Board Members


Mr Peter Hicks B.T.P., MTEc. FAICD
Peter Hicks 2

Peter is CEO of Moorebank Intermodal Company, managing the development of one of Australia’s largest freight rail terminals. He was previously CFO of Leighton Contractors. He possesses deep commercial, building and financial experience and more than 15 years’ experience on several not-for-profit and commercial Boards. Peter is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds tertiary qualifications in economics, planning and management. Peter is a member of St Matthews Church Manly and has been a member of the Board since 2005. Peter’s wife and both daughters are Old Girls of the School.

Deputy Chair

Dr Ruth Shatford A.M., J.P., D. de l'U., M.A., Dip. Ed., F.A.C.E., M.A.C.E.A., F.R.S.A
Shatford Ruth

Ruth has had a long career in education. Now retired, she was principal of Tara Anglican Girls' school for almost 20 years and still maintains a strong interest in the current research on how girls learn and the educational environments which suit them best. Ruth is also involved in the professional leadership of middle managers in schools who are aspiring to be principals. An active member of the Anglican Church, Ruth has been a diocesan representative on the Board for over 10 years.

Mrs Catherine Brenner BEc, LLB, MBA, FAICD

Brenner Catherine

Catherine has been a Non-Executive Director for 14 years. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of Coca Cola Amatil Limited and Boral Limited. She is also a Trustee of the Art Gallery of NSW. Previously she was a senior investment banker and a corporate lawyer. Catherine's three daughters are current SCEGGS students. She is a SCEGGS Darlinghurst Limited company nominee to the Board.

Ms Elizabeth Butcher AM

Butcher Elizabeth

Elizabeth is one of Australia's leading performing arts administrators. Now retired, she was General Manager of NIDA, where she earned a reputation for political acuity and strong financial management. Elizabeth has been a member of the Australia Council and Chairman of the Theatre Board. She was Chairman of the Sydney Opera House Trust from 1989-95, and Deputy Chair of the Playing Australia Committee, the Australian Government's national performing arts touring program. In 1984 she was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the theatre and in 2006 joined the Theatre Board of the Australia Council. Elizabeth is an Old Girl of the school and is a nominee of the Old Girls' Union to the Board.

Ms Alison Deans BA, MBA, GAICD

Deans AlisonAlison Deans is an experienced director and businesses leader with a focus on technology enabled business and transformation. She was the first Managing Director of eBay Australia and was Chief Executive Officer of two technology focused venture capital funds - ecorp and netus. She is currently a director of Cochlear and Westpac Banking Corporation, on the Investment Committee of Main Sequence Ventures and is an advisor to McKinsey and Company. In November 2018 Alison joined the Ramsay Health Care Board as a non-executive director.

Mr Fraser Hopkins B. Ec.

Hopkins Fraser

Fraser is currently Managing Director of Hopkins Capital Pty Ltd. His 38 year career includes senior directorships in the beverage and packaged goods industries. Over the years Fraser has been actively involved with numerous charities including 10 years on the Art Gallery of NSW Foundation Board, he is currently a Trustee of the Campbell Edwards Trust, an advisory board member of the Australian Institute of Art History and is on the MCA's Foundation Council. He has also undertaken roles on many other private company boards and industry associations. Fraser's step-daughter is an Old Girl of SCEGGS and his twin daughters currently attend the school. Fraser is a SCEGGS Darlinghurst Limited company nominee to the Board.

Mr Richard Kuo B.Com., LL.B, FAICD

Kuo Richard

Richard is the co-founder and CEO of Pier Capital, a boutique investment banking firm. He is the Chairman of LiteracyPlanet Holdings Limited, a director of iCar Asia Limited and has been a director of a range of companies in Australia and Asia in the technology, digital media, pharmaceutical, and not-for-profit sectors. Previously, Richard practiced as a lawyer specialising in corporate law before moving into investment banking and then as a member of the senior management team of what grew to be Australia's largest software company. Richard has two daughters at the School and is a SCEGGS Darlinghurst Limited company nominee to the Board.

Ms Tina Lee B.Sc., LL.B, GAICD

Lee Tina

Tina Lee is senior associate at Prolegis Lawyers, a specialist legal firm advising charities, not-for-profits and philanthropists exclusively. In particular, Tina advises in relation to restructures and mergers, corporate governance, compliance and strategy, and tax deductible funds and institutions, especially for non-government schools. Prior to this, Tina was a lawyer at Mallesons Stephen Jaques (now King & Wood Mallesons) for more than 10 years. Tina is also a director of Inala, a charity providing accommodation and day services to persons with mental disabilities. Tina's daughter is currently attending the secondary school. Tina is a member of Christ Church Gladesville and a diocesan representative on the Board.

Ms Amanda Lintott Dip Law, LPAB

Lintott AmandaAmanda Lintott is currently Manager – People, Culture and Strategy at Autosports Group Limited and has more than 20 years of high level commercial experience. A lawyer by qualification, Amanda worked in corporate finance before moving to her family automotive business, where she was appointed the first female Dealer Principal of an Australian Porsche franchise. She then founded well respected automotive recruitment agency Career Driven, which she eventually sold. Amanda has extensive, legal, HR and frontline commercial experience, and has spent many years promoting career paths within the Australian automotive industry. She is a mentor with the UNSW Innovation and Entrepreneurship Centre and is actively working with several start-ups. Amanda has two girls at SCEGGS, and as an Old Girl, has been an active member of the OGU Committee for many years. In 2018 she was appointed as an OGU nominee to the Board. Amanda is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Mr Ian Narev BA, LLB (Hons), LLM

Narev Ian
Ian is a director of the Business Council of Australia and the Institute of International Finance. His involvement in the not-for-profit sector includes roles as Chairman of the Springboard Trust, which helps school principals in New Zealand, Chairman of the Sydney Theatre Company, Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation

Mr Paul Oppenheim B Com, ACA, F Fin

Oppenheim Paul

Paul is a co-founder of Plenary Group and has been the Managing Director since its establishment in 2004. Plenary is an independent sponsor, investor and manager of public infrastructure in Australasia and North America. Prior to Plenary, Paul had a career in chartered accounting and investment banking. Paul is a member of the Advisory Council for the University of Wollongong SMART Infrastructure Facility, and spent 9 years as a member of the Infrastructure Partnerships Australia Advisory Board. Paul currently has two daughters at SCEGGS and is a SCEGGS Darlinghurst Limited company nominee to the Board.

Ms Gillian Wood

 Gillian Wood

Gillian is currently the Director of Information Management at the NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation. A highly experienced senior public servant, her background in IT has been focused on the use of digital content, and innovation in technology supporting new working practices. She is passionate about encouraging more women to work in higher levels in IT. An Old Girl of SCEGGS, she is a diocesan representative on the Board.