Board Chair and Parent of a Past Student

Rod Lamplugh joined the College Board in 2008 and become Board Chair in 2015. Rod is a commercial lawyer and a director of the Dentsu Aegis group of media companies, the Melbourne Rebels Rugby Union Club, the Harold Mitchell Foundation, the Ochre Health Group, the Mitrofanoff Foundation, the Mitchell Group of companies and Lamplugh McIntosh Lawyers.

He holds a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Jurisprudence. He is the parent of a former school student and is involved in a number of local sporting clubs. Rod has a keen interest in ensuring that the school not only affords each student the opportunity to excel academically, in sport and the arts but develops them into men who care about others into the community.


Board Deputy Chair, Old Collegian, Parent of a Past Student

Matthew is one of six brothers that attended St Bernard’s College throughout the 1970s and 1980s. He graduated from the College in 1981 and completed a Bachelor of Arts degree from Victoria University in 1985.

'Matthew currently works as Director - Investment and Infrastructure for Tourism Victoria. Prior to this appointment, Matt has held executive positions across a diverse range of industries including property, advertising and sport. He joined the College Board in 2010 and became Deputy Chair in 2015. He has particular expertise in management, business growth and investment attraction.

Matt is married to Kerrin and has a daughter and son. His son Adam attended St Bernard's throughout his secondary education and graduated from the College in 2014.

Matt is actively involved in several community organisations including the Old Collegians Football Club.



Old Collegian, Parent of a Past and Current Students (3rd generation St Bernard’s boys)

Tim joined the Building Committee in 2015 and the College Board in 2016. As a proud old boy himself (Class of 1984) and now happily watching his 5 sons make their way through the St Bernard’s journey to manhood, Tim is committed to the continuous improvement of the education, facilities and programs at St Bernard’s. Tim is a strong advocate for equality in schools especially in regards to race, disability and bullying and will work with the Board to continue to develop programs to eliminate these issues for the next generation of Bernard Boys.

Tim has spent the last 25 years helping start-up companies get a foot hold in their chosen markets. He has also started, built and sold numerous businesses in the fields of Telecommunications, IT and On Line Trading. Tim is Currently working as a Sales Director for Optus, developing a new national market strategy for their Business division.

Tim has been an active member of the St Mary’s primary school Parish Council and has coached local junior football and Auskick for over 10 years.



Education Expertise

Megan has spent the bulk of her career as a public servant in a variety of social policy portfolios. Most recently she worked as an Executive in the Department for Education and Early Childhood Development, managing a division tasked with the role of supporting young people to complete Year 12 and make a smooth transition to further education, training and employment.

Megan has a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Public Policy (Hons) a Master of Arts and is currently completing her PhD in Business and Economics at Monash University. Megan is a mother of two young boys who attend a local Catholic Primary School.

Mr Peter DE LEUR

Parent of Past and Current Students; Engineering Expertise

Peter joined the College Board in mid 2013. Peter is a Mechanical Engineer with 25 years service with Ford Motor Company. During this period he has held numerous Engineering and Business roles in the Asia Pacific region involving global and local Product Development and Manufacturing. Peter’s current role is Chief Program Engineer for Falcon and Territory nameplates.

Peter was previously a member of the St Therese’s School Board and is currently Chairperson of the St Therese’s Finance Committee. Recent projects have included running the 2013 sacrificial campaign and overseeing the Parish Community Centre refurbishment program. As a parent, Peter is an active volunteer in the St Bernard’s Old Collegians Football Club.

Peter wishes to contribute to the further development of the college in appreciation of what the college has offered his family and the broader community.



Parent of a Current and Former Student; Education, Leadership and Strategic Planning Expertise

Nikki is a parent of two St Bernard’s College students, one of whom completed his Year 12 studies in 2015. Having worked in education for 30 years, Nikki has extensive experience in leadership development, strategic planning, curriculum and pedagogical innovation. She has worked as a secondary teacher with leadership roles in Curriculum, Learning Support and Year Level Coordination and as a Manager in the Department of Education’s learning technologies and online education teams.

In 2013, Nikki completed her Masters by Research through which she explored a future-oriented vision for schools in Australia. As Director of her own consulting company, Nikki has worked with educational leaders across Australia and internationally, sharing her passion for learning and engagement at all levels and building student, teacher and school leader capacity to envisage and design outstanding schools for the future.

Nikki has been a member of the St Bernard’s College Social Justice Network since its inception and coordinates the weekly St Bernard’s parent volunteer program which provides helpers each Tuesday night for the St Vinnies Soup Van in Footscray.

Nikki is committed to nurturing strong and authentic community connections across the College.

Mr Fidel TOUMA

Parent of a Current Student

Fidel has had an 18-year experience as a consultant in laparoscopic and general surgery in Syria, and was the head of the department of general surgery at Assuqaylabiyah National Hospital until he fled the country with his family to Australia in 2014 due to the horrible war.

He is a parent of two children, Mikhael attending St Bernard's and Mariam had attended St. John Bosco's and currently attending Ave Maria College. He is married to Samia, who was a lawyer in Syria and is currently being qualified in community services.

Fidel has been recognised by Royal Australian College of Surgeons as a specialist in laparoscopic and general surgery since Nov 2015, and succeeded to get a full-time job at The Northern Hospital at Epping since mid 2016.

He was one of the main supporters and healthcare providers of Mercy Brotherhood for Patients in Assuqaylabiyah, Hama, Syria.

Fidel and his family highly appreciate the great support and help their children have received from their schools. Therefore, they would like to contribute, by any means, to the development and advancement of these schools.

ms Nicole hornsby

parent of past and current students

Nicole joined the Finance Committee in 2015 and the College Board in 2018. Nicole is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business and a Master of Communication. Nicole is currently a Director and CFO of Launchpad6.


As a parent of three St Bernard’s students, Nicole is an advocate of a student centred approach to education where student voice is acknowledged and decisions are made with regard to “what is best for the students?” As Finance Committee Chair she is also committed to helping ensure St Bernard’s has the resources and facilities necessary to offer a variety of educational techniques recognising that no two students are the same, and that all students deserve the opportunity to be the very best they can be regardless of background, ability or talent.




College Principal


Mr neville box

acting Deputy Principal


Mrs Pauline ZAMMIT

Board Secretary