Board of Governors

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Board of Governors

The College is governed by an honorary Board of Governors. The Board is the legal entity that constitutes the College and it is responsible for monitoring the College and assuring that it carries out its constitutional responsibilities such as setting policy, appointing the Principal, and approving the budget and major expenditure. Governors are either elected by the Synod of the Uniting Church, elected by the Board, elected by graduates of the College, elected by the Cromwell College Students' Association or elected by the Senate of the University. Life Governors maintain a continuing interest in the College.

Visitor Uniting Church QLD Moderator Rev David Baker
Chairman UC Synod Elected Dr Joe Goodall
Deputy Chair Board Elected Dr Janet Porter
Treasurer UQ Senate Rep to be confirmed
Secretary UC Synod Elected Mr Ben de Jong
UC Synod Elected Rev Peter Lockhart
  UC Synod Elected  Ms Dayrelle Abbey
  UC Synod Elected Ms Judy Young 

Board Elected Mr Richard Shannon
  Board Elected Mr Andrew Betts 
Board Elected Dr Stuart Bade
Board Elected Hon Justice John Logan RFD

Board Elected Mr Eric McChesney-Clark
  Past Students Elected
Mr Ben Durance 
  Past Students Elected  Ms Joanne Landmark 
  Elected Students' Association  Ms Samantha Crisp
Ex officio Principal / CEO Mr Ross Switzer
Ex officio Students' Association President Ms Lillian Horneman-Wren

Cromwell Staff Team

Senior Management

Mr Ross Switzer Principal / CEO
Mr Michael Crome Deputy Principal 
Ms Krishna Stanton Dean of Students
Mr Jason March Business Manager

Resident Staff Support Team

Mr Dominic Retschlag
Mr Steven Laing   

Middle Management Team

Mr Matthew Thurecht Executive Chef
Mr Neil Yarrow Maintenance Manager

Administration Team

Ms Robyn Slater Registrar
Ms Tania Dempsey Reception / Community Relations
Mrs Heather Ebertson Assistant Business Manager

Catering Team

Mr David Forgan Head Chef
Ms Chloe Baldock Catering Attendant

Housekeeping Team

Eaton Services Group

Maintenance and Grounds Team

Mr Kevin Bailey   
Mr Davin Harris   


Student Leadership Team (Appointed by Principal)      

Resident Assistants

Jordan Byrne Bottom Begbie
Hannah Amey Top Thatcher
Ally Molachino Mid Han
Kimberley Gunther Top Han
Flynn McConnell Mid Dowling
Will Payne Bottom Han
Anna Murley Mid Begbie
Kaitlyn McNeil Top Dowling
Rebecca Grace Top Begbie
Patrick Morrison Bottom Cock
Elly Domrow Top Cock
Charlie Oliver Bottom Dowling
Mark Land Lockley / House
Callum Breetzke Bottom North
James Boyce Bottom Thatcher
Tori Elliot Top North
Alanna Efstathis Mid Cock
James Porteous Jarvis


Senior Academic Tutor Isabelle Jurss
O Week Coordinator Kaleb Jeynes
Events Without Alcohol tba
Spiritual Enquiry Callum Breetzke/Cullam Wiseman
Representatives Joelle Cullen/Madeline Parise

Academic Mentors

Hamish Williams
Sidney Blake

Business, Economics and Law (BEL) Faculty
Callum Breetzke
Cassia Gulley

Engineering, Architecture & Information Technology (EAIT)
Kiara McIntyre
Molly Miles
Health and Behavioural Sciences (HBS)
Madeline Parise
Nicola Chaney

Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS)
Tiana Sheehy
Connor Shelton
Medical and Biomedical Sciences / Science (MBSS)
Information Technology Advisors            
  Liam Henderson
  Komei Jo
  Filip Juricev-Martincev 
  Andrew McKewen 
  Aiden Mayne 
  Cullam Wiseman 
  Callum Breetzke 

Student Leadership Team (Elected by Students)

Students’ Association Executive

President Lillian Horneman-Wren
Vice President Kaitlyn McNeil
Secretary Samuel Bebendorf
Treasurer James Boyce
Female Sports Convener Lily Dargusch-Haig
Male Sports Convener Charlie Oliver
Cultural Convener Hannah Amey
Media Rep / The Lion Oscar Crisp
Social Conveners Jasmine Burr

Oran O'Sullivan

Trevor O'Connell
ICC Representative Chelsea Blauberg
Board of Governors Rep Samantha Crisp
O Week Coordinator Kaleb Jeynes
O Week Committee Tom Atkinson
  Adam Wormington
  Ioanna Vinaccia
  Lucy Ribbe Kelso
  Jacinta Thefs
Shop Team Adam Wormington

William Ambrose
  Finlay Kroon
  Declan King
  Tiernan Halpin