School Council

School Council

Welcome from the Chairman

The School Council is dedicated to supporting a strategic direction which not only builds a vibrant, world-class educational facility but that promotes personal achievement, self-confidence and strong Christian values within a supportive learning environment.

St Hilda’s School is the custodian of tomorrow’s leaders; we are responsible for ensuring that each student understands her self-worth and is given the opportunity to reach her fullest potential.

The School Council takes this responsibility seriously. Through responsible financial management and innovative education policy, the Council is working to ensure that the spiritual, emotional, psychological, academic and physical growth of each student is the hallmark of St Hilda’s School.

I hope that you will take the time to explore our website where you will see students and staff engaged in many wonderful and inspiring learning experiences.

Meet members of School Council

St Hilda’s School is owned by the Diocese of Brisbane and the School Council is appointed by the Archbishop in Council. The major functions of the School Council are the appointment of the School Principal, the annual budget and school policy. The day-to-day running of the school is the responsibility of the Principal, acting in the role of Chief Executive Officer.

Chairman – Professor Susan Brandis, BOccThy, BBus(Health Admin), FCHSE, CHE


  • Mr Tom Betts, BA(UCSB), MA(Intl Relations) (Bond), PGDipEduc (UNE)
  • The Reverend Dan Talbot BBus(M’Ment&Mkt),GradDipTh, MArts (Theology)
  • Mr Michael Beddoes, BBus (Hons), FCA, SSA
  • The Rev Michael Uptin, MEcon,BFinAdmin,BTh,DipMinistry
  • Ms Michelle Dicks (St Hilda’s Old Girl 2009)
  • Ms Terri Mottershead LLB (Hons) (QIT), GradDipLegal Prac. (QIT), LLM (UQ), MBA(Dist) (UW)
  • Professor Debra Henly Pro Vice Chancellor, Griffith Sciences, Griffith University BSc PhD
  • Mr Paul Salter, St Hilda’s School Business Manager, GradDipMgmtTech, GradCertMgmtTech, A/DipBusAcc,MPM, GCertTh, GAICD, GMC(Bond)
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