The Governance

In 1982, Riverview Church (then known as Rhema Family Church), established Regent College. Regent College is governed by the Regent College Inc. Board.

The functions of the Regent College Inc. Board include but are not limited to:

1. Setting the broad direction and vision of the school;

2. Strategic planning for the school including:

a. Developing, monitoring and reviewing the objectives and targets of the strategic plan; and

b. Considering, approving and monitoring human resource and asset management plans.

3. Determining policies for the school including policies for the safety, welfare and discipline of students; and

4. Determining the application of the total financial resources available to the school including the regular review of the budget.

Regent College is a member of the Association of Independent Schools of WA (AISWA) and Christian Schools Australia (CSA).

 


 

Regent College Inc. Board Members (2017)

 

ROD WHITE (Board Chairman)

Rod joined  the  Regent  Board  in  2014  and  holds  a  Bachelor  of  Business  from  Curtin  University,  is  a  CPA  with  a  Public  Practice  license  and  a  Graduate  of  the  Australian  Institute  of  Company  Directors.

Rod’s  accounting  practice  provides  advice  to  high  wealth  individuals and the  practice  has  been  actively  involved  in providing  services  and  advice  to  private  education  for  over  20  years.  Rod  had previous  ASX  directorship  experience  and  was  Chair  of  Kennedy  (previously  Winthrop  and  Somerville)  Baptist  College  and  Mandurah  Baptist  College  –  which  combined  employ  over  200  staff  and  have  approximately  2,500  students  –  for  8  years. 

Rod has been part of Riverview Church since 2009.

 

JOHN SHARPE

John  has  been  involved  with  Regent  College  since  its  inception,  his  involvement includes  the  purchase  of  the  current  premises  and  the  initial  establishment  and registration  of  the  school.  John's  commercial  experience  includes  Computer  Services Manager  for  the  WA  TAB,  prior  to  becoming  a  Business  Manager  for  Rhema  Family Church  for  5 years.  John  subsequently  owned  and  managed  a  business  involved  in  the construction  industry  for  a  period  of  15  years  before  retiring.

John has been part of Riverview Church since its inception.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science, Major in Mathematics

 

PAULA HADFIELD

Paula is currently a Connect Pastor at Riverview Church, having held various pastoral and administrative roles since first joining the staff team in 2007, having completed a Diploma of Ministry in 2006.

Prior to this Paula spent nearly 12 years in the general insurance and financial services industry, working for Alliance, and then later a small insurance brokerage in Perth with a focus on individuals and small businesses. Her capacity to build and manage relationships, contribute to decision making and experience in mentoring people compliment the Board’s existing skills set.

With her family, Paula has been attending Riverview since in 2000 and her children attend Regent College.

 

PETER BURTON

Peter  has  been  involved  in  education  for  31  years,  11  years  in  Western  Australian  government  schools  and  the  past  20  years  in  private  education.  He  is  currently  the  principal  of  Kingsway  Christian  College,  and  prior  to  this  was  the  principal  of  Winthrop  Baptist  College.

Peter has been a part of Riverview Church for over 10 years.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Education – Mathematics                                                                                                 
  • Masters of Business Administration (2010)

 

PRISSHA BALAKRISHNAN

Prissha  currently  works  with  the  Department  of  Commerce  as  a  Principal  Financial  Compliance  Officer.  

Prissha  worked  as  a  Financial  Controller with  Riverview  Church  Inc  for  3.5  years. She  was  responsible  for  overseeing  the  accounting  operations  for  Riverview  Church and  four  related  entities. Prissha  prepared  annual  budgets,  financial  statements, drafted  publishing  agreements  and  property  lease  agreements.

Prissha  has  worked  as  an  Insolvency  Accountant  at  RSM  Bird  Cameron  Partners  for  2  years.  She  conducted  investigations  into  the  financial  affairs  of  companies  that  had  entered  into  external  administration  and  conducted  recovery  procedures.

Prissha continues to be part of Riveriew Church. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Law and Commerce                                                                                                        
  • Chartered Accountant                                                                                                                   
  • Admitted to practice as a legal practitioner in the Supreme Courts of WA

 

MARK ASHBY

Mark is currently Principal at Kenedy Baptist College, having previously been Foundation Principal at Mandurah Baptist College. He has also held several roles in the public education system over a number of years.

Mark is a member at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor  of  Education  and  Major  in  Science  Education  (1984)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education Studies and Major in Educational Administration (1990)
  • Master of Education (1993)
  • Major - Educational Administration
  • Master of Education Honors (1994)
  • Dissertation — Curriculum Change and the Unit Curriculum: A Retrospective Analysis