Loreto College Board

The College Board of Directors is proud to administer Loreto College. All Directors are passionate about Loreto College and the way we have shaped, and continue to shape, women of today and tomorrow.

              Loreto College Board

The Board is appointed by the Province Leader for terms of three years. The Directors represent a broad mix of skills; some are former students, others current or past parents, while others are independent of the College.

Peter Hoban - Chairman - BA, LLB

Peter is a former Partner of Wallmans Lawyers, where he practised for 36 years. Peter served as Chair of Partners for two years before retirement. He was a member of the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal from 2009 to 2012. He is also a Board Member of the Hutt Street Centre. Peter is the father of Sarah (1986 to 1998), Alice (1987 to 2000) and Edward (1990 to 1992).

Sandra Di Blasio - BA (Acc), CPA, GAICD

Sandra has over 25 years’ experience in auditing, banking, finance, consulting and risk management. She commenced her career in government and has also worked for a major chartered accounting firm, both in Adelaide and Sydney, as well as not-for-profits.

Sandra is currently a member of a number of boards. She chairs the College's banking, finance, risk and audit subcommittees. Sandra's other board roles include industries such as disability, research and education. 

Sandra is an independent member of the Board. She is particularly passionate about what Loreto College has to offer girls and strong women of the future.

Lauren Bishop - B. Com, CA

Lauren was appointed to the College Board in 2014 and is also a member of the Finance Committee. Lauren attended Loreto from 1996 to 2000. She graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Commerce and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. Lauren is a financial reporting and corporate governance specialist with over ten years’ experience in the mining industry. Lauren is a parent to two pre-school aged children.

Anne Fisher - MA (Religion and Ethics), BTheol. Studies, BA, BEd. TTC, A.Mus.A

Anne is a senior educator with experience in four states as a Head of Faculty, examiner, curriculum advisor and developer. Her teaching experience includes Theory of Knowledge, Music, Philosophy and Ethics, Religious Studies, English and History across the IB, SACE and HSC.

Anne’s board experience includes international community development, the arts, and education. Anne also sits on a university human research ethics committee.

Shona Lombardozzi - B. Mgmt (Marketing)

After graduating from Loreto College, Marryatville in 1991, Shona completed a Bachelor of Management degree. She now holds a senior human resource management role within the Westpac Group and specialises in generalist human resource management, leadership development, coaching, and change management. 

Shona’s career has spanned a number of industries including financial services, recruitment, local government and human resources, including a number of years in the United Kingdom.

She has been a College Board member for the last three years.

Loreto Taglienti - B.E (Hons), FIEAust, CPENG

Loreto has served on the Capital Works Committee for nine years and Loreto College Council (now College Board) for over five years. He is the father of three girls, all of whom have attended Loreto College since Reception. Loreto is a director at Wallbridge and Gilbert and has 25 years of experience as a structural engineer with significant commercial project expertise, from design documentation, through to construction.

Carmel Taddeo - Dip.T., B.Ed., M.Ed., PhD

Carmel is a lecturer at the University of South Australia. Carmel's expertise is in working with leadership and technology initiatives in schools and has worked at both primary and tertiary levels. Carmel's research interests include change processes, the wellbeing of young people and the potential of technology to facilitate positive outcomes, both in learning settings and broader life contexts.

Leigh Willson - BA BPs (Hons)

Leigh (nee Johnston) is a Psychologist/Change Leader. Leigh graduated from the College in 1993 after 13 years as a student. Leigh's expertise is in leadership development and coaching, change management, organisational design and strategy, culture change and resilience building. Leigh has worked in both the private and public sectors across a range of industries. Leigh is passionate about challenging and supporting individuals, teams and organisations to change and grow.

Newly appointed Director

I am delighted to announce the appointment of a new Director to the College Board, Mr Tony Zappia. This appointment is made by Loreto Ministries Limited, a company limited by guarantee, chaired by New South Wales Supreme Court Judge Peter Garling RFD, and to which the Loreto Order has delegated responsibility for the conduct of the Loreto Colleges in Australia.

I should add that prospective Board members are first considered and recommended by our Nominations Committee and reviewed by the Board as a whole. I then have the responsibility for making the formal request to Loreto Ministries Limited.

Tony Zappia FRAIA, B Arch (Hons)

Tony has served on the Capital Works Committee since 2012 and is the father of two daughters, both of whom attend Loreto College. Tony is a director at Studio Nine Architects, specialising in hospitality, medium residential, retail and residential projects. 

Peter Hoban BA LLB
Board Chair

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