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Stewart House Board and Staff

Board of Directors

Graeme Philpotts (Chief Executive / Secretary of the Board)
Barry Johnson (Chairman)

Barry Johnson (Chairman)

Former teacher and retired General Secretary of the NSW Teachers Federation. Former Vice President of Unions of NSW and board member of MacMahon and Associates, Teachers Federation Health and Teachers Club. Currently Board member of the Trades Hall Association.

Ken Boston

Retired Chief Executive of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority, England. Former Director-General of Education and Training in NSW and former Managing Director of TAFE NSW. Former Director-General of Education in both NSW and South Australia. Chair of the NSW Ministerial Advisory Group on Literacy and Numeracy.


Tom Croker

Retired Primary School Principal with 28 years experience as a principal. Past President of Australian Primary Principals Association and NSWPPA. Treasurer and Past President of Rotary Club of Breakfast Point. Committee member of Principals Australia (Professional Development Organisation). P/T Supervisor Newcastle University. Member ACEL Fellows Awards Committee. Chairman Executive Committee Savannah Body Corporate. Member Breakfast Point Country Club Management Committee.
Special responsibilities : Deputy Chairman, Chair of the Stewart House Program Assessment Committee

Ken Dixon

Retired General Manager, Finance and Administration (NSW Department of Education and Training). Extensive NSW Public Sector experience including senior positions in the NSW Treasury and Department of Public Works and as advisor to the NSW Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee and as a former member of the State Contracts Control Board. Current member of the NSW Public Sector committee of CPA Australia and Director, Bendigo Bank Ettalong Beach.

Anthony Dombkins

Director of Nursing & Midwifery - Northern Sydney Local Health District - NSW Health. Held a variety of senior health management positions within the public and private health sectors across NSW. Adjunct Professor - Nursing with the University of Sydney. Current member of Clinical Excellence Commission Advisory Board.

Michelle Reincastle

Director, Schools Finance in the Department of Education and Communities. Strategic and operational experience in a range of public sector departments including NSW Police, Public Works, the Auditor-General's Office and work as an auditor for schools and TAFE.
Special responsibilities : Chair of the Governance and Nominations committee.

Mark Rice

Executive leadership experience in financial services (including sales, distribution, private banking & marketing) with General Electric, Westpac, St George Bank and Adelaide Bank. Currently Director of Ballygowan Consulting Pty Ltd, Ballygowan Investments Pty Ltd and Strategic Practice Pty Ltd. and General Manager Commercial at Chartered Accountants ANZ.
Special responsibilities : Chair of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.

Marilyn Walker

Former Senior Finance Policy Officer with NSW Department of Education. Former author and SMH journalist, research fellow and consultant on taxation legislation. Previous General Manager of Marilyn Walker International producing and directing classical concerts. Life Governor of Australia-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry of NSW. Former Member of NSW East Asia Business Advisory Council.


To contact the Board of Directors,
please email

Delphine Annett
Telephone: 02 9938 3587

Graeme Philpotts
Chief Executive / Secretary to the Board
Telephone: 02 9938 3100

Contact us

Cnr Batho Road & Wyadra Avenue
Freshwater NSW 2096
(PO Box 21, Freshwater NSW 2096)

Telephone: 02 9938 3100

ABN 97 127 072 100

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