College Board and Governance


St Philip's College is incorporated as a company limited known as St Philip's College Alice Springs.

The College Board meets at least eight times a year, and holds an annual retreat, to discuss strategic issues for the College and to monitor the implementation of the College Strategic Plan.

St Philip's College Board consists of between six and nine directors. Two of the directors are appointed by the Uniting Church. The Principal, who is in effect the CEO of the company, is not a director, but actively participates in all Board meetings. The Board is not a stakeholder representative body, rather it is a “skills-based” Board. The Business Manager acts as Company Secretary.

The Board of the College is appointed by the members of St Philip's College Alice Springs.

No members or directors are remunerated in any form for their services as members or directors.

St Philip's College Alice Springs is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

The constitution of St Philip's College Alice Springs can be found here.


The current directors are:

All the above directors are also members of St Philip's College Alice Springs. Other current members are our Guardian Members, Mrs Jan Heaslip OAM and Mr Chris Tudor AM, and a member appointed by the Uniting Church Northern Synod.


Members of the Leadership Team at St Philip’s College are:



The Strategic Plan for St Philip's College was launched in April 2018, and looks to the future as we prepare our students to flourish, contribute and care in a rapidly changing world. 

The document is a direct result of consultation and prescribing achievable intentions. Download a copy of the St Philip's College Adaptive Strategic Framework.


This document is to guide strategy and ongoing development of practice. It is a strategic document, which provides high-level guidance. It will be reviewed each year as we learn and build towards best achieving our purpose - preparing students to flourish, contribute and care in a rapidly changing world and will drive wider strategic and education implementation plans. Download a copy of the St Philip's College Educational Framework.