Board of Governors

The Hale School Board of Governors provides oversight in the operation and strategic direction of the School. The Board works closely with the Headmaster on setting the policy and planning for the long-term benefit of Hale.

Mr Mark Foster (Board Chair, 2014-23)

Mark Foster (1984-89) holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Bachelor of Laws, and is also a member of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA). Mark is the Managing Partner at law firm Steinepreis Paganin. Mark has extensive experience in capital raisings and other corporate and commercial matters. Mark has three sons who are past and current students at Hale. 

Mrs Sue Daubney (2016-21)

Sue Daubney is the Managing Director of Bannister Downs Dairy in Northcliffe. In 2006, she was awarded the Telstra Business Women’s Innovation Award for WA and was winner of the First Amongst Equals at the WA Business News 40 Under 40 for 2010. Sue has been a Deputy Chair of the South West Development Commission and sat on various Boards and Committees. Sue has a Bachelor of Science (Biological), Bachelor of Nursing and a Post Graduate Diploma in Education and has presented on behalf of Australia at the G20 Agricultural Summit (2016) in China. Sue is the parent of two boys, who are past and current Hale boarding students. 

Mr Patrick Flint (2018-22)

Patrick Flint (1972-82) is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and the Australian Institute of Company Directors, holding a Bachelor of Commerce and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business. He has been involved in the resources sector for the past 25 years and has significant experience in corporate matters, project development and financing, and corporate governance. Patrick has two sons who are past and current Hale students. 

Mr John Garland (2015-20)

John Garland (1972-76) holds an MBA in International Business and Finance, and degrees in Real Estate Management. With over 30 years’ experience in the property industry he specialises in the commercial and investment sector. His rural background also has him heavily involved in regional WA. John served as a member and then President of the Old Haleians’ Association from 2002 to 2015, and is the father of a Young Haleian.

Most Rev Kay Goldsworthy, AO (2018-ongoing)

Archbishop Kay Goldsworthy serves on the Board as a visitor in her capacity as Archbishop of Perth. She was ordained Deaconess in 1984 and Deacon in 1986. She worked in Melbourne parishes before being appointed Chaplain to Perth College in 1988. Kay then served as Archdeacon of Fremantle, Archdeacon of Perth, Assistant Bishop and then elected as the diocesan bishop of the Diocese of Gippsland. In the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours list, Archbishop Kay was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO). Elected as the 8th Archbishop of Perth and Metropolitan, Kay was installed as the first female archbishop in the Anglican Church of Australia in February 2018.

Mr Paul House (2016-21)

Paul House (1984-88) holds a Bachelor of Commerce, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. Paul is a senior leader with 30 years’ experience in management, operations, strategy and governance across a wide range of industries. Paul is currently Chief Executive Officer of Imdex Limited, a global mining-tech company. Paul is a current Hale parent. 

Mr Simon Kelsall (2020-24)

Simon Kelsall (1986-90) graduated from the Muresk Institute of Curtin University with an Associate Diploma in Agriculture. Since graduating, Simon and his family have run a mixed farming enterprise in Boddington, including cropping and merino sheep. Simon is the father of two past and current Hale boarding students.

Ms Tracy Meredith (2015-22)

Since her involvement in the establishment and development of The Fred Hollows Foundation, Tracy Meredith moved to regional WA where she was a ministerial-appointed Director of a State Government Board, the Wheatbelt Development Commission. She has a broad background and experience in providing health services (nursing and psychology), strategic planning and policy development of health service delivery, regional development and not-for-profit organisations. Currently, she is a Non-Executive Director with Red Nose Australia. Tracy assists in running the family’s mixed agricultural enterprise in Duranillin and has a son at Hale.

Rev Richard Pengelley (2015-22)

Rev Richard Pengelly is a former dual Olympian, World Championships player and captain of the Australian water polo team. He holds a Bachelor of Physical Education, a Graduate Diploma in Education and a Bachelor of Divinity. His career began as a Physical Education teacher and then Chaplain of Hale School. He later became Chaplain of St George’s College, UWA and the WA Institute of Sport; Rector of St Nicolas’ Carine-Duncraig; Assistant Chaplain and Director of Service Learning at Christ Church Grammar School; Associate Professor of Sports Science at UWA (now an Adjunct Lecturer); Chair of True Blue Dreaming and Special Olympics WA; Dean of St George’s Cathedral and currently Chaplain of St Mary’s Anglican Girls School. 

Mr Tim Urquhart (2018-22)

Tim Urquhart (1974-78) is an executive and non-executive director with more than 35 years of corporate experience internationally in infrastructure and complex property development.  He holds a Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) from UWA and is currently Director of Property Facilities and Development at Curtin University. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Amana Living aged care and a member of the John Curtin Gallery Advisory Board. Tim’s son is a recent Hale graduate.

Mr Richard Whiting (2017-20)

Richard Whiting (1973-78) holds a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science) and Graduate Diploma in Finance. He brings over 30 years’ experience in management, information technology and telecommunications. Richard is currently the Chief Executive Officer of NodeOne Internet.

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