Aquinas College is governed by an independent body; the Aquinas College Council. Members of the Council are appointed by the Catholic Archbishop of Adelaide. The Council, which meets at least six times a year, sets the policies and priorities that define the strategic directions and development of the College. The Rector is responsible to the Chair of the Council.


Mr Peter Macks (Acting Chairperson) is an alumnus who came from Caritas College in Pt Augusta to study in Adelaide. He is the Principal of Macks Advisory, a leading strategic and advisory practice. He has specific responsibilities on the Council for the budgetary and financial aspects of the College.

Dr Shane Lucey, a dentist and alumnus, who graduated from the University of Adelaide, has been a member of Council for many years. Dr Lucey has given considerable service to the College as Chair of the Foundation and Chair of the Academic Committee.

Mrs Heather Carey is a Chancellor in the Adelaide Archdiocese and represents the Archbishop on the Council. An experienced educator, Mrs Carey has been the principal of Nazareth, Sienna and Mary MacKillop Colleges.

Rev Dr Kevin Mathews is a Judicial Vicar and presently the Parish Priest of Cummins. He is currently the representative of the Bishop of Port Pirie, Bishop Greg O’Kelly.

Mr Ray Ridge has held senior management positions in finance, compliance and commerce across a range of industries. He holds a number of positions with ASX listed companies as finance officer and company secretary.

Ms Kate Sullivan is a lawyer and an alumnus of the College, having resided there from 1986-1987. Kate has worked in both private and government legal practice and is currently a member of the South Australian Boards of the Medical Board and the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Ms Alison Turner is an educator with leadership experience at independent boarding colleges throughout the nation and also working in curriculum and policy in Western Australia. An alumnus, Alison is now based in Adelaide as the National Executive Director of ACHPER, advocating health, physical education and sport outcomes in schools though professional development.

Brother Michael Green is the Rector and an ex-officio member of the Council.