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, Chair of the Board
Charles Sitch is a director of Spark New Zealand Ltd and previously sat on other ASX listed company boards. 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.
Mr Sitch 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 to 2008 Mr Sitch was a board member of the Melbourne Football Club. From 2011 to March 2019 he was on the committee of the Melbourne Cricket Club. From 2014 to 2017 he was 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, and 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 Scott Charles, BBldg, BPlanDes Melb, MEng RMIT, Deputy Warden and Director of Advancement
Scott Charles's involvement with Trinity College stretches back to when he was a student of the Residential College in the late 80s. Since then, he has always stayed connected to Trinity. He was a residential tutor in the mid 90s, celebrated his marriage at Trinity College in 2003 and has held many voluntary positions on committees over the years. In 2013, after 15 years working with the global food manufacturer Mars Confectionery in roles in Australia, the United States, China and South East Asia, Scott was recruited to the position of Director of Advancement. In that role he leads a team whose responsibility is to gather the support, both moral and financial, to allow Trinity College to bring its exciting initiatives to life. Scott believes he has the best job in the world as his role involves catching up with old friends or meeting incredibly interesting people, and talking to them all about projects Trinity can undertake to make the world a better place. Scott added the Deputy Warden position to his Trinity portfolio in January 2019.
Ms Kerry Gleeson, LLB (Hons), FAICD
Kerry Gleeson is an experienced non-executive director who was appointed to the Trinity Board in 2015. She is also a member of the Finance and Audit Committee and a member and Chair of the Pathways School Business Committee.
Kerry is a non-executive director of ASX-listed St Barbara Ltd and chairs its remuneration and nomination committee. Kerry is a mentor in the Women On Boards WOBSX program, a director-led peer-to-peer support program, chairing the Melbourne syndicate assisting women to achieve ASX board roles and is also a member of ASIC’s Corporate Governance Consultative Panel.
Kerry is a qualified lawyer in both the UK and Australia and spent 15 years in private practice, including as a partner of an English law firm, before emigrating to Melbourne and joining Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst). Kerry subsequently was appointed as a member of the group executive at Incitec Pivot Ltd as general counsel and company secretary for almost a decade. During that time, she was also Head of Corporate Affairs, Chief Diversity Officer and Chief Values Officer.
Kerry is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Oscar Hollands, Senior Student (2020–21)
Oscar Hollands was born and spent much of his life in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he attended an International School. In 2013 his family moved to Scone, NSW, and from 2015-2018 he boarded at Geelong Grammar School. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Biomedicine and a concurrent diploma in Spanish and Latin American Studies.
Oscar has loved his time at Trinity so far and passionately engaged with many of its various opportunities, such as the musical, sports and student-led clubs and societies. Throughout the disconnected, chaotic year that was 2020, Oscar has dedicated himself to connecting and integrating students through his role as a student coordinator and president of the College Games Society, a dedication that he hopes to channel into his role as Senior Student.
The fostering of a supportive, inclusive, integrated community is one of Oscar’s primary goals, shared with the TCAC student leadership group, and he can’t wait to reflect on 2021 as a year of great positive change for Trinity.
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.
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.
Assoc Prof 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. Assoc Prof 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.
The Rt Revd Dr Richard Treloar
Richard was a resident ‘theolog’ and a non-resident theological student at Trinity College in the late 1980s, returning as Stewart Lecturer in Theology (1998-2007) – a teaching ministry he combined with being Associate Chaplain of the College (1998-2001) and then College Chaplain (2003-2007). Richard was ordained Deacon and Priest in Ballarat Diocese in the early 1990s, where he served two curacies, and was Rector of the Parish of Skipton, a four-centered rural parish.
For over a decade from 2007 he was the Vicar of Christ Church South Yarra, and President of Christ Church Grammar School, where he chaired the School Board for five years. Between 2001 and 2012 Richard represented the Anglican Church of Australia on the Faith and Order Standing Commission of the World Council of Churches. Other wider church ministries include seven years on the Council of Melbourne Grammar School, two years on the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s Board, three years as an Examining Chaplain, and an ongoing role on the Liturgy Commission of General Synod since 2012.
In 2018 Richard was elected, consecrated, and installed as the thirteenth Bishop of Gippsland. His PhD in Hebrew biblical narrative was awarded by Monash University and published in 2008. He is an Honorary Research Associate of the University of Divinity, and has written chapters in edited volumes and articles for local and international refereed journals in the area of biblical interpretation. For several years Richard was a regular contributor to the print and online formats of Eureka Street on issues of faith and popular culture.
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.
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).