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

Dr Helen M Nugent AO

BA(Hons) PhD(Qld) MBA(Dist)(Harvard) HonDBus(Qld)

Chairman of the Nominations Committee
Member of the Finance Committee
Member of the Education Committee

Dr Nugent has a strong background in education. She is currently Chancellor of Bond University. Previously she has been Professor in Management and Director of the MBA Program at the Australian Graduate School of Management, University of New South Wales, a member of the four-person Bradley Review into Higher Education and a member of Council of Monash University. She has a keen interest in the arts. Currently she is Chairman of the National Portrait Gallery of Australia and Chairman of the National Opera Review. Previously, she was Chairman of the Nugent Inquiry into the Major Performing Arts, Chairman of the Major Performing Arts Board of the Australia Council, Deputy Chairman of the Australia Council, Deputy Chairman of Opera Australia, and a Director of the Playbox Theatre. She is currently a Non-Executive Director of Origin Energy and Chairman of Funds SA and Veda Group. She has been a Director of the School Council since 1993. Dr Nugent’s son attended Cranbrook from St Marks through to Year 12.

Mr Roger Massy-Greene

BSc BE(Hons)(Syd) MBA(Harvard)

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

Mr Massy-Greene is the Chairman of Networks NSW, the joint venture entity that manages the three electricity distribution networks in NSW, Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Essential Energy. 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 OneVentures Pty Ltd, a technology venture capital 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 Hunger Project Australia. He was appointed to the School Council as a Director in 2004. Mr Massy-Greene’s son, John, attended Cranbrook from Kindergarten to Year 12.

Honorary Treasurer
Mr Geoffrey H Kimpton

BA(Monash) MBA(Melbourne) FFin

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. He 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.


Mr Craig Carroll

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

Director of the Board of Cranbrook Foundation
Member of Building & Development Committee

Mr Carroll is the managing partner of Edience, Inc., an investment company which invests in education technology and service companies. Prior to this, Mr Carroll co-founded two higher education-related businesses, Youth Media & Marketing Networks, and eGrad Loans, and acted as Executive Chairman and President of both. Previously he worked for the strategy consulting firm Bain & Co. in Australia, the United States and South East Asia. Mr Carroll completed his school education at Cranbrook (OC 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. He was appointed to the School Council as a Director in November 2010. Mr Carroll’s two sons attend Cranbrook.

Mr Angus Dawson

B Ec LLB (Hons) (Syd), MS MS & E (Stanford)

Mr Dawson is a Director of McKinsey & Company, having been elected a partner in 2005.  He leads McKinsey’s Strategy and Corporate Finance practice across Asia and is 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 is an Old Cranbrookian, who attended Cranbrook from 1978 to 1990. He was Captain of Chelmsford House; Dux of both the Junior and Senior School; and Captain of Debating.
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’s family has 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.

Mrs Sarita England


Council Representative on the Cranbrook School Parents Association
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 to the School Council in 2001. She has two daughters and a son who is an Old Cranbrookian.

Dr Patrick Forth

DPhil(Oxon) BScAeroEng(Manchester)

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. He has lived in several places in Europe and Asia prior to moving to Sydney in 2003. He was appointed to the School Council as a Director in November 2010 and was appointed as a member of the Finance Committee in 2011. Dr Forth’s son attended Cranbrook.

Mr David Hing

B Com LLB (UNSW) MA (Merit) (Syd)

President, Old Cranbrookians’ Association
Director of the Board of the Cranbrook Foundation

Mr Hing is a Director of Resolve Litigation Lawyers Pty Limited, a boutique commercial litigation firm where he specialises in intellectual property disputes. Previously, Mr Hing has worked at Freehills and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr Hing is a member of the Litigation Law and Practice Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales. Mr Hing attended Cranbrook from Pre-School through to Year 12. His son is also an Old Cranbrookian, having attended from Preschool through to Year 12. He also has a daughter who attended Cranbrook in Preschool.

Rev Dr Michael P Jensen

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

Dr Jensen is the rector of St Mark’s Darling Point and teaches theology at the Sydney College of Divinity. Prior to his appointment to St Mark’s, he taught on the faculty of Moore College for ten years. He taught English at Sydney Grammar School and was the Chaplain of St Andrew’s Cathedral School from 2000-03. 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. He has a keen interest in education and was a member of the Archbishop’s Fellowship for Education from 2010-12. He and his wife Catherine have four children.

Mr Andrew Keene


Member of the Education Committee
Member of the Nominations Committee

Mr Keene is a partner in the Litmus Group, a management consulting firm focussed on strategy execution. Prior to joining Litmus, Mr Keene was a partner in Ernst & Young. He was on the IT Committee that helped establish the IT direction of the School. Mr Keene was appointed to the School Council as a Director in 1999. Mr Keene’s two sons attended Cranbrook.

Mr Warwick Negus

B.Bus (UTS), M.Comm (UNSW), SF.Fin

Chairman of the Cranbrook Foundation
Member of the Finance Committee

Mr Negus is a Director of Washington H Soul Pattinson & Co, a Director of Terrace Tower Group and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. He is 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, a member of the Council of the UNSW Business School and the Centre for Social Impact. He is a director of Tantallon Holdings and the UNSW Foundation. Mr Negus' son attends Cranbrook.

Mr Jon B North


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. He has two sons at Cranbrook.


Mr Stephen Rickwood

Bsc Hons (De Montfort Uni) Dip FinPl. FAICD

President of the 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. (ASX:RKN). Mr Rickwood has a son at Cranbrook in year 8.

Mr Bill Rothery


Member of the Finance Committee

Until March 2015, Mr Rothery was Chairman and Chief Executive of John Swire & Sons in Australia. He was with the Swire Group for thirty five years and has been based in Asia and the Middle East and for twenty five years in Australia. He was Chairman of Steamships Trading Company in Papua New Guinea and is on the Board of several subsidiary companies. He was appointed to the School Council as a Director in August 2010. Mr Rothery’s two sons attended Cranbrook.

Dr Michael Spence

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

Chairman of the Education Committee

As Vice-Chancellor, Dr Michael Spence is the University of Sydney's principal executive officer with responsibility for promoting the interests and furthering the development of the University. He took up the position in July 2008 and is the University’s 25th Vice-Chancellor.
Dr Spence is an alumnus of the University, having graduated with First Class Honours in English, Italian and Law (BA (Hons)’85 and LLB (Hons)’87). 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. He became 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, one of the four divisions that make up the University of Oxford.
He is an ordained Anglican priest and was appointed to the School Council as a Director in March 2009. Dr Spence’s two sons were former students at Cranbrook.