School Council

School Council

Cranbrook School is founded on the Principles of the Anglican Church. The Archbishop of Sydney is Visitor of the School and nominates two members of the Council. The Council must have no fewer than 11 and no more than 15 members. The President of the Cranbrook Parents' Association and the President of the Old Cranbrookians' Association are members of the School Council. The Headmaster and Chief Operating Officer (as the Company Secretary) attend all Council Meetings. 

Heads of Council

President
Roger B Massy-Greene

BSc BE(Hons) (Syd), MBA(Harvard), FAICD, FIEAust

President
Member of the Building and Development Committee
Member of the Nominations Committee

Mr Massy-Greene is the Chairman of the NSW electricity distribution networks; Ausgrid and Endeavour Energy, having retired as Chairman of Essential Energy in 2016.  He co-founded the ASX 200 Company Excel Coal Limited and was its Chairman until its acquisition by Peabody Energy. Previously, he founded Excel’s predecessor, Resource Finance Corporation Ltd, was employed by Bank of America in project and corporate finance, and by Rio Tinto Limited as an underground Mining Engineer.

He is currently a Director of One Ventures Pty Ltd, a technology venture firm, and is the principal shareholder and Chairman of Eureka Capital Partners, a private investment company. Mr Massy-Greene currently also serves as the Chairman of the Salvation Army’s Sydney Advisory Committee and is Chairman of Eureka Benevolent Foundation, a family foundation focused on overcoming social disadvantage.  He is a Director of The Global Hunger Project, a US based non-government organisation, and of its Australian affiliate, The Hunger Project Australia. 

Mr Massy-Greene was appointed to the School Council as a Director in 2004. His son attended Cranbrook from Kindergarten to Year 12.

Vice-President
Geoffrey H Kimpton

BA (Monash), MBA(Melbourne), FFin

Vice-President
Chairman of the Finance Committee
Member of the Building and Development Committee
Member of the Nominations Committee

Mr Kimpton’s commercial career was with Westpac where he held several executive positions.  He spent a number of years on the Board of Baycorp Advantage and was Chairman of its Audit and Risk Committee.  He acted as Convenor of Cranbrook Carnivale in 2003.

Mr Kimpton was appointed to the School Council as a Director in 2006 and was appointed the School’s Honorary Treasurer in November 2008.  Mr Kimpton’s two sons attended Cranbrook from St Marks to Year 12.

Vice-President
C J Patrick Forth

DPhil (Oxon), BScAeroEng (Manchester)

Vice-President
Member of the Finance Committee


Dr Forth is a Senior Partner at The Boston Consulting Group, where he led the Australian business for five years. He currently runs the group’s technology, media and telecoms business globally. His interest in education stems from being a Lecturer and Research Fellow in engineering at Oxford, where he served on the Governing Body at Lady Margaret Hall. He is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Oxford Business Alumni and the Australian School of Business at UNSW. Dr Forth completed his schooling in Zimbabwe, has a degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Manchester University, and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford.

Dr Forth was appointed to the School Council as a Director in November 2010 and became a member of the Finance Committee in 2011. Dr Forth’s son attended Cranbrook.

Honorary Treasurer
Elizabeth Lewin

GAICD

Honorary Treasurer

Mrs Lewin is a professional company director with extensive international experience in the financial services sector across investment banking, wealth management, investment management and superannuation.  She is a Non-Executive Director of Colonial First State Investments Limited, Colonial Mutual Superannuation Pty Ltd and Avanteous Investments Limited and is Chair of their respective Board Investment Committees.

Mrs Lewin’s prior roles include having been the Chief Executive Officer of UBS Wealth Management Australia (2005 to 2009), Head of UBS Wealth Management UK (1999 to 2004) and Head of the European derivatives business of UBS Investment Bank (1992 to 1998).

Mrs Lewin is a Non-Executive Director of the Australian Chamber Orchestra and the Kaldor Public Art Projects, a member of the Advisory Council at UNSW Medicine, on the Advisory Finance Committee for the Sisters of Charity (St Vincent’s Hospital), a member of Chief Executive Women (CEW) and an Ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Fund (AIEF).

Mrs Lewin was appointed as Director of Cranbrook School in April 2016.  She has three sons.

Councillors


Craig V Carroll

BEc (Hons) (Syd), MBA(Dist)(Harvard)

Member of School Council
Director of Cranbrook Foundation
Chairman of the Building & Development Committee

Mr Carroll is the Managing Partner of Edience Inc., an investment company which invests in education technology and service companies. Mr Carroll co-founded two higher education-related businesses, Youth Media & Marketing Networks, and eGrad Loans. Previously he worked for the strategy consulting firm Bain & Co. in Australia, the United States and South East Asia. 

Mr Carroll completed his education at Cranbrook in 1987, and has previously served as Secretary and Vice-President of the Old Cranbrookians’ Association and as a member of Cranbrook Council (1995 -97).  He was selected as Old Cranbrookian of the Year in 2007 and appointed as Director of the School Council and Director to the Cranbrook Foundation Board in 2010. Mr Carroll’s two sons attend Cranbrook.


Angus Dawson

BEc LLB (Hons) (Syd), MS MS & E (Stanford)

Member of School Council
Member of the Finance Committee

Mr Dawson is a Director of McKinsey &Company leading McKinsey’s Strategy and Corporate Finance practice across Asia and a co-chair of McKinsey’s global partner election committee.  He leads McKinsey’s pro-bono support of the Male Champions of Change group in Australia.   Mr Dawson attended Sydney University where he was awarded a Bachelor of Economics and Laws with first class honours, before going to Stanford University, where he earned a Masters in Management Science and Engineering, which focussed on computer science and technology-based business. 

