Senior Leadership Team

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Senior Leadership Team

The Principal is appointed by the Board to manage and control the affairs of the School on its behalf and is supported by the School Leadership Team to implement the Strategic Plan.

Bill Sweeney

Bill Sweeney 
Principal

Bill joined Hume in 2013, in the sixth year of the school. Originally from South Australia, his previous roles were for seven years as the Director of Teaching and Learning at St Peter’s College, and Head of Technology and Staffing & Timetable Coordinator at Prince Alfred College, both in Adelaide. 

Bill’s experience and passion for the development of young people is a perfect fit for the culture of excellence at Hume. He believes in an inclusive community where children are provided a nurturing environment where inner talents are discovered and enhanced. With a focus on the education of the ‘whole child’, Hume Anglican Grammar has become the school of choice in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.    

Bill completed his Diploma of Teaching and Bachelor of Education at the South Australian College of Advanced Education (now the University of South Australia), his Masters of Education (Management & Leadership) and Masters of Business Administration at the University of Adelaide.

After more than eight years in the role, Bill with his wife Megan and two adult children very much consider Victoria home.

Kieran Mitchell

Kieran Mitchell
Business Manager

Kieran joined as Business Manager and Company Secretary of Hume in 2016 and is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years’ experience. Prior to Hume, he has worked with Big 4 accounting firms Ernst & Young and Deloitte assisting fast growing businesses as well as more recently at Macquarie Bank in London.  

Kieran’s strong accounting and business background ensures effective financial management on a day-to-day basis and that future growth and development of the school is carried out in a financially sustainable manner.    

Kieran and his wife Rebecca are residents of the local community, with their two eldest of four children, William and Amelia currently students of the Primary school at Hume. 

Penelope Monger

Penelope Monger
Deputy Principal (Acting)

Following careers in media and communications, Penelope took up teaching in 2010. After nine years at Gippsland Grammar, including seven as the Head of English, Penelope joined Hume in 2019. 

With a passion for promoting and sustaining student wellbeing, Penelope takes a great interest in ensuring that students in the secondary school are emotionally, intellectually and physically cared for, in order to maximise their opportunities for educational success. She is also keenly interested in the idea of collective efficacy and is delighted to be a part of Hume’s dynamic teaching and learning culture, with its focus on the pursuit of excellence as a result of collaborative, collegial and respectful relationships.

Penelope holds a Bachelor of Arts (Swinburne University), Bachelor of Broadcasting (Edith Cowan University), Diploma of Education (University of Melbourne), Graduate Diploma in Librarianship (Charles Sturt University), and Master of Educational Leadership (University of Newcastle). 

Rebecca Riley

Rebecca Riley 
Assistant Principal - Primary (Donnybrook)

Rebecca joined Hume in 2009, in the second year of the school. Previously teaching at Beaconhills College for 5 years as a Junior School Classroom Teacher and P-12 eLearning specialist.

Rebecca completed her Bachelor of Education (Primary) and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) at Deakin University followed by her Masters of Education (Information Technology) at Charles Sturt University.

At Hume, Rebecca taught a variety of Primary year levels as a homeroom teacher and specialist classes of Drama, Health and Physical Education and Technology. For the last 7 years, Rebecca has held various wellbeing and curriculum leadership positions; Deputy Head of Junior School, Assistant Head of Junior School-Teaching and Learning and recently Head of Curriculum-Primary. 

Rebecca is a proud, enthusiastic and experienced primary educational leader with a demonstrated track record in curriculum planning and leadership, innovation in ICT and initiating successful approaches to student wellbeing, staff leadership, policy development and building school community. Proficient management of strategic, operational, structural and financial operations to deliver exceptional learning outcomes. 

Rebecca’s son Jackson is a proud member of our Donnybrook Campus cohort, currently in Year 1.

Luke Friend

Luke Friend
Assistant Principal - Primary (Mt Ridley)

Luke Joined Hume in 2016 as the Assistant Principal – Primary. Prior to commencing at Hume, Luke was the Head of Junior School at Wesley College, Melbourne, where he taught for 20 years. During his time at Wesley, Luke held a number of curriculum and pastoral leadership roles including Head of Mathematics, Head of Technology, Year Level Coordinator, Daily Organiser and Head of House.

Luke completed his Diploma of Teaching and Bachelor of Education at Victoria University. He has been a member of the Independent Primary School Heads of Australia (IPSHA) for 11 years and is a qualified workshop leader for the International Baccalaureate, having facilitated Teaching and Learning workshops both nationally and internationally for teaching professionals.

Luke has a wealth of experience in Primary Education and a steadfast commitment to building school community. The partnership between home and school and developing an inclusive and respectful culture continue to flourish under Luke’s leadership.

Kathryn Wilson

Kathryn Wilson
Assistant Principal – Secondary (Acting)

Kathryn joined Hume in 2018 as Director of Teaching & Learning. Prior commencing at Hume, Kathryn was a Vice Principal in the UK, where her main responsibilities included curriculum design, data, standards and achievement. With a wealth of educational experience, Kathryn has also held a number of other leadership roles including Head of Year, Head of Physical Education and Head of Marketing.
 
Kathryn also has experience teaching Humanities, Science and French and in her time at Hume, she has relished teaching Health and Physical Education to the Primary school students from Year 2 onwards.
 
Kathryn’s focus is helping students to discover and develop their own unique talents; to be critical, creative and caring thinkers, well prepared to make their mark on the world. She takes pride in ensuring students feel happy, safe and cared for, and are provided with opportunities to grow.
 
Kathryn holds a Bachelor of Education (De Montfort University), Postgraduate Certificate in Education Management (Lancaster University) and Master of Science in Education Leadership & Management (Manchester University).