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Our Board

Our Board of Directors is responsible for our strategic direction, establishing goals for management and monitoring the achievement of goals directly through its committees.
Our Board of Directors is our governing body and is responsible for our strategic direction, establishing goals for management and monitoring the achievement of goals directly through its committees.
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The Hon Barbara Perry, Chair 

Qualifications: LLB

Barbara joined the Board in April 2019, becoming Chair in November 2021. She was a Member of the Legislative Assembly NSW (Member for Auburn from 2001-2015), former Minister and Shadow Minister. Barbara was the first woman of Lebanese origin elected to the NSW Legislative Assembly. Prior to this Barbara was a Solicitor, where the majority of that part of her professional working life was at the Legal Aid Commission of NSW.


Barbara was educated by the Sisters of Charity, and her connection with the Marist community was fostered while growing up in Auburn where there was a strong Marist Brothers presence. Barbara has a commitment to working with the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of our community.

Special Responsibilities

Member of the Strategic Directions and Governance Committee.

Ms Theresa Ardler

Qualifications: B.Ed. MRE

Theresa joined the Board in April 2021. Her working life has been in education. She has worked across all educational systems in Australia. Theresa's vision is to educate school and university communities about the richness of Aboriginal Culture and Spirituality within Australian society.


Theresa is currently pursuing a Research Doctorate: ‘Aboriginal Spirituality: Connecting Sea and Country’. She has many outstanding accolades from the Australian College of Educators for her service to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education over the past 22 years.

Br Michael Callinan FMS

Qualifications: M.A. (Theological Studies), DMin

Br Michael joined the Board in February 2019. He has been a past member of the Provincial Council of the Marist Brothers Province of Australia and has had significant experience of Marist Mission in Australia and beyond. He has been teacher, Director of Mission, Community Leader and recently managed the chaplaincy services on all campuses of the Australian Catholic University. He is currently Associate Director of the Mission and Life Formation Team for Marist Schools Australia Ltd.


Special Responsibilities

Chair of the Quality and Risk Committee

Mr Clinton McDonald

Qualifications: B.Comm, M.Tax, CA

Clinton joined the board in July 2020. Clinton’s professional areas of interest are in developing staff potential and helping clients to grow their business. His professional areas of interest include tax advising, tax compliance and developing a succession model for the retirement of tax practitioners. His parish and community involvement includes Parish Council, coordinator for the Parish Men’s Group and as a committee member of Marcellin College Randwick.

Clinton is a Chartered Accountant and is a registered tax agent.

Special Responsibilities

Chair of the Finance and Property Committee

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Mr Mike Munro AM

Qualifications: 3 years Cadetship in Journalism

Mike spent much of his early childhood growing up as the only child of a single mother, who was the housekeeper for 12 Marist Brothers at Sacred Heart in Mosman. After matriculating and finishing school at Marist North Shore, Mike became a copyboy in Sydney newspapers for 10 years. He started his television career with Mike Willesee

before becoming a reporter on 60 Minutes, and then hosting A Current Affair, This Is Your Life and Sunday Night.


In 2014, Mike was made a member of the Order of Australia for his contributions to charities and journalism.

Br Anthony Robinson FMS, Deputy Chair 

Qualifications: BA, TC, MA (History), MEdAdmin, MA (Theology), Cert IV TESOL

Br Anthony was Chairperson of the Board from 2001 to 2007. At that time, he was the Director of Education and Welfare Services for the Sydney Province of the Marist Brothers. He re-joined the Board in March 2010. He has also acted as the Province Secretary of the Trustees of the Marist Brothers. His sophisticated insights into governance structures significantly benefit Marist180.


Special Responsibilities

Chair of the Strategic Directions and Governance

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