The College Board meets six times a year to oversee the administration of the College, its strategic direction and its finances.
The Board comprises the Chairman, the Warden, the Dean of the College, the Senior Student, four members appointed by the Board and four members appointed by the Council.
Mr Charles Sitch, BCom, LLB Melb, MBA Columbia, GAICD, Chairman of the Board
Charles Sitch is a director of Spark New Zealand Ltd and Apiam Animal Health Ltd. Previously, Mr Sitch spent 24 years at McKinsey and Company, New York, London and Melbourne. At McKinsey he was a leader of the retail, consumer and marketing practices. In New York, Mr Sitch led North American recruiting. He was a resident at Trinity College, the University of Melbourne, in 1980 and has been an advisor to the College since 2000. In 2002, Mr Sitch was awarded the President's Medal for services to the Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria. From 2006–08, Mr Sitch was a board member of the Melbourne Football Club. He is on the committee of the Melbourne Cricket Club and is Chairman of the Robin Boyd Foundation.
Professor Ken Hinchcliff, BVSc Melb, MS Wisconsin-Madison, PhD Ohio State DACVIM, Warden of Trinity College
Ken Hinchcliff became Warden of Trinity College in September 2015 after serving as the Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Melbourne. Prior to that, he was Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Science from 2007 to 2014. Professor Hinchcliff graduated from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science, and later earned a Master of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a PhD from the Ohio State University in 1990. He was an academic in the College of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State University from 1990 to 2007, rising to Professor. At the University of Melbourne he led the formation of the joint Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, directing the review and renewal of the undergraduate teaching programs in that Faculty, and was responsible for the introduction of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine program, which the University began teaching in 2011. He has extensive experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students, and is internationally recognised as a scholar of veterinary internal medicine and exercise physiology. His extensive publications include co-authorship of the 9th, 10th and 11th editions of Veterinary Medicine, the most cited veterinary text book, and lead editor of the 1st and 2nd editions of Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery. He is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, a member of the Zoological Parks and Gardens Board of Victoria. Professor Hinchcliff is leading an extensive and exhaustive strategic planning process for Trinity College, including consideration of the roles of each of the Pathways School, Residential College and Theological School in achieving Trinity’s strategic purpose - Trinity College is a vibrant, diverse community inspiring and enabling students of exceptional promise to imagine and achieve a better world.
Mr Campbell Bairstow, BA WAust, BEd Murdoch, Dean & Deputy Warden of Trinity College
An experienced and distinguished educator, Campbell Bairstow became Dean of Trinity College in January 2008, when he returned to the College after 15 months as General Manager, Alumni Relations, at the University of Melbourne. A former Principal of St Anne’s and Gippsland Grammar School in regional Victoria, and subsequently Director of Development and Marketing at Scotch College in Perth, Mr Bairstow joined Trinity as Associate Director of Development in January 2003. Until September 2006, he was a key player in driving the success of the multimillion dollar campaign for Trinity. During 2005, he was seconded from his Development role to serve as Acting Dean of Trinity. Prior to his Headship in Gippsland from 1990 to 1994, Mr Bairstow was a Housemaster and history teacher at Melbourne Grammar School and at Hale School, Perth. He subsequently took on a full-time consulting role in educational development, followed by six years at Scotch College in Western Australia. A graduate in Arts from The University of Western Australia and a member of St George’s College at that University, Mr Bairstow also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Education from Murdoch University. He is a former Chairman of the Western Australian Division of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, and a Fellow and Past Australasian President of the Association of Development and Alumni Professionals in Education (ADAPE).
Mr Tom Grills, Senior Student (2018/19)
Tom Grills grew up in Geelong and attended Geelong Grammar School. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Agriculture majoring in Agricultural Economics.
Tom is passionate about social impact and sustainability. During his time at Trinity he has been actively involved with the Outreach and Sustainability Committees with the goal to engage Trinity students with these important topics. Tom has also enjoyed being involved with sports, arts and a number of clubs and societies during his time at Trinity.
Through his engagement with Trinity life, Tom developed a desire to support and improve the college student experience.
