The College is an Incorporated not-for-profit Association governed by the College Board, which is responsible to the Minister for Education for the educational achievements of its students.
The Board’s key responsibilities include:
• Strategic Planning
• Legal Policy
• Appointing the Principal
• Convening of Sub-Task Teams
Members of the Board are appointed by the Eldership of Rockingham Baptist Church.
Pastor Steve GalambosiChairperson
Pastor Stephen Galambosi has been a pastor of Rockingham Baptist Church for 15 years. In that time he has had leadership, governance and supervisor responsibilities within the scope of the church, the Baptist Union of WA, Vose Seminary, and the Rockingham Ministers Fellowship. Stephen is currently a board member of Tabor Bible College.
Mrs Penny TrimbleBoard Member
Mrs Penny Trimble worked for 7 years at the Ministry of Defence as a Systems Analyst converting manual accounts to computerised systems. She has been involved in Christian Schooling for 29 years and was employed as Business Manager at SCBC for nineteen years. She has served on several Boards in the community as well as the College. She served on the AISWA Capital Grant Committee for three years and was on the State Committee for Christian Schools Australia for 15 years.
Mrs Michelle HorneBoard Member
Mrs Michelle Horne BA(Ed), Post Grad dip (Christian Education), has 16 years teaching experience and 5 years as Children's Ministry Co-ordinator at Thornlie Church of Christ. She has had a long association with South Coast Baptist College (20+ years) as a teacher, parent and now, board member. All three of her children attend SCBC.
Mr Terry HicksBoard Member
Mr Terry Hicks has had 28 years in middle and senior management positions and was National Continuity Manager in Centrelink. He has many years Board experience and was the Business Manager of Baptist Churches of WA.
Mr Matthew RobinsonBoard Member
Mr Matthew Robinson (B Com) (CA) has gained his experience in the financial sector since graduating from Curtin University in 1997. He has worked as a public practice accountant and corporate accountant for various national and international organisations. Matthew’s current role is with RSM Bird Cameron as a business advisor. Having spent three years mentoring young people with addictions at Christian rehabilitation centre, Teen Challenge (2007 – 2010), Matthew is committed to Christian service. His son currently attends SCBC. Matthew also serves on the Board of the Peel Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Mr Grant BothaBoard Member
Grant Botha (Bsc. MBA. Chartered Management Accountant - CIMA) has gained experience in the forestry, mining and consultancy sectors. He has worked as a Financial Manager and Project Manager for large corporations and currently works as Consultant and Director for Metas360. He also serves on the board of HearHere. He is a member of the Institute of Public Accountants and the Institute of Company Directors.
As consultant, he advises companies on financial management, business valuations, risk management and behavioural management of team members. He has a passion about the behavioural aspects of human behaviour through his work as a behavioural analyst.
Ms Natasha MwendaBoard Member
Mrs Natasha Mwenda (B.Psych, M.Psych [Org]) has a background in Organisational Psychology, focusing on improving the effectiveness of organisations through their people. Her professional career includes working in Management Consulting and Business Analysis positions across a variety of industries, concentrating on human capital and strategic change management activities. Natasha brings with her a strong capability in critical analysis and problem solving, and is passionate about using her experience in the not-for-profit and public interest sectors.
Mr Des MitchellPrincipal
Mr Des Mitchell (Principal: Ex Officio Board Member M.Ed.Man. (UWA), B.Ed., DipTeach) has 25 years of experience in Education, 24 years in leadership roles and 13 years as a Principal. He loves seeing young people thrive and is personally committed to life-long learning. In addition to undergraduate tertiary qualifications in Education, Mr Mitchell received a scholarship from UWA, completing a Master of Education Management. He has more recently received academic awards from both Notre Dame University and Murdoch University. He has experience as a Senior Lecturer in Education (Murdoch University) and developed a Vocational College focusing on music. He has served on several boards, and is currently on the board of 98.5 SonshineFM. Mr Mitchell commenced as Principal of South Coast Baptist College in Term 4, 2010.