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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael (Mike) Francis BEc (Hons)
Mike has extensive management consulting and marketing experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors. He has worked for international, national and local companies in the oil industry, retail, energy, manufacturing and professional sporting clubs. Currently, Mike manages the relationships and fundraising units at the Hut Street Centre, a work of the Daughters of Charity.
Brooke Hall-Carney BA, LLB (Hons), LLM, LEADR
Brooke is an Old Scholar and is the mother of two daughters, both of whom attend Loreto College. Brooke is a Principal at international legal firm, Lipman Karas, and practises in the areas of insolvency, trade practices and general commercial litigation, as well as having firm-wide responsibility of Information Technology.