Ms Kerry Gleeson, LLB (Hons), FAICD
Kerry Gleeson has over 20 years extensive boardroom and senior management experience across Australia, UK and the US, in a variety of industries including mining, agriculture, chemicals, logistics and manufacturing. She has significant expertise in major corporate finance and transactional matters, and in disciplined governance in Australian and international businesses. She was a member of the Group Executive at Incitec Pivot Limited for 10 years until late 2013, including as Company Secretary and General Counsel. While at Incitec Pivot, Ms Gleeson was also Head of Corporate Affairs, Chief Values Officer and Chairman of its Diversity Council. Previously, she was a corporate finance and transactional partner in an English law firm, and also practised as a senior lawyer at the Australian law firm, Ashurst.
Ms Gleeson is currently a Non-Executive Director of: ASX listed St Barbara Ltd (Chairman of St Barbara's Remuneration Committee, member of its Audit and Risk Committee and HSEC Committee); and ASX listed McAleese Limited (member of its Audit, Business Risk and Compliance Committee). She is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Ms Gleeson was admitted to practice as a lawyer in England and Wales in 1991 and in Victoria, 2001. She is currently a member of the Pathways School Business Committee.
Ms Susanna King, LLB (Hons), BA Melb, Grad Dip Courtauld, GAICD
Susanna King has recently returned to Australia after fifteen years overseas in London, Singapore and Washington DC. During that time, she worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company (in their energy, finance and healthcare practices) and spent a year seconded to the UK Prime Minister's office. Prior to joining McKinsey, Ms King was a solicitor with Allens and a senior advisor to the Victorian Minister for Health. Appointed to the Trinity Board in 2014, Ms King, Chaired the Risk Management and Audit Committee from August to December 2014 and now serves as Chair of the Buildings and Grounds Committee. Ms King was a resident of Trinity College for four years and was Senior Student in 1991. She is a former member of the Trinity College Council and the Board of the North Eastern Healthcare Network. In Washington DC, Ms King served on the boards of various non profit and educational institutions.
Dr Sana Nakata, BA (Hons), LLB, PhD Melb
Sana Nakata is Lecturer in Political Science and Australian Research Council Discovery Indigenous Research Fellow at the School of Social and Political Sciences, The University of Melbourne. Dr Nakata is a Torres Strait Islander, and was one of the first two Indigenous Australian residential students to commence at Trinity College in 2001. Since then, she has trained as a lawyer and political theorist, with expertise in democratic theory, children’s rights and public policy. Her first monograph, Childhood citizenship, governance and policy (Routledge, 2015) examines representations of children in Enlightenment political thought, and contemporary debates about citizenship, criminality and sexuality. Her current research investigates how children are represented in Australian political controversies, and the implications of these representations on how we think about childhood and the ‘political’. She has previously worked at the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Victoria Legal Aid and the United States House of Representatives.
Mr Ian Solomon, BCom, LLB (Hons) Melb, LLM Cantab
Ian Solomon is a partner at law firm King & Wood Mallesons, where he specialises in property and structured finance, corporate finance and capital markets. Mr Solomon has over 20 years of experience in these fields. After graduating from the University of Melbourne in 1994, he spent two years with Mallesons Stephen Jaques before completing a Master of Laws at Cambridge University as an Evan Lewis-Thomas Law Studentship recipient; on graduation he was awarded the title of Scholar of Sidney Sussex College. Mr Solomon then worked as a solicitor at London law firm Slaughter and May, before returning to King & Wood Mallesons (then named Mallesons Stephen Jaques), where he became a partner in 2006. Mr Solomon acts for a portfolio of high profile corporate clients and has advised on financing arrangements for a range of landmark projects, including the Commonwealth Games: Parklands Project in Queensland, the QV Precinct in Melbourne and the Victoria One and Swanston Square Residential Apartment Developments. Each year since 2009, Mr Solomon has been named as a 'World’s Leading Lawyer' (Band 1) in Banking and Finance by Chambers Global. Mr Solomon was a resident at Trinity College from 1989 to 1991, and in 1991 was Treasurer of the TCAC. He is currently the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Trinity College Foundation.
