St Mary’s College Board of Directors said goodbye to their retiring Chair Sue Kennedy-Branford at the recent AGM in May of this year.
Sue began as Chair in 2016 and was instrumental in orchestrating the changes to governance in the implementation of DEA. Sue’s professional background in school leadership and Senior Advisor tenure in Catholic Education SA, and most recently her support of other school leaders as a Principal Consultant, brought many gifts and much wisdom to the Board at a critical time of change.
Sue was particularly successful in the establishment of new Board sub-committees as the DEA introduced revised constitutions, reporting templates and frameworks of accountability. A new building program, a new Principal appointment and the selection of new Board directors also saw Sue lead this body of professional governance members dynamically and with recognized success.
Sue Kennedy-Branford began her teaching career at St Mary’s College in the 1980s and to know that she has revisited the College as a much respected and loved Board Chair, and now leaves it with the benefits of good governance under her watch, is testament to her passion for education.