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.

Catherine Brown - Director

Catherine is a Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow, Australian Human Resources Institute, a Certified Organisational Coach, Level 2, Institute of Executive Coaching and Leadership (IECL), 2016, and has a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Strategic HRM) from Swinburne University, Melbourne, 2003.
Catherine is a leading Human Resources executive with over 30 years’ experience in HR and Consulting. She is a Co-Founder and Director of Parents on Leave Pty Ltd and has held executive HR roles in diverse sectors including Professional Services, Mining and Manufacturing and Higher Education working both in Australia and the UK. Catherine is also a Non-Executive Director on the Board of Sovereign Hill Museums Association in Ballarat. Catherine has built her own successful businesses in the consulting and retail environments as well as service in the British Royal Navy where she was instrumental in designing and implementing the Royal Navy’s first centre to deliver counselling and support services to Naval staff and their families.
Catherine is a Mentor and a Leadership Syndicate Advisor for Women on Boards Australia and an accredited Executive Coach with clients globally.
Catherine is also a member of SEDA College (Victoria)’s Nomination 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.


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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