Board of Directors

The Edmund Rice Foundation (Australia) is governed by a Board according to the constitution. Directors of the Company are elected by the members at the Annual General Meeting. The Directors oversee the functioning of the Foundation and have ultimate responsibility for legal and financial management, including how funds are raised, invested and disbursed.

Mr Peter Murphy – Chairman

Peter is a Chartered Accountant who for the past 20 years has worked in the recruitment industry. He is widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading senior executive recruiters and was recently named Australia’s Best Recruiter. He has served on numerous committees for the Queensland branch of the Institute of Chartered Accountants culminating in him being the Queensland State Chairman in 2005. Peter is Co-Chairman of the St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace Cardinals committee. He has served on several charitable organisations committees over the years and he joined the National Board for ERFA in 2012.

Mr Michael Fernon – Deputy Chairman

Michael has extensive experience in most areas of commercial practice, particularly in relation to superannuation and funds management, corporate finance and fundraising and mergers and acquisitions. Admitted to practice in 1974, Michael has been a principal in law firms since 1977. He has also been a director of several public companies and provided extensive pro bono support. Michael has a long sporting history with St Kevin’s Old Collegians. Michael was a Trustee of the former Christian Brothers’ Foundation for Charitable Works.


Ms Christina Longmire

Christina is a certified accountant who has worked within the industry for over 18 years.  Christina brings a wealth of experience to Edmund Rice Education Australia as the College Accountant to St Joseph’s College, Manager of Accounting Services for the Trustees of The Christian Bros (QLD & NT).  She has a Bachelor of Commerce with Griffith University and is a member of CPA Australia, NTAA (National Tax & Accountant’s Association), ASBA (Association of School Business Administrators Australia) and CEBA Inc (Catholic Education Business Administrators Victoria.

Mr Tony Coates

Tony is a company director and consultant providing management and strategic advice to private and public sector clients. He has been involved in managing voluntary organisations for over 25 years. Tony joined the Board in 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Building from UNSW (majoring in Quantity Surveying) and is a past member of Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors. Tony has extensive experience in Australian banking and property industries.

Mr Simon Lockyer

Simon is a past student of St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace. He has an exceptional reputation in the not-for-profit sector throughout Australia. Simon was a Founding Director of a very prominent Queensland Charity called Youngcare. He is also co-founder and Marketing Director of Everyday Hero, an Australian pioneer of Software as a Service fundraising technologies. Simon has an extensive background in assisting foundations and charities to build a strong strategic and visioning platform.

Mr Mark Sawle

Mark is Headmaster of Aquinas College in Perth, Western Australia. He has close to 30 years’ experience in school education in teaching and educational leadership and holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Management. Mark is a member of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders and in Western Australia the Catholic Secondary Principals Association and the Private Schools Association. Within Aquinas Mark chairs the College Leadership Team and Board Education Policy Committee.



Ms Marianne Roux

Marianne has over 20 years’ experience as a Senior People and Culture Executive, a Senior OD and Leadership consultant, an Executive Coach and a Business School Lecturer. She is the Principal of Silverstone Edge Consulting and her previous roles included Managing Director of Redstone Consulting Partners and Executive General Manager of People and Culture at Cricket Australia. Marianne has worked for organisations including Mercer, Deloitte, Stellenbosch Business School, Woolworths Foods, PwC and Accenture. She has global experience including in Africa and Asia and her NFP experience includes work with the Cancer Council of Australia, YSAS and Yalari. Marianne has also worked in leadership development for World Vision (SEA) and Hagar (Cambodia).

Mr Alan Zammit AM

Alan has over 45 years experience in urban, regional and community development and offers corporate and property advisory services as managing director of UPDM.

He chairs the Board of Mulpha Norwest and Norwest Association limited and is a director of Affordable Community Housing Limited, Affordable Community Housing Alliance Tasmania and Wentwest Limited. Alan is also an independent member of the Audit and Risk Committees for a number of NSW government agencies and as a member of the Western Sydney Parkland Trust Board. He acts as chair of the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta Property Council and member of the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta Finance Council.

Alan was previously a member of the national board of Edmund Rice Education Australia, chair of St Gabriel’s School for Hearing Impaired Children Advisory Board, member of Parramatta Diocese Catholic Schools Council and director and treasurer of Westmead Medical Research Foundation.

Br Peter Clinch

Peter has been a Christian Brother for 40 years.  He is a trained secondary school teacher and has also been involved with Edmund Rice Camps since 1981. Peter has held leadership and administrative roles with the Christian Brothers and he is currently the Province Leader of the Christian Brothers Oceania Province. Prior to this role, he was a pastoral worker with people seeking asylum to Australia. Peter has completed studies in theology and spirituality and was a Trustee of the previous Christian Brothers Foundation for Charitable Works.

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