Our Board

Our Board

We would like to acknowledge and thank the following members of our community, who are currently serving on the College’s Board.

  • Julia RidoutChair

    Julia is an experienced executive with over 20 years senior leadership practice, across a range of industries in Australia, Asia and the UK. Her roles have included training, information technology, construction, retail, research and media. As an advocate for change and improving mental health, Julia is focused on opportunities that deliver practical solutions.

  • Dr Joyleen ChristensenDirector

    Joyleen has 15 years' experience in the higher education sector and is the Program Convenor of Foundation Studies programs at the Central Coast campus of the University of Newcastle. Joyleen holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics, a Bachelors Degree in Arts (Honours), post-graduate qualifications in Theatre and the Practice of Tertiary Teaching, as well as a PhD in Film, Media, and Cultural Studies. Joyleen has received numerous national and institutional awards for teaching and learning support and research excellence.

  • Michael RyderDirector

    Michael Ryder is an internationally accomplished and highly regarded leadership consultant, executive coach, facilitator, and researcher with over 20 years of commercial and consulting experience. He has worked with global and ASX listed corporations and major government entities as a trusted advisor in the areas of leadership capability, culture, transformation, and organisational potential. An experienced former senior executive and CEO, Michael is a passionate professional who holds an intrinsic understanding of the internal and external challenges confronting today’s organisations, top leadership teams, senior executive leaders, emerging leaders, and governing Boards.

  • Joanne MartinCEO

    Joanne has extensive leadership and senior management experience having worked in small business, Director roles and as a corporate executive in the finance, water and education industries, in public, private and not-for-profit sectors. She is passionate about contributing to her local community by leveraging her considerable business, people and technology qualifications, skills and expertise.