’s challenges. I have seen these valuable life skills develop in my son during his time at ELTHAM College. I am committed to ELTHAM College being a positive environment where every student can access the opportunities they need to grow and develop.
With experience in business, corporate environments, philanthropy and as an influential leader, I believe I can add value in many areas. I aim to inspire and support people to be the best they can be by creating a truly inspiring place to thrive. This is a critical part of driving growth and creating a contagious culture that the school is known for. I am committed creating a world in which all people feel safe, happy, healthy and able to reach their full potential. I am passionately committed to giving back to the community through donations to charitable organisations and through my own Foundation.
I deeply believe that every young person should be able to explore the full variety of experiences that life has to offer and thus chart a pathway where they can make their dreams a reality. I particularly want to make sure that all students, from those that excel to those who may struggle with the traditional academic subjects, are supported and given the opportunities to excel in the areas that they are passionate about. I bring my skills in strategy, risk management and my years on other Boards to work with the Board and school management to chart a compelling strategic direction for the school which supports all students.
I have two children at ELTHAM College and I was also a student from Prep – Year 12, while my father taught at the College for many years as Head of the Maths Department, so I feel very connected to the school and would like to contribute and make a difference. I bring risk management skills, along with legal and governance skills, having had a background in law and then financial services for the past 20 years. I have been involved with Boards and in particular Risk Committees and Investment Committees for many years in my role as Chief Risk Officer in financial services organisations.
Dr Bradley Shrimpton
My qualifications include a PhD and MBA and I am an awarded expert in education and health program evaluation. For more than 20 years I have worked as an academic, researcher and in leadership positions for world leading education organisations. I offer the Board and ELTHAM College a deep understanding of education programme design, the value of evidence-based practice and be a warmly critical friend to ELTHAM College regarding education program effectiveness to support the school to achieve the best possible outcomes for students.
I currently work as an IT Strategic Advisor and have recently accepted an offer as Head of Technology (Health Care Management) with an international health care service provider. I have a keen interest in corporate governance and in addition to my membership on the ELTHAM College Risk Committee, I hold positions with both the Royal Flying Doctor Service and West Wimmera Health Services boards.