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.

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 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.

Ms Catherine Schultz is an experienced Board Member, strategic thinker and is highly regarded for the wealth of experience and intelligence she brings from over 20 years working at Executive, CEO and Board level.

Ms Kylie Schulz is an alumnus 1987/1990, who graduated from the University of Adelaide with degrees in Arts and Laws and has been practicing Law since 1992.

Professor Christopher Symes has been a full time academic since 1993, having previously worked as an accountant and practiced as a commercial lawyer. He spent 2 years as Deputy Dean of Flinders Law School and is now Deputy Dean at Adelaide Law School.   

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