Our Board of Directors are responsible for Melbourne High School Foundation’s overall performance and compliance, providing strategic direction, effective governance and leadership.
Our constitution provides the governance structure in which the management of the Foundation is vested in our Board of Directors. A copy of our constitution is available here.
John Wertheimer AM RFD – President
Qualifications: FRMIT, B Econ, CPEng
Experience: Army Officer, Managing Director, Engineer, Project Management, Management Consultant, Chairman
Mark Taft – Vice President
Qualifications: BA(Hons) LLB
Experience: Judge, Barrister 1989-2008. Senior Counsel. Former Vice-Chairman, Criminal Bar Association. Former President, Melbourne High School Council.
Michael Hills – Director & Former Treasurer
Qualifications: B.Ec.(Hons); CPA; Registered Tax Agent; Advanced Management Programme – Australian Administrative Staff College
Experience: Senior Economics; Corporate Planning; Managerial & Financial Control positions in major Australian Bank; 18 years experience in not-for-profit sector; Former Director, Company Secretary & Treasurer Foundation Boroondara Ltd; recently Director and Company Secretary Canterbury Surrey Hills Community Finance Ltd; Director and Company Secretary Boroondara Cares Foundation Ltd;former Treasurer Melbourne High School Council.
Noel Moloney – Treasurer & Former Secretary
Qualifications: B.Comm (University of Qld); CPA
Experience: Thirty years in government areas of finance, budgeting, strategic planning, internal auditing, securities administration, strategic reviews, program evaluations, policy, state and national committees, and statistics; former manager of the compilation of Victorian Courts’ statistics in the Department of Justice, and Treasurer Melbourne High School Council.
Simon Evans – Director
Qualifications: Bachelor of Architecture – Melbourne University
Experience: Simon has most recently been working with the Australian Property Management on various residential, retail, student accommodation and subdivisional projects, as well as with the Marriner Group, on the Hook Island Wilderness Resort in the Whitsunday Islands.
Sam Theodore – MHSOBA Representative
Qualifications: Master of Practicing Accounting – Monash University, Bachelor of Business – Banking and Finance – Monash University, Senior Associate – SA Fin (FINSIA) – Financial Services Institute of Australasia, MIPA AFA – (IPA) Institute of Public Accountants
Experience: Senior Dealer Foreign Exchange – CPA; Senior Manager, Financial Risk Management Group, Ernst & Young, Director Capital Markets Group, Deloitte; Global Practice Leader, Internal Audit, ANZ, Director of Finance & Treasurer, Oakleigh Grammar. Australian Paralympic Head Coach for Goalball (1987 to 2002), Director Blind Sports Australia.
Jeremy Ludowyke – MHS School Council
Qualifications: MA, Dip Ed., Grad Dip. Ed (Policy and Administration)
Experience: School Principal, Teacher, Department of Education 35 years, Principal, Department of Education 21 years including financial management, corporate governance and human resource management training and experience.
Anita Hopkins – Observer
Qualification: MBA, GradDipPol, GradCertSocSci (Philanthropy), MAICD
Experience: Executive Officer, Philanthropy Advisor, Management Consultant, Product Development, Strategic Planning
Chitra Amaradasa – Observer
Qualifications: BA, LLB (Hons), LLM
Pei Chi Lau – Observer
Profession: Certified Practicing Accountant
Experience: Years of experience in finance across various industries including oil and gas, media, government – Department of Primary Industries, insurance and a major bank in Australia. Business Manager in Hospitality.