The Annesley Council is responsible for the governance of the School.

We are fortunate to have a diverse and experienced group of professionals on the Annesley Council who were selected for their specific skills in their areas of expertise. Many of the Council members also have a vested interest in the School as current parents, grandparents and Old Scholars. Let us introduce them to you:

  • Bruce is a Chartered Accountant and Company Director. He presently chairs and is a director of companies involved with agriculture, wine, tourism, retail and aged care.

    He also consults to a number of businesses. He has been a member of a number of School Councils for many years as well as Treasurer and Chair. He joined Annesley College Council as Chair in 2012 at the commencement of Annesley Junior School. He enjoys family, sport and socialising. Bruce’s granddaughters are current students at Annesley.

  • Darren has been a member of the Annesley Junior School Council since 2008. He is the Director and Senior Adviser of Acuity Private Wealth a Wealth Management and Financial Advice business in Fullarton. Darren also is a member of the Annesley Finance and Business Committee. He is a regular speaker on business and economic trends and investment market commentator and holds the Certified Financial Planner (CFP) qualification including a member of the Financial Planning Association. He holds the Master Stockbroker designation with the Stockbrokers Association of Australia. He is also a loving husband and a father of 2 children, including Logan a student at Annesley. Darren’s son is a current student at Annesley.

  • Ex-Moderator of the Uniting Church in South Australia, Rev Sue Ellis serves as the Moderator’s representative to the Annesley School Council. She first joined the Council as Moderator in 2016. An ordained Uniting Church minister, Sue has a prior history in Education as a K-12 teacher, with a deep love of Geography and Science and a passion for Early Childhood development. Semi-retired, Sue worships at the Seeds Uniting Church in Aberfoyle Park. She is part of the Uniting Church Covenant group with First Peoples, and a SAPOL Chaplaincy leader. In her spare time, she tends a rose garden, reads widely and enjoys family dinners with her grandchildren.

  • Sally is an Associate Professor in Bio-Inorganic Chemistry at the University of South Australia, where she is focused on delivering high quality and innovative education and on furthering knowledge in biology and medicine through the application of chemistry. On the weekends you will find her with a paint brush in hand renovating her house or driving around Adelaide as a soccer mum. Sally’s son is a current student at Annesley.

  • Chris has been an educator for 48 years and a Principal or Head of School for over 36 years. He has contributed to school boards for over 30 years. His strengths include a strong vision for student learning and staff empowerment, support for leadership teams, understanding the complexities of schools, government compliance and realistic expectations. Chris on a personal level, is a great listener, empowers others and is an optimist. He has been married to his wife Julie for 48 years and together have 4 children and 8 grandchildren.

  • Kymberley is the Insurance Specialist & Assistant Company Secretary at ElectraNet Pty Ltd. Kymberley joined ElectraNet in June 2018 and provides specialist insurance advice across the business. She has practised as a lawyer for more than 20 years in the area of insurance and corporate risk in Adelaide and New South Wales. Kym’s formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts/ International Relations from Flinders University. Kym is a Graduate of the AICD and is the current President of the Women Lawyer’s Association of South Australia. She also sits on the Architectural Practice Board of SA.  She has been a member of the Annesley Junior School Council since 2017. Kym’s son is a current student at Annesley.

  • Jill joined the Annesley Junior School Council in 2018 and is a member of the Finance Committee. After many years in senior management in Independent Schools in South Australia and Victoria, Jill is now semi-retired.  She has an abiding and heartfelt passion for the academic and social wellbeing of students and their families and for staff of schools.  Her formal work is now as a consultant, supporting schools throughout Australia with reviews of programs and in change management, and is also as a consultant to SPELD SA. Jill appreciates relaxing with family – especially her three precious grandsons. She also enjoys travel, reading and walking the many bush paths near her home in Beaumont.

  • Georgia is a Senior Communications and Engagement Advisor at DM Roads, a Downer Group business. She has previously worked as an advisor to a federal member of parliament, as well as at BAE Systems Australia and strategic advisory firm Bespoke Approach. Georgia’s formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Journalism, Bachelor of International Relations and a Graduate Certificate in Strategic Communications from the University of South Australia. Georgia is currently a South Australian Councillor for the Public Relations Institute of Australia. Georgia is an Annesley College Old Scholar. In her spare time, Georgia enjoys catching up with family, trying new restaurants and telling really bad dad jokes.

  • Ben is the Chief Operating Officer of Inovor Technologies – an Australian owned space and defence company developing satellite technologies – responsible for mission delivery, business development and corporate services. He is also a Director on the Board of the Space Industry Association of Australia. Ben has over 20 years’ experience leading significant and complex projects, including at the senior levels of the private and public sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Business (Management Information Systems) and a Graduate Certificate in Space Studies from the University of South Australia. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the International Space University’s Space Studies Program. Ben’s daughter is a current student at Annesley.

  • Will is the Managing Director of Fuller Brand Communication.

    His clear understanding and experience in brand and communications strategy makes him a valued advisor to his broad client portfolio and a frequent guest speaker and facilitator at workshops and events in the South Australian business community.

    After completing his post-graduate studies in Communications, Will served his apprenticeship in the family business before moving to the UK and Sydney to work in PR, communications, publishing and event management.

    As Managing Director he mentors a team of 35 young creatives and has a personal influence on every project, sharing his strategic, big picture creativity and thought leadership, ensuring that every client receives world-class creative work,

    customer service and most importantly returns on their marketing investment.

    Will and his wife Olivia have two daughters attending Annesley Junior School.


    When off duty he can be spotted at Adelaide Oval in a Crows scarf or attempting to look like a golfer at Grange Golf Club.

  • James is a Director in Business Advisory at William Buck, specialising in tax planning, business succession and structuring, and holds a number of Advisory Board positions, with a particular focus on agribusiness.

    James holds of Bachelor of Commerce and is a Chartered Accountant and has previously acted as Treasurer of Cystic Fibrosis SA. Both of James’ children attend Annesley, and he often spends weekends at kids sport, in the garden or maybe going for a swim.

  • Henrik is the Business Services Manager with the South Australian Wine Industry Association – the industry and employer association for wine producers and wine grape growers in South Australia. In this capacity, Henrik is responsible for the advisory, training, consultancy and policy & advocacy services primarily in relation to industrial relations, human resources, work health & safety and liquor licensing. Henrik has previously worked as a Senior Policy Adviser for an employer association, as a Policy and Media Adviser and as a politician in Sweden. Henrik has a Bachelor of Management (Human Resource Management, Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and a First Class Honours in Management (Industrial Relations) from University of South Australia. Henrik is the Treasurer of the South Australian School of Languages and has three children at Annesley.

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