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College Council & Executive

130 years

Genazzano FCJ College is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee, and is governed by the College Council. The Members and Directors of the company, are appointed by the Province Leader of the FCJ Sisters Asia-Australia, and are responsible for the policy direction, property and financial management of the College. The Chair of Council and the Principal are ex-officio members of all Committees.

The Principal is the Chief Executive Officer of the Council and is responsible for the selection of staff and for the development of educational policy for the Council's approval. The Principal is also responsible for the implementation of policies and decisions of Council and for all activities associated with the internal management of the College.

Committees of College Council

  • Finance Committee

  • Governance & Risk Committee

  • Infrastructure & Sustainability Committee.

Members of College Council 

Mr Kevin FrawleyB.Comm, LLBDirector since 2009 Chair Infrastructure and Sustainability Committee Ex-Officio of all Council Committees

Kevin is a practising lawyer and a senior partner of Arnold Bloch Leibler, in the Property and Development and Litigation groups. Kevin’s practice focuses primarily upon advising private clients undertaking major property development projects, including for a number of secondary and tertiary education institutions. Kevin has been a member of Council since 2009, and has served on the Finance Committee, the Infrastructure and Sustainability Committee, and the Governance and Risk Committee. Kevin has been appointed Chair of Council from 2016. Kevin has had and continues to have daughters enrolled at Genazzano FCJ College.

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Mrs Bernadette BattenBA, GradDipBusDirector since 2019

Bernadette is the Deputy Director of Development and Community Relations at Xavier College, a position she has held since stepping down from the Xavier Foundation Board in June 2016. Prior to that, Bernadette has worked for many years in various management positions in corporate Australia. Bernadette has previously served on the Genazzano College Council where she chaired the Policy and Review Committee before joining the Governance and Risk Committee. She is also a member of the Board at the Jesuit College of Spirituality. Bernadette is a proud and grateful recipient of the commitment to excellence in education and the formation of young women that she received at Genazzano. She hopes to share her skills in governance, strategic planning and business development to make what she hopes will be a strong contribution to the organisational development that will hold Genazzano in good stead into the future.

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Mr Frank FucileBComm, LLBDirector since 2019

Frank is a Director of Alex Kaar, a leading executive search firm, and recently has assumed the role of Melbourne Practice Leader. He is involved in leading executive appointments for a client portfolio including a variety of industries spanning financial services, services, property and infrastructure, professional services, education, utilities and resources. Frank has actively facilitated senior executive appointments in disciplines including, but not limited to, general management, finance, human resources, legal and strategy and has also facilitated searches for Board level appointments. Frank is a key advisor on talent and leadership and an active contributor to the discussion on the importance of gender diversity in key leadership roles. He is a proud father of two, with his daughter proud to be attending Genazzano FCJ College.

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​Dr Ann GervasoniPhD, MEd (hons), BEd., DipTDirector since 2017 Member of Education and Innovation Committee

Ann Gervasoni is Associate Professor, Numeracy at Monash University. She is deputy leader of the Faculty Mathematics, Science and Technology Academic Community and Course Leader of Early Years and Primary Programs. Ann’s previous professional appointments include primary school teacher and leader, mathematics consultant with the Catholic Education Office Melbourne, and Senior Lecturer at Australian Catholic University in Ballarat. Ann was awarded an Australian Learning and Teaching Council Citation in 2009 for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning, the 2011 Mathematics Education Group of Australasia’s Research Award as part of the Early Numeracy Research Project Team, and the 2016 Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia’s Beth Southwell Practical Implications Award for Let's Count. Ann is an alumna of Genazzano and the 2017 Federation University Alumna of the Year.

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Dr Robyn HornerPhD, GradCertEd(Higher Ed), BTheol, BA, DipEd(Secondary), AMusADirector since 2019

Robyn is Associate Professor in Theology at Australian Catholic University. She teaches in the area of Catholic Identity, in collaboration with Catholic Education partners around Australia and research partners at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. Her research is at the intersections of theology with the philosophical areas of phenomenology and poststructuralism. She is currently working on a large, funded project entitled Atheism and Christianity: Moving Past Polemic, writing a book on revelation and experience, and various other projects. From 2010-2015 she served as Associate Dean (Learning and Teaching) for the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy and has previously been employed at the (then) Melbourne College of Divinity as well as Monash University. Robyn has also worked as a teacher in primary and secondary schools in Victoria.

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Sr Frances Kennedy, fcJB.A, B.Ed, MADirector since 2015 Member of Education & Innovation Committee

Frances is a member of the FCJ Sisters (Faithful Companions of Jesus). Prior to returning to Australia in 2014, Frances spent ten years based in England as an assistant to the FCJ General Superior, advising and collaborating in leadership decisions and liaising with Sisters in the international FCJ group. Six months in the Philippines preceded that assignment, before which Frances was Provincial Leader of the Australian FCJ Province. For most of her adult life, Frances has been engaged in education at primary, secondary and tertiary level, in both teaching and leadership roles.

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Mr Eric PassarisB.Ec, CA, CPA, RCADirector since 2016 Chair of Finance Committee

Eric is a partner at Grant Thornton with 25 years in the accounting profession, specialising in audit and assurance services and forensic accounting and litigation support. His clients include public listed companies, private owner-operated businesses and not-for-profit organisations spanning manufacturing, technology & media, insurance, retail, education and service industries. He leads Grant Thornton’s NFP industry group in Melbourne and has significant experience in the Independent and Catholic schools sector where he has been audit engagement partner for over 50 schools. His Board positions include Director and Audit Committee member of the Catholic Development Fund.

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Dr Rose-Marie ProsserB.Sc (Hons), B.Theol, DipEd, M.Theol, PhDDirector since 2013 Member of Education & Innovation Committee

Rose Marie is a sessional lecturer in Practical Theology at YTU - a college of the University of Divinity and involved in the provision of Professional Development for teachers in primary and secondary Catholic schools across Victoria. She is a Trustee of Kildare Ministries which overseas nine secondary schools and two ministries of the Brigidine sisters in Australia and the Presentation Sisters in Victoria. She is a member of the Catholic Religious Victoria Governance Network and has been part of the Presentation Sisters Governance Education Council for 10 years. She was Director of Faith and Mission at Genazzano from 2001 to 2003.

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Ms Joanna RoacheB.Eng(Civil) (Hons), B.ADirector since 2018

Joanna is a principal structural engineer and project manager at AECOM, a global consulting engineering firm. She specialises in the management of projects involving the design and assessment of bridges, ports and other transport related infrastructure in both the public and private sectors. Joanna is an alumna of Genazzano and was a boarder at Hopetoun Hall, graduating in 2002.

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College Executive Team

Karen Jebb

Karen Jebb      
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Eryn O'Mahony

Eryn O'Mahony
Deputy Principal  

Lorna Beegan
Deputy Principal: Learning and Teaching

Charles Watt

Charles Watt
Deputy Principal: Faith and Mission

Mary Jones
Head of Junior School

Brett Bastian
Director of ICT