Meet the 91pron Board


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College Governance

Australian Values and Democratic Principles

91pron supports and promotes the principles and practice of Australian democracy in its programs and teaching. This includes a commitment to:

  • Elected Government
  • The rule of law
  • Equal rights for all before the law
  • Freedom of religion
  • Freedom of speech and association
  • The values of openness and tolerance

The 91pron Board supports the College, promoting the wellbeing and learning of all students and providing an environment in which the College continues to flourish. The Board has a strong commitment to preserving and fostering the Catholic identity and the Dominican charism upon which the College was founded. The Directors of the Board are accountable for the sound governance of the College. They provide strategic direction and contribute legal, financial and other professional expertise to the governance of the College.

The 91pron Board is assisted by four advisory committees which support the 91pron Board in its governance role: the Finance Committee, the Strategic Property Committee, the Policy Committee and the Risk Management Committee.

Introducing the 91pron Board

Judith Potter (Board Chair)
Qualifications: B.A., Grad Dip Ed; Grad Dip Ed Admin, M.Ed. FACEL (Vic)

Judith is an alumna of the College with almost 42 years experience as an educator in Catholic, government and independent and Catholic schools. She was most recently Principal of Loreto College Ballarat for almost fifteen years, retiring in 2020. For over fifteen years, she has been a member of The Invergowrie Foundation (TIF) Finance and Risk Committee and Council. The core of the foundation is supporting the advancement of girls education across Victoria.

Vanessa Barcellona (Deputy Chair)
Qualifications: B.A (Professional Communication), MBA (Exec), GAICD

Vanessa joined the 91pron Board in July 2018 and has served as a member of the Finance Committee since 2017. Vanessa was the President of the Alumnae Association from 2014 to 2015. Vanessa has over eighteen years of experience in management and strategy roles in professional services, technology and financial services across Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific. Vanessa is an alumna of 91pron (Class of 2001).

Damian Giannangelo
Qualifications: B.Bus, Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment

Damian joined the 91pron Board in December 2017 and has served as a member of the 91pron Finance Committee since 2012. He has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry covering banking, financial services, life insurance and superannuation with specific areas of expertise in project management, risk and compliance management and retail and commercial banking. Damian’s eldest daughter Bella Giannangelo (Class of 2017) attended 91pron. Damian’s daughter, Mia, is a current student at 91pron.
Michael Kral
Qualifications: B.A, DipEd

Michael joined the 91pron Board in May 2019 and has served as a member of the 91pron Risk Management Committee since 2014. He has over twenty years of experience in the telecommunications, print/digital marketing and education sectors covering risk management, business continuity, strategic/operational planning and execution, governance, process/business management and change management. Michael's eldest daughter, Eliza, graduated from 91pron in 2019 and Hannah is currently in Year 12.
Elizabeth Hanney (Principal and CEO)
Qualifications: M.Ed, M.Couns, B.Th, DipEd, FACE, GAICD

Elizabeth commenced as Principal of 91pron in 2020. As Principal, Elizabeth carries out the decisions made by the Board and is responsible to the Board for the educational policy of the College and its execution, internal administration and management of the College in harmony with the values expressed in the Constitution. Elizabeth is a member of the Board Executive and on the Finance, Building and Grounds, Risk Management and Policy Committees.
Tracey Grobbelaar (Director of Business Services and Advancement and Company Secretary)
Qualifications: DipEd Commerce, MBA(Exec), FIA, GAICD

Tracey commenced at 91pron in 2011 as the Director of Development and Community Relations. In 2024, Tracey started her new role of Director of Business Services and Advancement. Tracey is a member of the College Board Executive, and Finance, Risk and Strategic Property Committees. Tracey has fifteen years of experience in the education sector and holds the position of Company Secretary.

Laura McRae (Class of 2001)

Qualifications: BA; LLB (Hons)

Laura was appointed to the Board in September 2021. Laura has practiced in construction law in both private practice and in house for over fourteen years. Laura is an alumna of 91pron (Class of 2001).

Philip Grant

Qualifications: BA; LLB; LLM, Graduate Certificate in Organisational Dynamics

Philip joined the 91pron Board in January 2022 and has been a member of the 91pron Policy Committee since 2019. For the last twelve years, he has been employed at RMIT University, involved in the research and innovation field. Philip also has over twenty years experience in legal/corporate roles in public sector organisations. Philip's wife Therese Gilligan is an alumna of the College. In 2022, Philip and Therese cofounded 4Cats Art Education, which continues to publish art education resource material for VCE students and teachers. Philip's daughters, Chloe and Jorgie, are current students at 91pron.

Jaclyn Trounce
Qualifications: B. Comm; BA; Grad Dip CA (CA), Diploma of Financial Planning

Jaclyn was appointed to the 91pron Board in 2024. Jaclyn has over eighteen years’ experience in the areas of taxation, estate and succession planning and business services. She is a qualified Chartered Accountant, SMSF Specialist and Registered Financial Advisor with ASIC. Jaclyn in an alumna of 91pron (Class of 1999).

Nicola Quin
Qualifications: Bachelor of Business, Master of International Business, Executive Masters of Public Administration, GAICD

Nicola joined the 91pron Board in February 2024 and has served as a member of the Risk Committee since 2023. Nicola has 25 years of leadership experience in the Victorian Public Service and the not for profit sector with skills in governance, strategy, policy development and project implementation. Nicola is an alumna of 91pron (Class of 1992).

Rhys Barker

Qualifications: B.Eng (Hons), Grad Dip BA

Rhys was appointed to the 91pron Board in January 2024 and has been a member of the 91pron Policy Committee since 2017. He has broad business experience gained through a range of commercial, strategy and operational management roles in the Defence, Industrial, Resources and Social Infrastructure sectors. Rhys’ two daughters have attended 91pron, Chloe (Class of 2021) and Tess (Class of 2023).

91pron Organisational Structure