College Board

David Talalla – College Board Chairman

David has a Master of Business (Sport Administration) and a Degree in Law LLB. David has extensive Board experience and his background also includes practicing Law in the UK, and international Legal and Professional recruitment.

David has a deep involvement in sport, both professionally and as a volunteer, particularly in cricket, AFL, and gymnastics. David has also worked with the Australia India Business Council, VicSport, the Victorian Institute of Sport and a Ministerial Taskforce in relation to Women in Sport and Recreation.
David is currently an AFL Elite Umpire’s Coach and has been the Convenor of the MCC Club XI Competition since 2003.

David is also the Chairman of SEDA College (Victoria), and a member of the Finance and Risk Sub-committee.

Heath McMillin – Principal and Company Secretary

Heath graduated from a Bachelor of Education, majoring in Secondary Physical Education and Science, at Deakin University in 1996, and a Masters Degree in School Leadership in 2004.
Heath has worked as an Assistant Principal at both Mordialloc College (2002-2007) and Cheltenham Secondary College (2007-2011) focusing on facility development and international student programs. As a Campus Principal at Sandringham College (2012), his work centred on school regeneration. He has a strong focus on leading a school where all students can experience success, and the relationship between student and teacher is the basis for great learning outcomes.
Heath joined SEDA Group in January 2013 as State Operations Manager and became National Operations Manager in August 2015.
Heath was appointed Principal of SEDA College (Victoria) upon its successful registration in 2016. Heath is also the Company Secretary and a member of the Finance and Risk Sub-committee, and Nomination Committee (and is Secretary of both of these Board Committees).

Kim Vespa – Director

Kim holds an undergraduate degree in Behavioural Science from La Trobe University and a post-graduate diploma in Human Resources from Deakin University.
Kim’s professional experience covers both corporate and entrepreneurial ventures. With over 15 years in Human Resources, Kim has worked across various industries including Banking & Finance and IT, in senior advisor and management roles. In conjunction, Kim has also had over 10 years’ experience in the world of start-ups, innovating, developing and the commercialising of products, growing and transforming business, and general consulting. Kim is currently the owner of two FMCG businesses, in food and personal care, based in Melbourne.
Kim is passionate about leading teams, driving growth, and creating positive outcomes in business.
Kim is also a member of SEDA College (Victoria)’s Nomination Committee.

Eric Moar – Director

As well as being a Certified Practicing Accountant, Eric has a Master of International Taxation, Master of Business Administration, and a Bachelor of Business Studies (Accounting).

Eric has over 18 years’ experience across Australia and Asia. He has led multifunctional teams that are geographically dispersed including Accounting, Payables, Payroll, Receivables and Tax.

Eric has a passion for leading and developing teams, with a focus on collaboration to drive change and improve performance.
Eric is also the Chairman of SEDA College (Victoria)’s Finance and Risk Sub-committee.

Kirsten Vinen (Jeffery) - Director

Kirsten is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has broad experience as a Board and Committee member. Kirsten has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Swinburne University of Technology and is a Certified Practising Accountant.

Kirsten has a passion for education and lifelong learning. She brings to the College her extensive experience from both the education and corporate sectors, a strong record in stakeholder engagement, success in delivering large scale transformational education projects and exceptional financial management skills.

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Damain Bishop - Director

Damain is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and was previously a Board member of the K.I.D.S. Foundation. Damain has a Strategic Business Management qualification from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management and a Diploma in Marketing from RMIT Melbourne.

Damain is a senior executive with over 30 years’ global experience gained in “C” Suite leadership roles in leading logistics, media and aviation companies. Damain has expertise in operations, business development, marketing, sales, strategic client partnerships, and leading digital planning capabilities. He has worked across Australia and Asia, with a broad range of industry sectors and customers including mining, pharmaceutical, government, automotive, technology, and FMCG.

Damain is also a past parent of SEDA College. His son successfully graduated from the SEDA College Sports Development Program.

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Ralph Saubern - Director

Ralph Saubern, GAICD, is the Deputy CEO of the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER). ACER is Australia’s national, independent educational research organisation. Its mission is to create and promote research-based knowledge, products and services that can be used to improve learning across the lifespan. In his role as Deputy CEO, Ralph is responsible for ACER’s program of resources and services that support teachers, schools, universities, TAFEs and governments to use evidence-based approaches to improve educational outcomes for learners.  In a number of roles, Ralph has been involved in the research, development, design and application of technology for use in education for over 25 years. His own research work focuses on investigating what skills, attributes and attitudes teachers need to use technology effectively. Ralph has extensive experience as a non-executive director in the not-for-profit and education sectors, including as a member of the Fitzroy High School Council for six years.

Ralph is currently undertaking a PhD at Monash University and in addition, has a Graduate Certificate in Educational Research (2018) from Monash University, a Graduate Diploma in Software Development (2001) from RMIT University, a Masters of Education (1997) from Monash University, a Bachelor of Education (1995) from La Trobe University and a Bachelor of Arts (1990) from University of Melbourne.

Ralph is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), a Member of the Australian College of Educators and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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