The School is operated by Hume Anglican Grammar Ltd, a not-for-profit company that was established, under the auspices of the Anglican Diocesan Schools Commission (ADSC):

  • to operate an Anglican school as part of the Diocese of Melbourne
  • to provide students with an education that prepares them for the challenges of life and equips them to contribute to the community
  • in an environment based on Christian values
  • at a cost affordable to as many families as possible.


The Board of Directors is responsible for the governance of the School. The Board appoints the Principal to manage the School on its behalf and holds him or her accountable. The Board in turn is accountable to the Diocese through ADSC for the performance of the School in carrying out its mission and its wellbeing.

The role of the Board includes:
•setting strategic objectives
•approving objectives and policies
•reviewing the effectiveness of governance arrangements
•overseeing performance against targets and objectives •reporting on the direction, governance and performance of the School.

Directors, who may be nominated by the Board are appointed by ADSC subject to approval by the Archbishop-in-Council. The current members of the Board are:



Richard St John LLB (Hons)(Melb), LLM(Lond)

Chairman, Chair of Governance Committee Experience: Senior legal, policy and governance roles in public, private, corporate and non-profit sectors, including: 
•General Counsel of BHP Billiton
•Senior positions in Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Deputy Secretary Attorney General’s Department in Canberra
•Chief Executive Officer of HIH Royal Commission
•Special Counsel Johnson Winter and Slattery, Lawyers
•Board member of the Australian Ballet School

Leanne Connor BBus (Acc), GradDip(FinPlanning), CA, CTA, SSA

Chair of Finance Committee
•Chartered accountant
•Chartered tax advisor and SMSF specialist
•Director of WGC Business Advisors Pty Ltd.
•Co-Chair of the Taxation Institute’s Victorian Professional Development Committee
•State Councilor of the Taxation Institute
•Secretary of Newlands Basketball Club

James Gordon

•Part-owner, Director and Technical Manager (Sales and Marketing) of SG Prittie Precision Gauges Pty Ltd.
•Foundation parent of Hume Anglican Grammar
•20 years community minded resident of Craigieburn
•PFA Representative


Rev Robert Newton BA(Hons), GradDipEd, CertTheol(Oxford)

•Vicar of Holy Trinity Kew
•Archdeacon of LaTrobe
•Former Head of Religious Education at Trinity College and Newington College
•Former Board Member, Ballarat Grammar

Klae Ruse BCom(Monash), AMIIA

•Head of Audit and Loss Prevention at BP Global Business services, Melbourne. Responsible for Retail and Depot and Logistics Channels
•Member of the Institute of Internal Auditors – Australia
•Treasurer of Hume Anglican Grammar Parents and Friends Association Inc
•Treasurer of Hume Little Athletics Centre Inc

Dr Philip Williams AM, MEc (Monash), Ph D (Lond)

•Consultant, Frontier Economics
•Member of Council, Court Services Victoria
•Member of Competition and Consumer Committee, Law Council of Australia
•Former Chairman, Epworth HealthCare
•Former Professor of Law and Economics, University of Melbourne
•Former Chairman, Australian Ballet School


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