Board Chairman

What is most striking about Pacific Hills is not the lovely semi-rural location, beautiful though it is. Nor is it the modern campus and excellent facilities. The great educational outcomes that students enjoy along with the creative, sporting, and musical pursuits are highly regarded yet something more profound is evident at this school.

It is the authentic Christian community that is core to Pacific Hills. This community is comprised of caring and committed staff, students who learn, grow and serve, and parents and families who are involved and supported.

I experienced this as a student at Pacific Hills and I see it as a current parent of the school.

As a board we are committed to ensuring the ongoing fulfilment of the ethos of service, Christian mission, and educational responsibilities that are foundational to Pacific Hills Christian School.

Mr Mark McCrindle

Board Members

DirectorQualifications & Experience
Dr Edwin Boyce
Principal, Pacific Hills Christian School;
President, Morling Education,
Executive Principal, Pacific Coast Christian School,
Executive Principal, Pacific Valley Christian School,
Appointed on 22 October 1992
Mr Nathan J Parkin
B. Economics, Fellow of FINSIA,
Fund Manager,
Appointed on 1 April 2017
Mr Mark McCrindle
MA, BSc (Psychology), GAICD
Qualifications & Experience
Social Researcher, 
Director, Compassion Australia Ltd, 
Director, Australian Leadership Foundation Ltd, 
McCrindle Research Pty Ltd. 
Appointed on 14 July 2017
Mr B Max Maddock
(Deputy Chairman)
Carpenter and Church Pastor
Appointed on 25 November 1992
Mrs Helen G McDougall BBus
Accountant; Director,
Scott B. McDougall & Associates Pty Ltd.
Appointed on 21 February 2002
Chartered Loss Adjuster;
Director, A R Morgan Pty Ltd, Ziklag Pty Ltd,
Maccem Holdings Pty Ltd,
Hornsby Community Church Incorporated (and associated companies)
Appointed on 20 February 1998
Mr Daniel Wong B. Social Studies, Dip Christian Studies
Dip Executive Management
Director, Living Stone Evangelical Free Church
Appointed on 25 May 2006
Mrs Julianne Duggan DipTeach,
School Teacher.
Appointed on 10 April 2014

Board Structure

Pacific Hills Christian School is operated by the company Pacific Hills Christian Education Limited.

This company:

  • is a not for profit Public company
  • is limited by guarantee
  • has a Board of Directors made up of Christians from a number of denominations and churches.

Directors are appointed by the Board to fill casual vacanices or elected by the Membership at the company’s Annual General Meeting (held in May each year). Initial terms of Board membership are for three years. Directors may be re elected for a further term of three years.The Board comprises directors with a broad range of gifts and professional expertise, who volunteer their time (other than the Principal). There is a balance between those with a direct involvement in Pacific Hills (as parents) and those with involvement in other key areas of service. This helps to broaden the Board's understanding of key issues.

The Board of Pacific Hills generally operates according to the “Carver” model of Governance.

The Board appoints a Chief Executive Officer (the Principal) who is charged with the daily operational responsibilities of the School. The Board focuses its agenda to matters of company policy and of providing direction to the CEO about the future Vision of the School and to developing plans towards achieving that vision.

If you would like to read a brief synopsis of the Carver model of governance please download the PDF file below.

Company Membership

Pacific Hills Christian Education Limited is “owned” by the company members.

These are a group of evangelical Christian men and women from the broad community of Christian churches and denominations.  Company members include parents, staff, past students, past parents and other Christians from the general community who are interested in supporting the ministry of Pacific Hills.

Company members pay an annual membership subscription (currently $25) and:

  • receive Annual Financial Statements;
  • receive copies of Directors’ Report; and
  • are eligible to attend the Annual General Meeting (held each May) and other meetings held at times as required.
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