Leadership & Governance

Crest Board of Directors

Hillcrest Christian College is one of two campuses, the other being Rivercrest Christian College, currently owned and run by Crest Education Ltd.

The directors of the company are the Crest Board that consists of an exceptional volunteer group of individuals from the parent communities of the Colleges. The Board plays an active role in ensuring Hillcrest stays true to its mission and strategic direction in order to provide quality Christian education to present and future generations. This includes sound fiscal management and governance across all critical success factors as outlined in the College’s Mission and Strategic Plan, maintaining an active building and infrastructure development program, and ensuring the College’s performance meets educational and business standards as a market leader in Christian education.

CREST Education - Centres for Research, Education, Service & Transformation.

Mrs Melinda Izvekov - Board Chair
2007-2015, rejoined May 2017

Mrs Natalie Graham - Board Vice-Chair
Joined Board May 2008

Mrs Amelia Munso - Treasurer
Joined Board May 2015

Mr Mathew Daniels - Board Director
Joined Board July 2011

Mr Paul Wiggins - Board Director 
Joined Board February 2007

Daniel Fokkens - Board Director

Joined Board May 2019

Crest Cabinet

The Crest Cabinet is made up of key leaders from across Crest charged with the responsibility for setting and achieving the strategic intents of the Board for all operations across the Precinct. Current members of the Cabinet are as follows.

Brendan Kelly

Brendan Kelly

Executive Principal

Dr Gregg Weaver

Dr Gregg Weaver

Head of Hillcrest Christian College

Head of Hillcrest Christian College Dip. Tchg, B.Ed, M.Ed, PhD (Deakin), MACE MACEL.

Mr Dion Harvey

Mr Dion Harvey

Business Manager

B.Bus., C.P.A.

Mrs Maria Varlet

Mrs Maria Varlet

Head of Research & Innovation

B.Ed., Grad.Dip.Ed.(Media), B.Ed.St., M.Ed., M.A.C.E.L.

Hillcrest Executive

The Executive Team of Hillcrest consists of the Head of College, Heads of Primary, Secondary and Learning & Teaching and the Business Manager. It is responsible for setting and achieving the strategic intents of the Board by way of the Cabinet and overseeing the daily operation of the College. Current members of the College Executive are:

Dr Gregg Weaver

Dr Gregg Weaver

Head of Hillcrest Christian College

Head of Hillcrest Christian College Dip. Tchg, B.Ed, M.Ed, PhD (Deakin), MACE MACEL.

Mr Dion Harvey

Mr Dion Harvey

Business Manager

B.Bus., C.P.A.

Mrs Janet Anderson

Mrs Janet Anderson

Head of Primary

B.Teach., M.Ed.

Mr Michael Swanborough

Mr Michael Swanborough

Head of Secondary

B.Ed (Mathematics & Physical Education)

Mrs Lisa Dumicich

Mrs Lisa Dumicich

Head of Learning and Teaching

B.Ed (Sec) (Business Studies)

Sub-Committees

Finance:  Natalie Graham, Amelia Munso, Marilyn Alexander, Michael Saba, Dion Harvey & Brendan Kelly

Risk:  Melinda Izvekov, Dawn Teo, Karen McKenzie, Joanne Ball, Dion Harvey & Brendan Kelly

Rem:  Mathew Daniels, Joanne Ball, Dion Harvey & Brendan Kelly

Governance:  Mathew Daniels, Dion Harvey & Brendan Kelly

Equestrian:  Melinda Izvekov, Amelia Munso, Dion Harvey & Brendan Kelly