Governance, Management & Staff

The College is governed by a board of ‘Fellows’ who meet regularly throughout the year. The ‘Warden’ (Principal) is responsible for the running of the school and is appointed by the Fellows. Explore the full managerial structure of the College, meet our fantastic team of teachers and the equally important support staff.

The College is a charitable foundation and overall responsibility for its governance rests with a body of 20 Fellows (governors/trustees, listed  below), presided over by a chairman. The Warden (Headmaster/Chief Executive) and the Bursar (finance and estate) attend meetings of the Fellows to whom they report on all aspects of the College.

The Bursar is secretary to the Fellows. The Fellows meet five times per year. Sub-Committees of the Fellows are all attended by the Warden and Bursar. They are as follows: Finance (10 meetings per year); Buildings (5 times per year); Strategy and Development (termly).

The function and authority of the Warden are defined in the College Statutes which date originally from 1912. The Warden is responsible for the appointment of all staff.

The Board of Management (constituted under the Education Act, 1998 and listed below) is nominated by the Fellows and comprises nine Fellows, the Warden, the Sub-Warden, two elected members of staff, two elected parents and the Chairman of the Parents’ Association. The Bursar attends all meetings of the Board of Management and is its secretary.

The Warden, assisted by the Sub-Warden and a senior leadership team, is responsible for the management, administration and welfare of the College. There are regular Conventions (staff meetings) and House Staff Meetings in the course of each term.

The Parents’ Association comprises 12 parents who are elected annually by the parent body as a whole. The association seeks to support the College as and how it can. It organises social events designed to bring parents into the school and, sometimes, to raise funds for projects.

Quick Contacts

Mark Boobbyer

Mark Boobbyer

Julian Girdham

Julian Girdham

Sub Warden
Amanda Morris

Amanda Morris

Admissions Officer
Sally Gibbs

Sally Gibbs


All College Staff


G. Caldwell, BBS (Chairman)
T. Banotti, MA
M. Gleeson, MA, MSc
The Most Reverend M. Jackson, MA, PhD
J.R.P. Wardell, MA, ACA
R. Johnson, BA
M.H.T. de la Poer Beresford, M.Litt
A.W. McPhail, MA
D.J. Reade
C. Carroll, BA
J. Bulbulia, BA, HDip Psych, Barrister at Law
T. Petch
W.I. Fraser, MB, DMRT, FFRRCSI, Chairperson of the Board of Management.
M. Herbst, MEng
A.F.F. Cox, BA, MA (Ed Management), HDipEd.
S. Love, BA, MMII
N. Lyons, MA
V. Atkins, MA

Board of Management

W.I. Fraser (Chairperson, Fellow)
The Warden
The Sub-Warden
The Bursar (Secretary)
Chairperson of the Parents’ Association
D. Fitzgibbon (parent)
A. Luce (parent)
R. Swift (teacher)
D. Higgins (teacher)
J. Bulbulia (Fellow)
C. Carroll (Fellow)
M. Herbst (Fellow)
S. Love (Fellow)

Academic Staff

J.M. Girdham, BA, HDipEd, late Scholar of St. John’s College, Oxford (English).

Reverend D. Owen, BSc, BTh (Religious Education).

Academic and House Staff
(with main subjects)

