Governance

Aquinas College is an incorporated association under the Associations Incorporation Act 1985 (SA). It is governed by a Council which is appointed by the Archbishop of Adelaide. It operates under a Constitution. The principal roles of the Council are:

  • to recommend to the Archbishop people for appointment as College Rector, College Councillors, and Public Officer of the Association;
  • to approve the policies and procedures it deems appropriate
  • to approve annual budget and financial plans
  • to work with the Rector, the Archdiocese and Catholic Education South Australia (CESA) to shape the strategic directions and priorities of the College
  • to exercise all other fiduciary duties it has in law.

As per the Constitution, Aquinas is integrated into CESA and as such the Director of CESA or the Assistant Director, People, Leadership and Culture of CESA, as the Archbishop’s delegates, have direct involvement with the College. In performing this delegation, they report in turn to the South Australian Commission for Catholic Schools (SACCS), who in turn report to the Archbishop.

The Council delegates to the Rector and the Management Team of the College responsibility for its normal management, according to its Delegations of Authority Policy. It provides overview and support for the Rector.

Please click here for the Aquinas College Organisational Chart

The College Council members are as follows:

Joanne Sawyer ( Chair)
Bruce Debenham
Kate Critchley
Dr Sandra Hewson
Vincent Kain
John Favretto
Kylie McBain
Megan Devenish