Mr Richard Tudor OAM, BSc(Hons) Monash, MSc, GDipEd Melb, FACE, FACEL
After 13 years, Rick Tudor retired as Headmaster of Trinity Grammar School, Kew in late 2013. Previously he was Deputy Headmaster and Head of Senior School of Melbourne Grammar School, and Headmaster of Beaconhills College for eight years. He co-authored Understanding the Human Body, and was Course Developer of HSC Group 2 Subject ‘Human and Social’ Biology. Mr Tudor was also previously on the Council of St Margaret’s School, Berwick, and took the role of Deputy Chair for two years. He has also sat on the Board of Anglicare Victoria, and previously as a member of the Ethics Committee at the Royal Women’s Hospital. Other leadership roles have included Victorian representation on the Australian Anglican Schools Network, Chair of the Indigenous Education Focus Group of the Centre for Strategic Education, and Chair of the Victorian Branch of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia. He is also a Member of: the St Paul's Cathedral Chapter, the Board of the Anglican Diocesan School's Commission, the Board of the Victorian Registration and Qualifications Authority, the Boards of Ivanhoe Girl's Grammar School and The King David School, and the Board of the Melbourne Learning and Living Centre. He is also a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators and a Fellow of The Australian Council of Educational Leaders. He is currently the Chairman of the Pathways School Business Committee.
Mr Ian Ward-Ambler, BA Melb
Ian Ward-Ambler has spent most of his career in Financial Services, initially with JBWere, that later became Goldman Sachs Australia. During his time at Goldman Sachs & JBWere, Mr Ward-Ambler served as a Director and member of the Management Committee and Risk Committee. He was President of JBWere’s Securities Division in New York from 1995 to 2000. Mr Ward-Ambler was a Director of the Financial Services Council, the Industry Peak Body from 2010 until 2012. His final role was CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management in Australasia.
Mr Ward-Ambler is currently Vice-Chair of Voyager Indigenous Tourism (Ayers Rock Resort), Vice-Chair of Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety, Chair of the Indigenous Land Corporation's Board’s Finance, Legal and Investment Sub-Committee and Chair of the Indigenous Bursary Steering Committee at Melbourne Grammar School. He is also an executive coach. Mr Ward-Ambler was a resident of Trinity College and holds a BA from the University of Melbourne, majoring in philosophy and economics. He is currently the Chairman of the Finance and Audit Committee.
Professor Jim McCluskey AO, BMedSc UWA, MBBS UWA, MD UWA
Jim McCluskey became the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Melbourne in 2011. He was previously Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Partnerships) and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne. He has an international reputation for his research in basic and clinical immunology. He is a consultant immunologist for the Australian Red Cross, the Victorian Transplantation Immunology Service and is Editor-in-Chief of the international immunogenetics journal Tissue Antigens.
Jim has led the development of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, involving a partnership between the University of Melbourne and Melbourne Health. He has received several distinguished awards for his research and in 2012 was elected to the fellowship of the Australian Academy of Science. He is on the Board of directors of the Bionics Institute, Walter & Eliza Hall Institute, UoM Commercial and Chair of the Board of Nossal Institute Ltd.
In 2018, Jim was recognised on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List with an AO for his distinguished service to medical education, as an academic in immunology, and through research into immune systems response to viruses.
Ms Lyn Shalless, BBus (Accountancy) QUT, MFinMgt CQU, FCA, GAICD,
Secretary to the Board
Lyn Shalless joined Trinity College as Chief Financial Officer in March 2017. Ms Shalless has over 25 years senior management experience in the corporate sector for both private and ASX listed entities. These roles included responsibility for management of risk, internal audit, multinational tax, investor relations and corporate finance. Ms Shalless has also acted as probity advisor to various Victorian government departments on major infrastructure procurement projects.
Ms Shalless is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. She also holds a Masters of Financial Management (Central Queensland University), and a Bachelor of Business - Accountancy (Queensland Institute of Technology).