J.R. Brett, MA, MSt, HDipEd, College Librarian, Senior Master and Senior Tutor (Latin).
A. Morris, BA, HDipEd, Director of Girls’ Boarding.
B.A. Redmond, BTech (Ed), HDipSGC, Dip ID (Technical Graphics and Construction Studies).
L. Canning, BA, HDipEd, Housemaster of Stackallan, Head of Sport (English).
A.E. Maybury, BA, HDipEd, Head of Pupil Welfare, Deputy Designated Liaison Person for Child Protection (Irish and SPHE).
A. Kilfeather, BA, HDipEd (French and Spanish).
P.G. McCarthy, MA (NUI), HDipEd, Transition Year co-ordinator, House Tutor of Gwynn (Classical Studies and Business Studies).
S. McEneaney, BA, PGCE, Assistant Housemistress of Beresford (Learning Support).
M. Singleton, MSc, PhD, HDipEd, DipEdMan, Director of Studies (Physics and Mathematics).
G. Malone-Brady, MA (Mus), LRAM, ARCM, Director of Music.
D.M. Sherwood, Housemistress of Iona (Learning Support).
D. Higgins, MA, MEd, HDipEd, Head of Pastoral Care, Designated Liaison Person for Child Protection (Mathematics).
D. Cullen, BEd Art & Design, Housemistress of Beresford (Art).
P. Cron, BA, NDipCMA, GDEd, Housemaster of Gwynn (Religious Education, Business and Economics)
R. Swift, BA, HDipEd, Housemaster of Glen (Classical Studies and CSPE).
K. Hennessey, BSc (Biology, Physics and Astronomy).
S.G. Crombie, BSc, Director of Information Technology, Housemaster of Tibradden.
H. Jones, BScEd, PGDipGC, Assistant Housemaster of Gwynn (Biology and Agricultural Science).
S-J. Johnson, BEd, BTEC ND (Physical Education, Geography and sports’ co-ordinator).
B. Finn, MA, HDipEd, Assistant Housemaster of Glen (History).
E. Jameson, MA, HDipEd (English).
M. O’Shaughnessy, MA, Assistant Housemaster of Stackallan, Careers (French and Spanish).
J. Robinson, BA, HDipEd, Housemistress of Hollypark (Mathematics).
W.E. Gibbs, House Tutor of Tibradden.
[T. Clarke, BA, PGDipEd, (French, Irish, Music). On leave of absence].
[K. Smith, BA, PGDipEd (English). On leave of absence].
H. Kavanagh (Learning Support).
T. de Brit, BSc, PhD, HDipEd, Information Technology Administrator (Geology).
J. Pyz, MA, PhD, House Tutor of Iona.
S.P. Duffy, BSc, MTeach, PGCE, Assistant Housemaster of Tibradden (Geography).
P. Stevenson, BA, PGDE (Geography).
A. Thompson, BSc, House Tutor of Beresford (I.T. support).
M. O’Toole (Learning Support).
S. Owen, BSc (Nursing), RGN (Guidance).
E. Duggan, MA, PGCE (History and English).
L. Harrahill, BScE, Assistant Housemistress of Hollypark, (Biology, Chemistry and Science).
E. McDonald, BSc, PGDipEd (House Tutor of Glen (Mathematics).
L. Rice, BSc, PhD, Assistant Housemistress of Iona (Chemistry and Science).
L. Lynch, BA, MEd, House Tutor of Hollypark (Irish).
K. Ryan, MA, PGDipEd, PDipSPInEd, House Tutor of Stackallan (Learning Support).
C. de Fréin, MA, CAPES, House Tutor of Iona (French).
J. Harkin, BEng, MSc, PME, House Tutor of Hollypark (Mathematics and Applied Mathematics).
C. Horgan, BA, PME, House Tutor of Glen (Art and SPHE).
J. Morley, BA, PGDE (English).
L. Carey, MSc, BBS, PGDipEd (Economics and Business Studies).
P. Pirrone, MA (French).
P. Tice, BA, House Tutor of Stackallan.

J. Kent-Sutton, MA, PGDipILS, MCLIP.

Bursarial Staff

Mrs. Sally Gibbs, MA, MSc, HDipEd

Finance Manager
Ms C. McLerie, MATI

Accounts Assistant
Ms K. Keane

Office and Development

Personal Assistant to the Warden
Ms E. Bainton

Admissions Officer
Mrs A. Morris, BA, HDipEd.

Ms L. Wynne

Development Office
Ms S. Young, Development Manager

Events and Marketing
Mrs C. Boobbyer, BA.

Medical Staff

College Medical Officer
Dr A. Khourie

Ms A. Getty, RCN, RGN.

School Nurses
Mrs R. Cron, RGN, RM
Ms N. Murphy, RCN, RGN
Ms J. Williams, RGN, BNS, RSCN

Additional Music Staff

A. Grundy, MA (Mus.), Hon.VCM, FTCL, LRSM, ALCM (Guitar)
K. Snowe, BA, ALCM (Piano)
T. Lawlor, ALCM (Guitar)
A. Murnaghan (Cello, Theory)
E. Shannon, MA (Mus.) (Singing)
M. Buicke, BA (Mus.) (Singing)
D. Hatch (B.Mus.) (Clarinet, Saxophone)
R. Scarlett (percussion)
M. O’Reilly (flute)
R. Sheldrick (brass)
F. Curtis (Singing, Piano)
C. Eszter (Violin).

Additional Sports Staff

K. Holman (Sports Hall)
G. Fair (Hockey)
W.E. Gibbs (Rugby, Hockey, Cricket)
P. Delany (Rugby, Hockey, Cricket)
P. McLoughlin (Archery)
D. Doran (Basketball, Athletics), K. Keogh (AGC)
G. Glutz (Hockey)

Maintenance & Grounds

Site Manager
Mr S. Smith

Building Projects Manager
Mr M. Keogh

Maintenance Team
Mr K. Kelly, Mr P. Mangan

Mr R. Krukauskas, Mr L. Sherwood, Mr P. Whelan

Ms C. Hennessy, BComm, Dip. Ammenity Hort.

Golf Course
Mr J. Brennan, Advanced Cert, Horticulture.

Laundry & Cleaning

Linen Room
Ms E. Healy

Ms S. O’Shea, Ms J. Smith.

Household Manager, and Health and Safety Officer
Ms G. Stafford

Ms L. Byrne, Ms R. Cleary, Mrs C. Cummins, Ms C. Dalton, Ms L. Glynn, Ms S. Glynn, Ms D. Hackett, Mrs P. Hennessy, Ms T. Kearns, Mr C. Macken, Ms C. McNulty, Ms B. Nolan, Ms A. Walsh, Mrs M. Woods.


Catering Manager
Mr S. Meagher

Assistant Catering Manager
Ms T. Finnegan

Catering Team
Ms A. Bartnicka, Ms M. Bielecka, Ms K. Bonner, Ms Y Cullen, Mr G. Telles Da Costa, Ms C. Downey, Mr. C. Goulart Da Paix, Ms J. Glynn, Ms A. Humphrey, Mr G. Juste, Ms A. Nolan, Ms J. O’Halloran, Ms B. Whelan.