Heatherton Christian College is served by a volunteer Board. Each member brings expertise, passion and vision to the leadership of the College at the highest level. Each board member is a current or past parent of children at Heatherton Christian College.
Bachelor of Law – University of Melbourne
Member of the Law Institute of Melbourne
Corporate & Commercial Lawyer
Admitted to the bar as a Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of Victoria on the 4th of November 1998.
Sharm’s areas of expertise are in corporate and commercial law. Sharm has specific skills in contract negotiation, franchising, legal compliance, and leasing. She currently works as an in-house corporate lawyer at Miele Australia Pty Ltd. Legal compliance, drafting legal contracts, contract negotiation, leasing and providing legal advice to senior management are some of the main responsibilities within my current role.
Masters of Business and Law
Bachelor of Applied Science (MedRad)
Grad. Dip in Christian Studies
Shane is the Chief Executive Officer of St Kilda Community Housing Ltd. He has significant not-for-profit management and governance experience, both in Australia and internationally. In addition, Shane has been closely involved with philanthropy’s contemporary response to affordable housing and homelessness; including being a member of government advisory panels. He was in senior management at RACV Ltd., where he operated RACV’s Community Foundation, and before that in senior management at the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation. Shane’s brings his experience and expertise in governance and leadership, in both business and Christian ministry, to the HCC Board.
Masters of Education (Leadership)
Bachelor of Education
Diploma of Teaching
Peter is the current Principal of Heatherton Christian. He has been part of the HCC teaching staff since the school started in 1999, taking over as Principal in October 2001. He has over 30 years’ experience in education as a primary and secondary teacher and as Principal. He has served two terms on the state council of Christian Schools Australia and is a member of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders. He is currently completing his Masters of Education (due for completion in August 2018). Peter is passionate about HCC and seeing every student succeed.
Masters of Business Administration
Bachelor of Commerce MBA
Grant is Chief Executive Officer and National Board Member of Gadens, and a Pay Equity Ambassador of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. He has over 20 years of leadership, executive and senior management expertise in professional services firms, having advised and worked with a large number of leading law firms. An advocate of values-based leadership, Grant has specialist expertise in strategy, organisational governance and performance, leadership development and culture transformation. He has held a number of external advisory roles following a background in management consulting.
Gary Lisbon (Chairman)
Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
Former Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants (now lapsed)
Managing Director of GOLFSelect, Golf Event Management business
Gary brings to the board a wide range of skills developed in the accounting field having worked with KMPG for a number of years before moving into industry working as a financial controller for a large importer. 21 years ago Gary and his wife Maureen established GOLFSelect, one of Australia’s most respected golf event managers. Gary is the managing director of this business.
Pastor Dan Parker
Senior Pastor of Kingston City Church
Bachelor of Ministry
Chairman of CRC Churches Victoria & Tasmania
Chairman of Christian Resource Ministries Inc
Dan is leading a large local church in south-east Melbourne with other congregations in Wyndham and Northcote. He is also the leader of a denomination with sixty churches in southern Australia. Dan has a broad experience in working with executive teams, managing leaders and setting vision and mission for Christian organisations. He is involved in supporting church leaders in Fiji, Turkey and South Sudan. He brings experience and passion for faith-based education.
Dr Rachael Prince
PhD at Swinburne University of Technology
Bachelor of Civil Engineering with honours at Swinburne University of Technology
Certificate IV Theology and Christian Ministry at Stairway College
Rachael is a Senior Policy Officer and Project Manager at Environment Protection Authority. She has a PhD by research, and experience working in the public service, consulting, water utilities, and academia. She is an experienced facilitator, problem solver and presenter having given papers at international conferences, spoken at high-schools, lectured at university and run stakeholder workshops.
Master of Business Administration
Fellow and Chartered Marketer (CIM UK)
Business Manager of Christian Resource Ministries Inc (Manager of Heatherton Christian College)
Dishan brings general management and strategic business development skills from his 18-year tenure in NYK Group, Japan’s leading supply chain and logistics solutions company, having held positions as CEO of NYK Logistics Sri Lanka and State Manager Vic/Tas/SA of NYK Logistics (International) Australia.
Answering God’s call to a “purpose driven” career, he is passionate about Christ centred education and discipleship of children to achieve their full potential.
Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
His current role is an Enterprise Solution Architect in a leading Superannuation company.
His skills include leading and building IT Strategy, Architecture & Design for complex enterprises in the Financial Services domain.