EREA Board Profiles

Bobby Court

Bobby has worked in Catholic Education for 42 years and held senior leadership positions, including Principal. She has been a member of the Tasmanian Catholic Education Commission and the National Board of AHISA. She currently is a Registration Officer for the Office of the Education Registrar for Independent Schools in Tasmania and works as a principal advisor and appraiser for AHISA. Bobby currently serves on the boards of Southern Cross Care, Lady Gowrie, St Michael’s School and Veteran’s Children Education.

Mark Anderson

Mark is currently on the Board of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Council of the Friends of the Royal Botanic Gardens. He also has a number of Finance and Audit Committee memberships. Previous Board positions include Falls Creek Alpine Resort (chair for ten years), Melb International Festival of the Arts, Melb 2006 C’wealth Games Finance Committee and Docklands Finance Committee. Mark’s executive experience includes ten years as the CEO of Doutta Galla Aged Services, ten years at the City of Melbourne as Director of Finance and Corporate Services and four years the State Department of Treasury and Finance.

Vicki Clark

Vicki has extensive experience in advocacy and community development. She was the coordinator of Aboriginal Catholic Ministry (Archdiocese of Melbourne) for 25 years and a founding trustee of Opening the Doors Foundation. Vicki is a skilled facilitator and has run school workshops on Reconciliation. She was recently appointed by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs to the Victorian Treaty Working Party. In 2018 she was awarded an Order of Australia medal.

Fleur Hannen

Fleur has over 29 years’ experience in the Health and Aged Care Industry, during which time she has held various senior positions including CEO, General Manager Operations Manager and Managing Director. Fleurs experience includes organisational reviews, strategic planning, standards implementation, governance and risk and business systems implementation. Fleur previously served as Board Chair of St Dominic’s College, Penrith.

Dr Cathy Day

Cathy has been an educator for over forty years as a teacher and a principal in both primary and secondary schools in Queensland. Her most recent experience was Executive Director for Catholic Education in the Diocese of a Townsville. Cathy served thirteen years in the Queensland Commission for Catholic Education. She is the current Chairperson of the Tropical Brain and Mind Foundation and is the Director of the School of Meditation within the World Community for Christian Meditation.

Prof Alan Rix

Alan has previously served as chair of the board of the Edmund Rice Flexi Schools Network, and chair of the board of St Joseph’s College, Gregory Terrace, Brisbane. An Emeritus Professor of the University of Queensland, he worked as a professor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (in several different executive roles) at that University for 30 years. Alan has also served on many committees and boards in the education sector in Queensland and other states over the years and is currently on the board of the Ipswich Arts Foundation in Queensland.