Mrs Florence Kearney (Flo) joined the College in 2019. She brings with her a distinguished career in the education of young women having been the principal of three leading independent girls’ schools over the last 20 years. Flo Kearney was educated in Brisbane, has degrees in Teaching and Commerce and a Masters in Educational Leadership.
Flo has a teaching career that extends from Richmond in Western Queensland, Bracken Ridge and Clontarf State High Schools and has been the principal of Rockhampton Girls Grammar, Ipswich Girls Grammar and most recently Somerville House.
With wider roles in the Not for Profit sector and Sporting arenas Flo brings an amazing range of skills to this pivotal role to support the next generation of Women at The Women’s College.
Ms Sally Northcroft joined the senior leadership team at The Women’s College in 2019 and brings with her a background in team sports, teaching and residential college experience in the pastoral care and support of our young women.
She grew up in Zimbabwe, attended University in the USA completing a Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science prior to moving to Australia. She pursued a physical education career in Australia where she was Director of Sport at Brisbane Girls Grammar School for seven years and Head of House, physical education teacher and hockey coach at Somerset College, Mudgeeraba, Queensland. Sally returned to Queensland after spending some years working in New South Wales.
Mrs Elsa Geringer joined the senior leadership team in 2016. She has vast finance experience gained in both professional and commercial roles, spending four years at AFGRI as a senior corporate accountant and seven years at Worley’s as the project accounting manager for Australia East. She is a Chartered Accountant, born and educated in South-Africa. Elsa is responsible for all the financial and human resource matters of the College.
Mrs Susan McGinley joined the senior leadership team at The Women’s College in 2019. She has a vast experience in marketing, communications, event management as well as stakeholder and alumni engagement with a history of working across various advancement roles within the education sector and more recently at Brisbane State High School.
Susan is well-known for her positive attitude, professionalism and forward-thinking strategic approach. Born and educated in Brisbane with a Bachelor of Business Communication, Diploma of Teaching and Certificate in Fundraising, Susan is a critical connector in the business community and identifies opportunities for maximum exposure. Susan builds relationships and works collaboratively, ensuring all stakeholders have a positive experience. In her work, she sees the power of community every day and it is her absolute passion to bring people together in meaningful ways.
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.
Ms Stephanie Stappung was appointed Financial Accountant to The Women’s College in 2017. Stephanie is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and has five years experience in accounting within Australia and Internationally. She is responsible for assisting the Business Manager in all financial matters of College.
Mrs Edna Kruger was appointed Bookkeeper and Administration Officer to the College in April 2018. She is responsible for assisting the Business Manager in all bookkeeping matters of the College and undertaking the duties of the Administration Officer.
Mrs Anne Kuskopf was appointed as Conferences & Events Co-ordinator in April 2010 and has an Associate Diploma of Hospitality Management. After working for eight 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.
Alice supports the Dean of Students with a focus on the pastoral care, academic support and leadership development of students.
She has considerable experience in the education sector, having previously worked as a secondary school teacher in addition to her role as the President of the National Association of Australian University Colleges. More recently, Alice has worked within Residential Life departments in the USA at both the University of Rochester and Brown University.
Educated at Monash University with a dual degree in Arts and Education, as well as a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from the University of Rochester in the USA, Alice has a deep understanding of residential colleges and working specifically with tertiary-aged students. Relationship building and supporting holistic student development are at the core of Alice’s work.
Mrs Rhonda Henderson was appointed Registrar to the College in 2019 having been in the role of Administration officer since 2011.
The Registrar is the first point of contact for potential students and manages the student admissions process. Rhonda will be arranging College tours, responding to all application enquiries, including questions with regards to bursary and scholarship opportunities.