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Leadership and Governance

Our Executive Team

The St Mark's community is characterised by responsible management and forward-looking leadership.

Principal: Steven Davies, B App Sc, GDipEd, MEdL
Steven Davies

Mr Steven Davies joined St Mark's in August 2018. Prior to joining St Mark's, Mr Davies was the Dean of Student Wellbeing at All Saints’ College, Bull Creek. Mr Davies completed an Applied Science Degree in Chemistry in 1982. He then combined working as a Chemist (Industrial/Analytical) with overseas travel before completing a Graduate Diploma in Education. His Science teaching career began with the Education Department at Forrestfield SHS, followed by a teacher exchange to Orkney, Scotland, before returning to Armadale SHS. His independent school career commenced at All Saints’ College in 1995 where, as a Science/Chemistry teacher, and as a Head of House, he developed a strong interest in pastoral care of students.

In 2008 Steven was appointed Head of Senior School (Years 10-12) at Tranby College and after six years he returned to All Saints’ College to take up an executive position as Dean of Student Wellbeing. In July 2016 he was appointed for twelve months as Acting Vice Principal, which included a period as Acting Principal, providing valuable leadership experience in high-level operational and strategic matters.

Head of Teaching & Learning: Deborah Netolicky, BA, MA(Prelim), GDipEd, PhD
Deborah Netolicky

Dr Deborah Netolicky joined St Mark’s in January 2020. She brings more than two decades of experience teaching and leading in outstanding independent schools in Australia and England, including Wesley College Perth, Ibstock Place School London, Caulfield Grammar School, Methodist Ladies College Melbourne and Presbyterian Ladies’ College Perth. She has led curriculum, teaching, strategic projects and staff development, and has won numerous awards for her education leadership, research and writing. Deborah is passionate about building positive school cultures of trust, learning for all, strategic alignment, and evidence-informed decision making.

Head of Senior School: Roseanne Madden, BA, GDipEd, MEd
Roseanne Madden

Ms Rosanne Madden joined St Mark's in 2020, from Servite College, where her substantive role was as the Deputy Principal of Teaching and Learning, as well as filling the role of Acting Vice Principal of the College in 2019. Roseanne has brought a wealth of experience to St Mark's, including in curriculum growth and development, leadership and strategic direction. Roseanne and the Senior School team is focused on implementing strategies that support each student to thrive in their learning and personal development, and to create a sense of belonging and connection, which are essential elements in building resilience.

Head of Middle School: Ivan McLean
Ivan McLean

Mr Ivan McLean commenced at St Mark's in January 2022. Ivan was most recently the Head of Middle and Senior Schools at the Australian International School Malaysia, from January 2016 to July 2021. He returned to Perth earlier this year for family reasons. Previous to that, Ivan was the Associate Principal Senior School at Peter Moyes Anglican Community School from 2007 to 2015, inclusive. Ivan is a very experienced educational leader who is passionate about middle schooling and develops strong relationships with students, their families, and staff, and he is very much looking forward to being back in an Anglican school, where he has spent much of his career in education.

Head of Primary School: Mark Douglas
Mark Douglas

Mr Mark Douglas joined St Mark's in January 2022. Mark was previously the Head of Junior School at Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar School, a co-educational school in northern New South Wales. Prior to his time at Lindisfarne, Mark was Head of Junior School at Ipswich Grammar School, and also spent his first four years of school executive leadership as the Head of Junior School at Great Southern Grammar. Mark's educational philosophy is centred around positive relationships, high expectations and a whole-hearted belief that school should be a successful experience for all students.

Chaplain: Revd. Scott Rowland, BA, DipEd, MDiv, MMin
Scott Rowland

Revd Scott Rowland grew up in Sydney, studied at the University of Sydney and the University of New England. He worked in boys' boarding schools while studying and working in Christian ministry in universities. Moving to Perth in 1995, Scott taught geography and economics up to TEE level for a number of years before training for ordained Anglican ministry. He began working at St Mark’s teaching Christian Studies during his ordination training, before being appointed Chaplain in 2007.

Business Manager: Carolyn Gray, BBus (Acc) CA
Carolyn Gray

Mrs Carolyn Gray was appointed as the School’s Business Manager in August 2016, after joining St Mark’s as the School Accountant in 2014. Growing up in Melbourne, she graduated from Swinburne University, conveniently located across the road from the training ground of her beloved Hawks. As a Chartered Accountant Carolyn has developed a broad range of Australian and international experience in both professional practice and commercial financial management through roles with Ernst & Young, Rio Tinto, Cable & Wireless (UK), Oyster Consulting and more recently her own accounting and taxation practice.

School Council

St Mark’s Anglican Community School was established by the Anglican Schools Commission and therefore works within the broad parameters set by the Commission. The School is governed locally by a Council comprising twelve representatives appointed from the Anglican Church, the Parents and Friends’ Association and the Old Scholars’ Association. The Council is responsible for the overall development and management of the School. The Principal is responsible for the operations of the School, and reports to the School Council on a monthly basis. The Business Manager is Secretary of the School Council.

The School operates on a budget developed by the Council and approved by the Anglican Schools Commission each year. The School Council has responsibility for formulating and managing the budget.

St Mark’s was established with the aim of making an Anglican education accessible to all families. This means that fees are kept as low as possible. The School offers a curriculum and pastoral care program that meets the needs of parents and students with a level of resourcing roughly equivalent to government schools but significantly less than high fee non-government schools.

Members of Council

  • Chair: Mr S Green, BA (Hons), ACA, MAICD
  • Vice-Chair: Mr F Shannon, Registered Builder 10531
  • Treasurer: Ms J Mansell, BCom (Acc), CPA
  • Mrs L Hawker, BA(Design), Dip(Building Design & Drafting), GradDipEd
  • Mrs S Langridge, BBus, MBus(Mktg), GradDipHum
  • Mr J Quirk, BSc (Hons) (Chem), PhD (Organic Chem), Grad Dip Ed
  • Ms K Roach, BA, LLB (Hons)
  • Mrs V Rasmussen, FFIA, CFRE
  • The Revd D Smit, Dip Theology, BSc
  • Ex Officio: Mr Steven Davies, BApp Sc, GradDipEd, MEdL and Mrs C Gray, BBus (Acc), CA


The Anglican Schools Commission

The Anglican Schools Commission Inc. oversees the operation of 15 Anglican Schools across three states: Western Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.

ASC schools are low-fee co-educational schools located throughout the Perth metropolitan area and in regional areas of WA, NSW and Victoria. The schools offer outstanding teaching and learning in a caring, Christian environment.

Each school is a unique community with its own individual strengths and specialist programs, but each school shares the common values of faith, excellence, justice, respect, integrity and diversity.

As the system headquarters, the ASC provides support to existing schools as well as exploring opportunities to create new low-fee Anglican schools in areas of demand.

The Schools of the Anglican Schools Commission are: