College staff

  • Dr Lyndall Bryant - Head of College

    Dr Lyndall Bryant

    Head of College - PhD, GradDip (Applied Finance & investment), BASc (Property Economics), Dip (Applied Science), AAPI CPV

    Dr Lyndall Bryant is responsible for the pastoral welfare of students and staff in the College, its sound operation and financial health and for devising and delivering strategic plans consistent with the long term vision of the College.She is accountable to Women's College Council. 

    Dr Lyndall Bryant has a distinguished career in academia and in the leadership and management at some of Australia’s top companies including Macquarie Bank, Stockland, Mirvac, and Ernst and Young. She has served on many Boards and Committees within the University and outside it, and has won several awards for research and teaching.


  • To be filled - Deputy Head

    To be filled

    Deputy Head -


  • Mr Jeff Sipek - Operations Manager

    Mr Jeff Sipek

    Operations Manager - Dip Hotel and Restaurant Mgmt

    Mr Jeff Sipek was appointed Operations Manager in 1989. He holds a Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management and is responsible for all matters relating to the maintenance of the College, the general supervision of College's day-to-day operations, catering, conferences and functions.

  • Mrs Elsa Geringer - Business Manager

    Mrs Elsa Geringer

    Business Manager - Bachelor of Commerce, Finance and Financial Management Services

    Elsa joined the College in 2016. She is a chartered accountant with 13 years experience gained in both professional and commercial roles with expertise in project accounting management. The Business Manager is responsible for all the financial matters of College.

  • Ms Amy Henderson - Engagement & Marketing Manager

    Ms Amy Henderson

    Engagement & Marketing Manager - BA, Postgraduate in Project Management

    Ms Amy Henderson was appointed Advancement Director in June 2014. With a title change in 2017 she became the Engagement and Marketing Manager.  Her primary roles within the College include alumnae relations, fundraising, marketing, external relations and managing the archives. Amy has a Bachelor of Arts degree and postgraduate qualifications in Project Management. She has experience across a wide variety of fields, with a particular focus on public relations and marketing.

  • Dean of Learning - Dean of Learning

    Dean of Learning

    Dean of Learning - B Arts/Business Management

    Ms Jessie Demnar commenced as Dean of Learning in 2017. She has a dual-degree in Arts and Business Management and was involved in with The National Association of Australian University Colleges (NAAUC) during her time at The University of Queensland. Jessie co-ordinates the College's tutorial program, provides residents with academic guidance and assists the Deputy Head of College in the pastoral care of our residents.

  • Mrs Anne Kuskopf - Conference Co-ordinator

    Mrs Anne Kuskopf

    Conference Co-ordinator - Ass. Dip. Hospitality Management

    Mrs Anne Kuskopf was appointed as Conferences & Events Co-ordinator in April 2010. After working for 8 years as a registered nurse and mid-wife, Anne commenced her studies in hospitality. She has 25 years experience in the hospitality industry, including restaurant and event management at a number of 5 star hotels. Anne also owned a cafe/delicatessen and operated her own catering business prior to commencing at The Women's College. She is responsible for all matters relating to conferences, events and accommodation bookings and all related enquiries should be directed to her email.

  • Mrs Rhonda Henderson - Administration Officer

    Mrs Rhonda Henderson

    Administration Officer - RGN

    Mrs Rhonda Henderson was appointed as Administration Officer in 2011. Rhonda was a registered nurse for 20 years both within Australia and internationally. She is responsible for all general administrative matters in the College. All general enquiries should be directed to her.

  • Mrs Inga Holbaev - Bookkeeper

    Mrs Inga Holbaev

    Bookkeeper - Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting)

    Mrs Inga Holbaev was appointed Bookkepper and Administration Officer in 2016. Inga has 12 years of experience in bookkeeping and administration within Australia and Internationally. She is responsible for assisting the Business Manager in all bookkeeping matters of College and undertaking the duties of the Administration Officer.

  • Ms Stephanie Stappung - Financial Accountant

    Ms Stephanie Stappung

    Financial Accountant - CPA

    Ms Stephanie Stappung was appointed Financial Accountant in 2017. Stephanie has 5 years experience in accounting within Australian and Internationally. She is responsible for assisting the Business Manager in all financial matters of College.

  • Mr Jamie Randall - Executive Chef

    Mr Jamie Randall

    Executive Chef - Qualified Chef and Teacher

    Mr Jamie Randall was appointed Executive Chef in 2016. The Executive Chef is responsible for the design, planning and preparation of all aspects of catering for residents, conferences and functions. He is assisted by the Sous Chef, kitchen staff and dining room attendants. Mr Randall has trained and worked in numerous 5 star award-winning restaurants and hotels. He has 30 years experience, including 3 years teaching cooking and patisserie with TAFE Qld.
  • Ms Katelyn Carmichael - Sous Chef

    Ms Katelyn Carmichael

    Sous Chef - Cert III in Hospitality (Commercial Cookery)

    Ms Katelyn Carmichael was appointed Sous Chef in 2009. The Sous Chef supports the Head Chef in all matters relating to the kitchen. Katelyn has a Certificate 3 in Commercial Cookery and Certificate 4 in Hospitality (Patisserie).

  • Mrs Barbara Hampson - House Keeper

    Mrs Barbara Hampson

    House Keeper - Diploma in Copy Editing/Proof Reading

    Mrs Barbara Hampson was appointed as House Keeper in 2007. Barbara worked for 20 years within the Department of Education Queensland prior to commencing at The Women's College. She is responsible for co-ordination of all the College cleaning staff who manage the high quality interior cleaning of all College facilities.

  • To be filled - Property Officer

    To be filled

    Property Officer -


  • Mr Michael Gallegos - Property Assistant

    Mr Michael Gallegos

    Property Assistant -

    Mr Gallegos joined the College in 2016. He support the Property Officer with the care and preservation of all College facilities and grounds.

Other Staff Members

Kitchen Staff - Kitchen Staff

Kitchen Staff

Dedicated and professional staff who provide balanced, nutritional and delicious meals for the residents. All dietary requirements are catered for and the kitchen provides a wide range of international culinary cuisines.

Pictured from left to right: Jamie Randall (Executive Chef), Travis Thomas (Apprentice Chef), Katelyn Carmichael (Sous Chef), Naomi Hassett (Apprentice Chef), Carol Jones (Dining Hall Supervisor), Alexandra Salmon (Chef), Veronica Beeson, Tammy Mann (Dining Hall Supervisor).


Cleaning Staff - Cleaning Staff

Cleaning Staff

Hard working staff who ensure quality cleaning of the College including resident's rooms, common areas and conference facilities.

Pictured from left to right; Kim Stirling, Estelita Porch, Katrina Wehrman, Mary-Anne Buckley, Odette Cook and Barbara Hampson.

Missing from picture: Maxine Robinson, Fe Free-man, Judith Wehrman
Night Porters - Night Porters

Night Porters

Night Porters provide security and administration after hours for residents and conference guests.

Pictured from left to right: Roger Abell, Roman Leontjew, Steve Matthews and Paul Kernan.

Missing from picture: John Adlard