The St Hilda’s Foundation was established to bring life changing opportunities to young women, their families and the community.


Inspiring extraordinary young women to reach their full potential.


To bring life changing opportunities to young women, their families and the community.


Connect, inspire & empower. Create opportunities for young women to reshape their future.

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Meet the Board Members

Mr Luke Henderson - Chair
Mr Heath Hill
Mrs Mia Behlau
Cr Cameron Caldwell
Michael Beddoes
Ms Samantha Hogan
Mrs Alana Morris
Mrs Corinne Brown
Mr Paul Salter - Executive/ Secretary
Mr Luke Henderson - Chair

Board member since 2018, Chair since 2020.

Luke is a born and bred Gold Coaster. As a licenced real estate agent and auctioneer, he operates the highly successful Professionals Mermaid Beach employing 25 people within his sales and property management business. Luke has sold many of the Gold Coast’s most valuable homes and won some of the industry’s largest awards.

Luke’s hard work and positive reputation have seen him regularly named as one of the Gold Coast’s top 100 most influential people. Being a big supporter of the local community, he is a current board member of Gold Coast Turf Club, Convenor of Nobby Beach Neighbourhood Watch, and is involved in several of the Coast’s Surf Lifesaving Clubs, Mermaid Beach Bowls Club and two Neighbourhood Watch groups.

Luke is passionate about the horse racing and breeding industry, previously being recognised as one of Australia’s 40 most influential under 40. His achievements include part ownership of winners of some of Australia’s greatest horse races including Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup and Golden Slipper.

Married to Justine, Luke is the proud father of four St Hilda’s girls and is passionate about making a positive difference in the lives of the young women of St Hilda’s.

Mr Heath Hill

Board member since 2020

Heath has over 20 years’ experience in the investment industry and is the Managing Partner of the Gold Coast office of Morgans Financial Limited; Australia’s largest national full-service retail stockbroking and wealth management firm.

Prior to moving to the Gold Coast, Heath was a partner in the Townsville office of Morgans, as well as an Adjunct Lecturer at James Cook University, where he lectured in personal portfolio management and investment analysis.

Heath is a principal member of the Managed Office Advisory Board (representing the interests of all 60 branches within the Morgans network) and sits on various governance committees within that structure. He is also a former Director of Morgans Philanthropy Limited.

Outside of his involvement with Morgans, Heath is the President and Chairman of the Bond University Rugby Club, a Community Member of Bond University Limited, a member of the Perry Cross Spinal Research Foundation and the former Chairman of the Rainbow Town Early Learning Centre in Robina.

Married to Sarah, Heath has two sons at TSS and a daughter at St Hilda’s and is an active participant and sponsor within both school communities.

Mrs Mia Behlau

Board member since 2020

Mia is a St Hilda’s Foundation board member, holding the position since 2020. Mia is a well-regarded Gold Coast solicitor with 20 years’ experience in commercial litigation and dispute resolution and is a Partner of a leading Gold Coast Law firm. Mia is known for her professionalism and commercial application to resolving disputes.

As a third generation Gold Coaster, Mia is a passionate supporter of the Gold Coast Community. She sits on the board of Gold Coast Basketball, is the immediate Past President of the Gold Coast District Law Association, former Vice President of Women of Influence and is a regular contributor to stakeholder discussions with the Queensland Law Society. She maintains close ties to Bond and Griffith Universities and contributes by assisting law graduates with their transition into the legal industry.

Mia is a proud mother of three, with two daughters attending St. Hilda’s School and a son who graduated from TSS. She is married to Gold Coast solicitor, Ron Behlau. Mia is passionate about the advancement of education for young women and is committed in her efforts to uphold the philosophy adopted by the St. Hilda’s Foundation.

Cr Cameron Caldwell

Board member since 2020

Cameron is the representative for Division 4 on Gold Coast City Council having been first elected in 2012. Cameron has held the position of Chair of the Planning and Environment Committee for his entire tenure in Council.

Cameron joined the St Hilda’s Foundation in 2020 and is passionate about advancing the initiatives of the Foundation in providing the very best opportunities for learning and in the lives of young women.

Cameron is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and mediator and was admitted to practise law in 2003.

Cameron is married to his wife Lauren, and has two children Mackenzie, who is a student at St Hilda’s, and Clementine.

Michael Beddoes

Board member since 2017

Michael graduated from the University of Technology Sydney with First Class Honours and has been working with his clients for close to 30 years providing accounting, taxation and financial planning advice.

Michael has been a Partner of MBA since its inception in 2001 and during this time he has seen long-term growth in this business. His client base is diverse and covers many different types of businesses, industries and professions.

With a special interest in self-managed superannuation funds and retirement planning, he enjoys developing strategies to help clients manage their funds and meet their retirement goals.

In his spare time, Michael enjoys surfing, watching his favourite NRL team, the Canterbury Bulldogs and hanging with his favourite four-legged friend, Elli.

Michael is also a current member of St Hilda’s School Council and is one of two Council representatives on the Foundation Board.

Ms Samantha Hogan

BCom(Accounting), BProperty(Valuation)

Board member since 2023.

