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 and leadership 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

Tanya Anderson

Head of Pedagogy and Learning Innovation

Scott Maguire

Head of Sport

Brendan Downes

Head of School Junior Phase

Luke Emlyn-Jones

Head of School Middle Phase

Paul Mansfield

Head of School Senior Phase


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 Rector (Principal) and Business Manager (Company Secretary) are ex-officio non-voting members of the Board.

Our current Board members include:

Mr Daniel Barnard

Mr Anthony Benedetti

Mrs Michelle Clarke

Fr Mario Debattista ofm

Mr Damien Fall

Mrs Christine Masters

Mr Peter McCabe

Mr Mark McSweeney

Dr Gerard Sammon

Mrs Jacqueline Wise.


Mr Peter Elmore
Chief Executive Officer

Mr Barry Keegan
Company Secretary.