In 1993 St Vincent's College was incorporated as a Company Limited by Guarantee and the Sisters of Charity entrusted the governance of the College to a Board appointed by the Sisters.
In 2009 Mary Aikenhead Ministries (MAM) was established by the Holy See at the request of the Congregation of the Religious Sisters of Charity of Australia and the education ministry was transferred to MAM in July 2009. For more information on Mary Aikenhead Ministries and Mary Aikenhead Education Australia please visit their website.
The Directors of the St Vincent's College Board are collaborators in the MAM educational mission. They contribute their expertise, experience and creativity in order to sustain and continually renew the life of the College. We are inspired by those who have gone before us and we accept that the future of St Vincent’s College will be shaped by our choices and responses to current opportunities and challenges.
Jane Doolan is a lawyer and business development professional who is passionate about understanding and delivering value to clients and serving the community. Jane has worked for MinterEllison for 20 years, as an employment lawyer and since 2005 in business development where she has held a number of leadership positions across the firm's government, real estate and education practices. Jane is currently on the Board of the Bread and Butter Project, Australia's first social enterprise bakery, where 100% of its profits are reinvested into baker training and employment pathways for refugees and asylum seekers. Jane is a proud alumni (Class of 1986) and her two daughters attended the College and have previously served on St Vincent's College Board for nine years. Jane is an outward-looking Catholic, inspired by the charism of the Sisters of Charity.
Current College Board Members:
Jessica is the Senior Legal Counsel for Group Property and Security at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, as well as being its lead lawyer on the Modern Slavery Project. Her career in law spans over ten years and includes positions at Carroll & O’Dea Lawyers and McGrath Limited. Her areas of expertise include commercial property, privacy and IT policies.
Jessica has been involved in various pro bono initiatives including Director on the Board of Mount St Benedict College and member of the Future Resources Committee for the Brigidine Sisters. She has extensive experience providing legal advice to religious institutions, not-for-profits and corporations.
Jessica gained her Bachelor of Laws degree from Western Sydney University as well as an Arts degree in Government & International Relations and Sociology from the University of Sydney.
Board Director since 2020
Sean Rahilly has had 30 years' experience in accounting and investment banking and was previously the Head of Compliance, for the Investment Banking division of Societe Generale covering Australia and Asia. Prior to this, he worked for Hambros Australia, HSBC and Price Waterhouse. He has also been on the board of Charingfield Age Care (Charing Cross) and Eastern Suburbs District Rugby Union Club.
Sean has a BCom. from the University of NSW, is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Sean has been a Board Director since 2021 and is the current Chair of the Finance Committee.
BsC(Hons) LLB(Hons) MEL AccSpec(Govt & Admin)
Kate is a proud ex-student of St Vincent’s College. She is a senior government lawyer having worked for many state government agencies and has held leadership roles in government and her community. She has expertise across subject areas including the environment, heritage, planning, energy, and local government law as well as in governance. Kate is accredited by the Law Society of NSW as a Specialist in Government and Administrative Law.
Board Director since 2019
Melissa Webber is the founder and Managing Director of Holy Cow! Design & Advertising, a creative agency in Surry Hills. Originally from Canberra, Melissa studied graphic design then worked overseas for several years before returning to Sydney set up her own agency.
Since its inception, Holy Cow! has worked with charitable organisations and national and international corporations, and has provided pro bono services to the Sisters of Charity Outreach, a cause dear to her heart. She also served on the Outreach Committee from 2003-2013 and has had a long association with the both Sisters of Charity and Mary Aikenhead Ministries in various capacities.
Board Director since 2015 Chair, St Vincent's College Foundation