School Council - Cranbrook School

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School Council

The Cranbrook School Council is responsible for the overall governance of the School.

School Councillors

  • President of School Council Roger B Massy-Greene AM BSc BE(Hons) (Syd), MBA(Harvard), FAICD, FIEAust
    • President of School Council
    • Chair of the Nominations Committee
    • Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Comittee

    Mr Massy-Greene is the Chairman of the NSW electricity distribution network Endeavour Energy, having previously served as Chairman of Ausgrid and Essential Energy until 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 OneVentures Pty Ltd, a technology venture firm, and ICC Holdings, a property investment company.  He 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 in 2004. His son attended Cranbrook from Kindergarten to Year 12.

  • Vice-President of School Council C J Patrick Forth DPhil (Oxon), BScAeroEng (Manchester)
    • Vice President of School Council
    • Member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee
    • Member of the Nominations 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 in November 2010 and became a member of the Finance Committee in 2011 and Vice President in 2016. Dr Forth’s son attended Cranbrook.

  • Vice-President of School Council Geoffrey H Kimpton BA (Monash), MBA(Melbourne), FFin
    • Vice-President of School Council
    • Member of the Finance, Audit and Risk 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 in 2006 and was appointed the School’s Honorary Treasurer from 2008 until 2016 and as Vice President in 2016.  Mr Kimpton’s two sons attended Cranbrook from St Mark’s Pre-school to Year 12.

  • School Councillor Craig V Carroll BEc (Hons) (Syd), MBA(Dist)(Harvard)
    • Director of the Cranbrook Foundation
    • Member of the Building and Development Committee
    • Member of the Nominations 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 the School Council from1995 to 1997.  He was selected as Old Cranbrookian of the Year in 2007 and appointed to the School Council and Director of the Cranbrook Foundation Board in 2010. Mr Carroll’s two sons attend Cranbrook.

  • School Councillor Angus Dawson BEc LLB (Hons) (Syd), MS MS & E (Stanford)
    • Member of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee

    Mr Dawson is the Managing Partner of McKinsey & Company in Australia and New Zealand, and sits on McKinsey’s global senior 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 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 the Junior School.  Mr Dawson was the 2014 speaker at the Junior School Prize Giving event.

  • School Councillor Hugh Dowling BA (Econ) (UNSW) Grad Dip FinPl
    • Director of Cranbrook Foundation

    Mr Dowling has worked in the finance industry for 25 years and is currently a Private Client Adviser with Bell Potter, Sydney.  He has previously held roles as a stockbroker with Merrill Lynch and Cazenove, London

    Mr Dowling is an Old Cranbrookian, who attended Cranbrook from 1972 to 1984.  He was a School Prefect and Head of Chelmsford.

    Mr Dowling attended UNSW where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and German before going on to complete a Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning from the Securities Institute of Australia.  He is Captain of the Ski Club of Australia, and a Trustee of the Thyne Reid Foundation.

    Mr Dowling was appointed to the Cranbrook School Foundation as a Director in 2013 and to School Council as a Councillor in 2017.  Mr Dowling has two sons who have attended Cranbrook, with his youngest still a current student.

  • School Councillor Bishop Robert C Forsyth BA, BD, ThL, MTh, Dip A(Theol)

    Bishop Forsyth is the recently retired Anglican Bishop of South Sydney, a position which 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.  Bishop Forsyth is now a Senior Fellow with the Centre for Independent Studies.

    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 to the School Council in 2016. Bishop Forsyth is married and has four children and eleven grandchildren.

  • School Councillor Jason Graham-Nye MA JAP (UNSW), Dip Ed (UNE), BA (UON)
    • President of the Old Cranbrookians’ Association

    Mr Graham-Nye is a recognised green business leader with extensive business experience, and is the co-founder, CEO and Chairman of gDiapers, a US/EU-based eco-friendly baby nappy company. He is the current Social Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Wollongong's iAccelerate incubator and is a PhD candidate at UTS researching Generation Y and sustainability. 