Mr Dawson was appointed to the School Council as a Director in 2015.  He is an Old Cranbrookian, who attended Cranbrook from 1978 to 1990, and his family continue to have significant connections with the School with his son and three nephews in Junior School.  Mr Dawson was the 2014 speaker to the Junior School Prize Giving event.


Sarita L England

BA (UTS)

Member of School Council
Director of Cranbrook Foundation

Mrs England works as a consultant in fundraising. After serving a cadetship with News Ltd she worked overseas before moving into copywriting and fundraising.  She is also involved in a family business and is a Synod member of the Sydney Diocese. 

Mrs England was appointed as Director of the School Council in 2001 and Director of the Cranbrook Foundation Board in 2010.  She has two daughters and a son who is an Old Cranbrookian.


Bishop Robert C Forsyth

BA, BD, THL, MH, Dip th

Member of School Council

Bishop Forsyth is the recently retired Anglican Bishop of South Sydney, in which position he served with distinction for 16 years.

Prior to becoming the Bishop of South Sydney, Bishop Forsyth served as Rector of St Barnabas, Broadway for 17 years, having previously served the communities of Glenbrook in the Blue Mountains; at Holy Trinity in Adelaide; and the Sydney University Chaplaincy.  He was a member of the Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney from 1983.

In his capacity as Anglican Bishop of South Sydney, Bishop Forsyth has worked with Cranbrook in a spirit of partnership, recognising Cranbrook’s strong Anglican foundations while acknowledging its diversity.

Although retired, Bishop Forsyth retains his status as a clergyman and was appointed as Director of Cranbrook School in May 2016.

Bishop Forsyth is married and has four children and eleven grandchildren.


David S J Hing

BCom LLB (UNSW), MA (Merit) (Syd)

Member of School Council
President of the Old Cranbrookians’ Association
Director of Cranbrook Foundation

Mr Hing is a Director of Resolve Litigation Lawyers Pty Limited, a boutique commercial litigation firm. Previously Mr Hing has worked at Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr Hing is a member of the Litigation Law and Practice Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales.

He was appointed as Director of School Council and Director of the Cranbrook Foundation Board in 2014.  Mr Hing attended Cranbrook from Pre-School through to Year 12. His son is also an Old Cranbrookian and he also has a daughter who attended Cranbrook Pre-school.


Michael P Jensen

BA (Hons), BD (Hons), MTh, MSt, DPhil (Oxon)

Member of School Council

Dr Jensen is the Rector of St Mark’s Darling Point and teaches theology at the Sydney College of Divinity. Prior to his appointment at St Mark’s, he taught on the faculty of Moore College for ten years.  He previously taught English at Sydney Grammar School, and was the Chaplain of St Andrew’s Cathedral School from 2000-2003.  He is the author of several books, including You: An Introduction and My God, My God – Is it Possible to Believe Anymore?  He writes a monthly column for Eternity magazine, and appears on ABC TV's The Drum.  He has a keen interest in education and was a member of the Archbishop’s Fellowship for Education from 2010-12. 

Dr Jensen was appointed to the School Council as a Director in 2014.


Warwick Negus

BBus (UTS), M.Comm (UNSW), SF.Fin

Member of School Council
Director of Cranbrook Foundation
Member of the Finance Committee

Mr Negus is a Director of Washington H Soul Pattinson & Co, Terrace Tower Group and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.  He has been a member of the Council of UNSW since 2008 and chairs its Finance Committee.  He is a member of the Sydney Advisory Board of the Salvation Army and the Centre for Social Impact.  Mr Negus is also a Director of Tantallon Holdings and the UNSW Foundation.

Mr Negus was appointed to Cranbrook School Council as a Director and Cranbrook Foundation as Chairman in 2013. His son attended Cranbrook until 2015.


Jon B North

BA(UNSW) LLM(SYD)

Member of School Council
Member of the Building and Development Committee

Mr North is the Managing Director and Founder of J.B. North & Co Pty Limited, a company which specialises in corporate advisory services. He is also a Director of Delta Electricity. Mr North was previously a Managing Director of Gresham Advisory Partners Limited and a Senior Partner of Allens Arthur Robinson where he acted on a wide range of mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. He has a keen interest in the arts and education and is a Director of the Sydney Youth Orchestras.

Mr North was appointed to the School Council as a Director in 2010 and has two sons at Cranbrook.


Stephen J Rickwood

Bsc Hons (De Montfort University) Dip FinPl. FAICD

Member of School Council
Chairman of the Cranbrook School Parents’ Association

Mr Rickwood is a Director of Mason Stevens, an investment house in Sydney. He is a Director of Perennia Pty Ltd, a financial planning and advisory firm and a Director of Kamaroi Rudolf Steiner School.  Previously he was a Founder and Director of Reckon Ltd.

Mr Rickwood was appointed to the School Council as a Director in 2015 and has a son and a daughter.  His son attends Cranbrook School.


Michael J Spence

BA (Hons) LLB (Hons) (Sydney) DPhil PG DipTheol (Oxford)

Member of School Council

Since July 2008 Dr Michael Spence has been the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney with the responsibility for promoting the interests and furthering the development of the University. Dr Spence is an alumnus of the University, having graduated with First Class Honours in English, Italian and Law.  He is internationally recognised as a leader in the field of intellectual property theory and serves as a WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre panellist.  Dr Spence obtained his DPhil and a Postgraduate Diploma in Theology from Oxford University becoming a Fellow of St Catherine’s College and a Lecturer at the University in 1992.  After a period as Head of the Law faculty at Oxford, he was appointed as Head of the Social Sciences Division.

Dr Spence was appointed to the School Council as a Director in March 2009. His two sons were former students at Cranbrook.