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, some are current or past parents, and others are independent of the College.

If you are interested in supporting Loreto College, please enquire below.


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


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.

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.

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 Hutt Street Centre, a work of the Daughters of Charity.

Brooke Hall-Carney


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 for Information Technology.

Peta Nunn


Peta is a Financial Planner and Director of a well-respected Adelaide-based accounting and wealth management practice. Peta is also a member of the Hutt Street Centre Foundation. She is an Old Scholar of the College (1986-1994). In addition to her professional skills and experience, Peta has a special interest in leadership including mentoring and client relationships and has a strong community focus.

Rachel McLoughlin

ibvm, Ba App Sc Physio, MAPA, GradDip SpDirection, MTheol Studies

Rachel is a Loreto Sister and Old Scholar of the College (1975-1987). She is a Physiotherapist working as a volunteer at Cabrini Asylum Seeker and Refugee Health Hub in Brunswick Melbourne. She also works as a Spiritual Director, giver of the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius, supervisor of ministry, and Chaplain. Rachel works in the area of spiritual and leadership formation with a focus on Mary Ward spirituality. In addition, Rachel is the Volunteer Coordinator for Mary Ward International Australia.

Jackie Done


With an extensive career in senior leadership roles in Organisational Development, HR, Learning & Development, Change Management, WHS and Business Improvement across local and state government and the private sector, Jackie brings a well-rounded skill-set to people leadership, strategic planning, business performance improvement, and driving change to deliver business results in complex, multi-divisional organisations.

Jackie is an independent member of the Board, who is passionate about lifelong learning and career development.

Elena Casciano

B IT (Hons), Dip BA

Elena is an CEO of an SA based software technology scale up, providing digital student engagement services to Australian Universities. She is an Old Scholar (1988-2000) and holds office of Councillor at Campbelltown City Council. She also serves on the council’s Audit and Governance committee providing oversight of the council’s financial and compliance matters. Elena volunteers as a Director of Rugby Union SA where she is passionate about promoting equal opportunities for women and girls participating in sport.

Register for a College Tour

We encourage you to see how your daughter’s future can take shape at one of our upcoming College Tours where you will see our curriculum in action, tour our historic grounds, and hear from Ms Kylie McCullah, our Principal, on why a girls’ school is the best investment for your daughter.