Leadership Team

The Rector, with the support of the Senior Leadership Team, is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the College.

Taking strategic direction from the College Board and the Padua community, this executive team is responsible for all activity including teaching and learning, pastoral care and facilities management, and all aspects of religious life at Padua.

Meet our Leadership Team

Peter Elmore


Kristy Watkins

Vice Rector Pastoral Care

Jason Pacey

Vice Rector Teaching and Learning

Michael O’Brien

Vice Rector Formation

Simon Stower

Vice Rector Administration and Staff

Barry Keegan

Business Manager


Padua College Limited is a company limited by guarantee. The Franciscan Order of Friars Minor is the ‘Company Member’ of Padua College Limited. Padua College was incorporated in 1996. The College is governed by the Board of Directors of Padua College Limited. As such, we are an independent school, responsible for our own direction and performance.

The Board consists of up to 11 members who are appointed by the ‘Company Member’ after consultation with the Board. The Board shall comprise persons who have suitable qualifications or experience or are representative of community interests and who are considered by the ‘Company Member’ to be suitable to participate in the mission of the Province of the Franciscan Order of Friars Minor.

The Board is responsible for:

  • Corporate leadership and governance
  • Financial accountability
  • Appointment of the Rector
  • Strategic planning and policy setting
  • Risk management and compliance
  • Performance reviews.

The Rector and the Senior Leadership Team manage the College’s day-to-day operations. The Board is always conscious of the need to recognise and manage the College’s main stakeholder groups. These main stakeholder groups are depicted in the following diagram: