SGSCC is committed to best practice in its obligations to Corporate Governance. The SGSCC Board members provide an appropriate mix of skills and experience from a diversity of backgrounds. We are proud to say that all of the College Board members serve SGSCC on a voluntary basis.

Patricia Carroll

  • Ex-Officio/ Secretary/Public Officer
  • CEO
  • Management / Training and Education

Patricia is the CEO, Founder and built St George & Sutherland Community College. She has held positions as teacher/tutor, manager and chief executive officer/general manager/principal in the manufacturing industry, New South Wales Technical and Further Education (TAFE), for private educational organisations and the New South Wales Adult and Community Education Sector.

Patricia founded and built the Kringen Association in 1979, a network of innovative classes for people with disabilities to enable them to pursue lifelong learning and the development of their full potential.

Nola Nutt

  • President – Community Representative
  • Dip. Teach (Dist.) B.Ed.(Credit) Dean’s List ( Uni. of Wollongong)

Nola grew up on a property in the North West Slopes of NSW. This gave her a broad education, useful business skills and strong family and community values.

Her teaching career spanned 40 years: 32 of these in Special Education; and 24 of those years as Principal of Special Schools.

Retired, Nola is involved in community activities with service and welfare organisations, including being a Life Member and Board Member of RecAbility (Parent to Parent Assoc.). Nola is currently the President of the Board of SGSCC, a position and institution she is unashamedly proud of.

James McDonald

  • Tutor Representative
  • College Tutor / Manager

Jim has been a Member of the College Board for over 10 years and is a former Tutor of Conversation Skills at SGSCC. After backpacking around the world for 12 months in the 70’s, Jim settled down and has been married for 34 years and has 3 adult children.

Trained as a Fitter and Machinist, with work experience in the aeronautical,elevator, mining, textile, and composite plastics industries. Jim is involved in sales for a Concrete pipe manufacturer, and has been in the Civil Construction industry for 38 years.

Kerry Jefferies

  • Community Representative
  • Diploma in Teaching Dip.Teach 1976
  • Graduate Diploma in Reading Education GDip.Ed 1979
  • Graduate Diploma in Teacher/Librarianship GDip.Teach(Lib)1982

Kerry has more than 30 years teaching experience including Primary School, Teacher Librarian, Children with Special Needs, Undergraduate students and conducting in-service courses for qualified teachers. For the last 10 years she has been involved in advocating and managing her daughter’s post school disability program. Kerry currently is a member of SGSCC disability Parent Advisory Committee

Graham Thom

  • Community Representative
  • Master of Education in Adult Education
  • Bachelor of Education in Adult Education (Human Resources Development)
  • BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • TAE40110 Certificate IV in Training and Assessment

Graham entered the Vocational Education and Training sector over twenty years ago on leaving the hospitality industry managing country house hotels in England. After delivering hospitality courses he opened a hospitality college in Sydney for indigenous students following which he owner operated his own Registered Training Organisation for twelve years.

Graham joined SGSCC as a casual trainer delivering courses in training and assessment and then joined the Workskills team as Assistant Manager with responsibility for compliance. He is now employed with UNICEF and is a proud member of Rotary Club of Sutherland.

Rebecca Wood

  • Community Representative
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com)

Rebecca has over 22 years' experience in key management and executive roles across a number of industries including local government, retail and property management and the airline industry with organisations such as Westfield, United Airlines and Sutherland Shire Council.

Her roles have provided a broad range of experience that includes facility and asset management, event management, management of projects, tenders and contracts, economic development, place management, tourism, sport services, community services, research and policy development, budget planning and revenue generation. Rebecca also has a keen understanding of the importance of building relationships and networks, workplace health and safety, staff development and customer service.

Rebecca has also served as a Board Member for Economic Development Australia NSW (EDA NSW), Cronulla Promotions Limited, Shirebiz, Southern Strength Agile Manufacturing Network (SSAMN) and Southern Sydney Business Education Network (SSBEN). Rebecca currently holds the position of Manager Business, Sport and Community Services with Sutherland Shire Council.

Linda Malusa

  • Nominated Membership

Linda has 25 years' experience working in in the Public Health Sector as a Registered Nurse. She has worked in increasingly senior clinical nursing roles primarily in the speciality of Older Peoples Mental Health and presently works as a Nurse Practitioner – Aged Care (State-wide) for the Justice Health and Forensic Mental Health Network. She holds a Bachelor of Health Science -Nursing, Master of Teaching -Primary, and Master of Mental Health Nursing -Nurse Practitioner.

She has also spent part of her career teaching as a casual teacher in NSW Public Education Primary Schools and currently teaches undergraduate and post graduate nursing students in the area of mental health nursing at the University of Sydney Susan Wakil Nursing School.

Donna McCade

  • Nominated Membership
  • Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Neuropsychology (DPsychClinNeuro)
  • Bachelor of Science in Psychology (BSc)
  • Graduate Diploma in Psychology (GradDipPsy)
  • Masters of Arts in Managing Human Resources (MA.MHR)
  • Bachelor of Business (B.Bus)

Donna has more than 20 years experience within the corporate sector in FMCG and professional services organisations, working in human resource management, and training and development roles across Australia and Europe. She transitioned into psychology more than 10 years and currently works as a Clinical Neuropsychologist in older adult mental health services.

Gary O’Rourke

  • Member Representative

Gary has had extensive experience in the disability and education sectors over a long period of time, during which time he has worked with a wide variety of government and non-government agencies.

He has also had involvement with the Disability Trust and Sylvanvale. Both these services provide support and training for a large number of people with disabilities.

Gary is also involved with NECA (National Electrical Communication Association) and St Vincent de Paul at Como providing community support.