MLC School Council

The MLC School Council provides a link with the school’s ownership, namely the Uniting Church in Australia, and is the guardian of the vision of the School’s Founders.

The Council is responsible for determining school policy, monitoring performance, and maintaining relationships with external bodies such as government. The Council comprises 11 members. The Council currently has several standing committees including Master Planning and Finance, and Risk and Audit Committee.

Chair of MLC School Council, Pauline Johnston

Mrs Pauline Johnston (Blight 1988) is the first woman and the first former student to hold the position of Chair of MLC School Council. Pauline became a member of the School Council in June 2001 and has held the Chair’s position since February 2010.

Pauline attended MLC School from 1983 – 1988. As a Senior Prefect in her graduation year, she was very involved in the life of the School. An outstanding academic performance resulted in her being awarded Dux of the School in 1988. Upon graduation, she took up Actuarial studies and achieved a Bachelor of Economics and then Master of Economics from Macquarie University, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, from the Securities Institute of Australia. Her remarkable career in finance has spanned companies including MLC Life, Morgan Stanley, Tillinghast-Towers Perrin and Asteron Life. She formerly held the position of Managing Director, RGA Reinsurance Australia and New Zealand, with leadership responsibilities in Japan and South Africa. In May 2013, Pauline joined AMP and was appointed Group Executive of Insurance and Superannuation, responsible for AMP's risk insurance, retail superannuation, investment, pensions and platforms business portfolio. Pauline is a member of Chief Executive Women, a member based organisation, comprising over 200 of Australia’s leading business women.

Pauline is married with three young children and is a member of the Uniting Church.

MLC School Council

  • Chair

    Mrs Pauline Johnston
    MEc, FIAA, FNZSA, FFin, FANZIIF
  •  Member

    Mr Colman Chan
  •  Member

    Dr Suresh Cuganesan
    BCom(Hons), MCom(Hons), PhD
  •  Member

    Ms Ita Farhat
    BEng (Elec), MAICD
  •  Member

    Ms Joanne Hawkins
    BCom, LLB, Grad Dip CSP FCIS
  •  Member

    Ms Fiona Hollier
    BSocStud, BA, ATCL Member

  • Mr Adrian Jameson
    BArch

  • Mr Robert B Kell
    B.Bld, MAIB
  • Member

    Dr Carolyn Mole
    B Juris, LLB, MBA, PhD (Finance)
  • Member

    Mr Howard Packer
    BA, LL.B, MPS
  • Member

    Ms Lynn McNally
    BEc (Hons), MBUS
  • Ex-Officio Member

    Miss Anne Empson
    BComm, CPA, ATCL, GAICD