Samantha is a St Hilda's Old Girl and is currently the Program Manager for Scheduled Care and Contracts for the Division of Surgery and Critical Care at Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service, where her role involves providing strategic, managerial and analytical support to the General Manager of the division across various health agendas, including the Clinical Subcontracting (Outsourcing) program for the health service, elective surgery waitlist management and project management.

Samantha earned her degrees in Commerce (Accounting) and Property and Sustainable Development (Property Valuation) from Bond University and worked initially as a Senior Accountant at KPMG prior to moving towards financial and data analyst roles in both the private and public healthcare sectors in Queensland.

In addition to her day job, Samantha is a keen artist and illustrator, and started her small business ‘Samantha Hogan Illustration’ in 2020 to honour her creative passions. Choosing to use predominantly pencils and pigmented inks, her style is a contemporary blend between fashion and realism with a fun and flirty energy becoming a central theme of her work. She aims to capture special moments in life via bespoke commission-based artworks for individuals, commercial partnerships, and live event illustrations. Samantha is inspired by bold, creative individuals, fashion, travel and current affairs.

Mrs Alana Morris

Board member since 2024.

Alana is a St Hilda's Old Girl and is a management consultant to both private and public sector organisations. Alana’s focus and passion is to support leaders, teams and organisations to maximise their potential and execute their strategy in highly complex environments.

Her focus has been in the areas of enterprise transformation (people and culture related), leadership development, organisational capability, strategic facilitation and change management.

Alana completed her tertiary studies at Griffith University (Business Communication and Human Resource Management) and spent her early career in the health industry, supporting strategic workforce initiatives and helping to build the capability of its frontline leaders. In recent years, Alana has partnered with Senior Executives of the Queensland Academy of Sport to enable their 2032 vision of 'Inspiring Extraordinary Sporting Success' and is currently the Change Manager on a significant transformation program at Queensland Treasury.

Alana lives on the Gold Coast with her husband and two children, and enjoys all that this beautiful city has to offer.

Mrs Corinne Brown

Board member since 2024.

St Hilda’s graduate of 1997, and current St Hilda’s and TSS parent, Corinne is a proud Old Girl and passionate about supporting the Foundation to offer opportunities to inspiring young women, their families and the community.

Corinne has over 25 years of experience in the marketing and comms space including radio, project management, strategic communications, marketing, advertising, communications, public relations, event management, marketing strategy, and corporate relations.

With a passion for strategic marketing, communications, brand development and stakeholder engagement, Corinne currently works as Head of Engagement for the Franchise Council of Australia.

Corinne also owns and runs a strategic marketing consultancy, with clients ranging from Royal Caribbean International, membership organisations, charities, national childcare centre groups, accounting firms, and law firms. In 2022, Corinne and her husband created a non-alcoholic distillery creating non-alc spirits which are now ranged across Australia.

In her spare time, Corinne loves spending time with her family and kitten Gary, travelling, volunteering and renovating her old Queenslander.

Mr Paul Salter - Executive/ Secretary

GradCertMgmtTech, GradDipMgmtTech, A/DipBusAcc, MPM, GCertTh, GAICD, GMC(Bond)

Appointed as Secretary 2013.

Paul Salter is the Director of Operations at St Hilda’s School and Secretary of the School Council. He is also the Executive Officer/Secretary of the St Hilda’s Foundation and Executive Officer of Carey Lane Early Learning Centre.

Paul has worked in Senior Executive roles for almost 30 years, with extensive experience in managing medium to large, multifaceted organisations in a range of industries including education, local government, and private sector utilities. His areas of expertise have focussed on Governance, Strategy, Finances, Legal, Risk, Project Management, Change Management, and Culture.

With an outstanding ability to think critically, strategically and systematically to evaluate and solve complex problems, he has a proven track record of achieving project deliverables.

Married to Natalie, he has two adult children and one grandson.

Foundation Ammonite Grants

Grants and Internships are available to students entering Year 11, made possible by St Hilda’s Foundation in partnership with News Corp, the Gold Coast Suns, QScan and Triple Eight Race Engineering.

Each Grant awards the recipient with the opportunity to complete a 2-week internship; an opportunity to gain valuable experience and assist with the student’s relationship and/or application with the corresponding business after their graduation.

Each Grant includes financial support to assist the successful student’s endeavours, thanks to the generous donors of St Hilda’s Foundation.

St Hilda's Foundation Scholarship

On 5 May 2022 St Hilda’s Foundation held our first ever Giving Day. With the generosity of our community, the help of our matchers and the Foundation, over $207,000 was raised for St Hilda’s Foundation, for the purpose of a Foundation Scholarship.

Your gift has enabled us to enhance a young girl’s life. We are thrilled to announce that we can offer a St Hilda’s Foundation Scholarship to a young woman, that otherwise would not have been able to consider the St Hilda’s experience achievable.

Our inaugural recipient is excited to be joining St Hilda's in Year 10 in 2023.

The St Hilda's Foundation Scholarship provides full remission of tuition fees, entering Year 10. 2024 applications open November 2022.


St Hilda's Foundation, together with our partners and sponsors, host several exciting events each year.

  • Festival of the Arts - NEW
  • Foundation Race Day
  • Giving Day
  • Foundation Business Luncheon
  • Foundation Golf Day

Each event is aimed at raising funds to bring life changing opportunities to young women, their families and the community. We invite the St Hilda's School and St Hilda's Foundation community to connect through these events.