SGSCC Board

SGSCC Board

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.

Loraine Hedges

  • Nominated Representative
  • Member of SGSCC disAbility Parent Advisory Committee

Loraine is the mother of two children with an intellectual disability who have attended the college for over 20years. In that time Loraine has been part of the Parent Advisory Committee since its inception and a member of the board since 2001.

Mike Schrafft

  • Community Representative
  • Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Chartered Accountancy

Mike is an experienced Director and Senior Executive with over thirty years in change management or organisational rationalisation in both the printing and event management sectors, with both international organisations and SMEs.

Currently employed in an event management company as Principle/Owner and associated IT development business. Mike is further involved as an investor in a unique start up IT project involving the improvement of road/marine safety and exhibition technology. He has been involved in the NFP sector as an Executive Director of the NSW Rugby Union, sports administration, Family Services and current board position with SGSCC.

Linda Hurst

  • Membership Representative
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc)
  • Diploma of Education (Dip.Ed)
  • Master of Commerce (M.Com)

Linda has more than 30 years' experience having held key management and executive roles across diverse B2C and B2B industries including FMCG, retail, hospitality, building products and property management. Organisations include Kimberly Clark, Goodman Fielder, Darrell Lea, James Hardie and Westfield.

Linda currently works in Centre Management with Scentre Group.

David Ball

  • Membership Representative
  • Sales & Marketing

With an education in Marketing, Management, Sales and Ministry, David has over 40 years' experience in shipping and global trade services, general management, liner management, marketing, sales business development, inter line negotiations, global account management, supply chain, logistics and mentoring.

David brings a wide experience from the competitive commercial world and global business to the board to throw different perspectives for enhancing the management.

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.