The ASCA Board is responsible for ASCA’s governance and strategy and represents the members. The board has broad experience in school senior management with members selected from principals, retired principals and current school business managers.
B Com, LLB (Hons), Dip.Ed, Dip.FS (FP), FACE
Ray Wilkinson is the Chairman of the ASCA Board of Directors. Ray has enjoyed a distinguished career in the education sector where he was Principal of a government secondary college in the metropolitan area for eight years.
Following a successful career as a principal, Ray was appointed to the Merit Protection Boards as the full-time Education Department nominee. The Merit Protection Boards is an independent statutory body established to hear grievances; appeals and reviews from employees of the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (Victoria).
Ray currently works as a financial planner with Retirement Victoria and enjoys providing advice to Victorian Teachers and Principals. Ray has been a Director of ASCA since 1989.
B. Sc., Dip. Ed.
Kate Long is the Deputy Chair of ASCA and has been a director since 2004. Kate was a principal in two metropolitan government secondary schools for a total of 14 years. Over her career she has worked in schools in the Western, Northern and Eastern suburbs. She also serves as a Board Deputy Chair with Kildonan Uniting Care and until recently was the Board Deputy Chair on the State School’s Relief Board.
Sherril Duffy was appointed to the Board in 2007.
Sherril is the principal of the Beaumaris North Primary School (BNPS) in Melbourne's south east. BNPS is an International Baccalaureate World School and provides a comprehensive curriculum based on the Primary Years Programme and the Australian Curriculum (AusVELS). A significant feature of the Curriculum are our Specialist Programs - Physical Education, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Japanese and Library. Sherril's knowledge of primary schools and strong insight into the needs and issues confronting primary schools adds important experience to the Board.
Dip. Bus. Admin., Grad. Dip. Ed. Admin
Rhonda Warburton was appointed to the Board in 2011.
Rhonda is the Business Manager for Oakwood School and Flexible Learning Network. Oakwood Flexible Learning Network caters for students who have disengaged from school. Previously she was Business Manager at Carrum Downs Secondary College, South Oakleigh College and Ardoch College where she has served a total of 24 years. Rhonda has extensive experience in the management of budgets, asset management, procurement, facilities and business management, OH&S and HR. Rhonda has also been a nominee of the Minister of Education on the Merit Protection Boards since 1996.
EMBA, University of Melbourne
Simon Reid joined Mooroolbark College in April 2008 and currently serves as School Principal.
With more than 20 years’ experience in a senior role in the education industry, Simon’s knowledge is extremely beneficial to the Board. Simon’s education background includes principal positions with Caladenia Primary School (WA), East Maddington Primary School (WA), South Newman Primary School, Mullewa District High School (WA) and Oombulgurri Remote Community School (WA).
Nathan was appointed to the Board in 2015 and brings deep leadership experience to the group. Nathan is currently the Principal of Buckley Park College in Essendon: a positive, successful and proud Victorian state school. Prior to this appointment, Nathan led a merged P-9 College out of a very difficult period, creating a bright future for that community once again. Nathan is also a part-time member of the Victorian Merit Protection Board and is highly engaged with the DET in Victoria. Nathan’s commitment to student-centred school leadership, ability to lead cultural change and understanding of effective governance are valuable to our Board.