    Mr Graham-Nye was elected President of the OCA at the 2018 Annual General Meeting and from this role he will serve as the OCA Nominee Councillor for the Cranbrook School Council. Having attended the School from Kindergarten through Year 12, Mr Graham-Nye has always had a deep connection with Cranbrook. After graduating he worked as a teacher in the Senior School and has served on the OCA Committee several times in the past 20 years. Mr Graham-Nye has two sons currently in the Senior School. 

  • School Councillor 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 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 to 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 in 2014.

  • School Councillor Donald Markwell BEcon (Hons) (UQ), MA, MPhil, DPhil (Oxf)

    Donald Markwell is an experienced, dynamic and internationally recognised educational leader, who is currently the Warden of St Paul’s College at the University of Sydney and will shortly take up the position of Head of St Mark’s College, Adelaide.

    He was the Rhodes Scholar for Queensland for 1981 and the first Rhodes Scholar to be Warden of Rhodes House, Oxford (2009-12). He had previously served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education) of the University of Western Australia, Warden of Trinity College at the University of Melbourne, and Fellow and Tutor in Politics at Merton College, Oxford.

    Dr Markwell has served as Senior Adviser on Higher Education to the Federal Minister for Education, and Senior Adviser to the Attorney-General and Leader of the Government in the Senate (2015-2017). He worked closely with Foreign Minister The Hon Julie Bishop MP on the development of the New Colombo Plan, which supports Australian undergraduates to study and undertake internships in the Indo-Pacific region.

    A political scientist, he has also published several books on international relations, constitutions and other political issues, higher education, and leadership.

    Dr Markwell has been an active Anglican layman for many years, including serving as a Lay Canon of St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, and St George’s Cathedral, Perth.

  • School Councillor Jon B North BA(UNSW) LLM(SYD)
    • Chairman of the Building and Development Committee
    • Member of the Nominations 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 in 2010. Mr North has two sons who have attended Cranbrook, with his youngest son still a current student.

  • School Councillor Katrina Rathie GAICD, B Com/LLB (UNSW)
    • Chair of Cranbrook Foundation
    • Member of the Nominations Committee

    Mrs Rathie is the Chair of Cranbrook Foundation and a Councillor of Cranbrook School.  Mrs Rathie is a non-executive director and corporate lawyer being the Partner in Charge, Sydney of law firm King & Wood Mallesons where she leads and manages the Sydney office.  Mrs Rathie has a pre-eminent reputation in the media, intellectual property and consumer law areas.  Mrs Rathie is a member of Chief Executive Women and serves as an independent non-executive director of charitable boards including Starlight Children’s Foundation of Australia, Osteoporosis Australia, the Advisory Board of Media Diversity Australia and the Diversity & Inclusion Committee of the Law Society of NSW.  She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Financial Management)/Laws degree from the University of NSW and is an Alumni Leader of UNSW Business School.

    Mrs Rathie was appointed as Chair of the Cranbrook Foundation Board in February 2019 and has been a director of the Foundation since 2017.  She attended St Michael’s Pre-School, before attending Ascham School.  She has three sons and has been a parent at Cranbrook for 20 years – two sons attended from St Mark's Pre-School to Year 12 with her youngest son being a current student at Cranbrook.  Mrs Rathie’s brother is an Old Cranbrookian. 

  • School Councillor Stephen J Rickwood Bsc Hons (De Montfort University) Dip FinPl. FAICD
    • President of the Cranbrook School Parents’ Association

    Mr Rickwood is a Director of Mason Stevens, an investment house in Sydney prior to which he was a Founder and Director of Reckon Ltd.

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

  • School Councillor Suzanne Williams BSc Hons (Syd), LLB (UNSW), FAICD
    • Member of the Nominations Committee

    For the last 16 years, Ms Williams has been a Senior Client Partner with the international talent management solutions business Korn Ferry International. Prior to joining Korn Ferry, Ms Williams was the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for the Sydney Organising Committee for the Olympic Games for five years. Ms Williams has also been a Partner in a national law firm and early in her career, a Medical Researcher.

    She is admitted as a Lawyer, and currently serves as Deputy President of Kambala School and as a Non-Executive Director of Opportunity International Australia. 

    Ms Williams was appointed to the School Council in 2016.  Her son attended Cranbrook from Kindergarten to Year 12.