College Board and Leadership
Chris Reidy – College Board Chairman
After studying a Bachelor of Education in Physical Education and Psychology at Deakin University Chris spent time in Australia and England pursuing a cricket career.
A seven-year period in the Victorian state education system saw Chris develop an interest in the wider sport and recreation industry. Subsequently, Chris spent three years in private enterprise fulfilling operational and business development roles prior to co-founding SEDA in late 2006. Chris became the Chairman of SEDA College upon its successful registration in 2016. Chris is also on the Finance Committee.
Scott Diamond – Director
Scott has a Masters of Education (School Leadership), and a Bachelor of Education (Physical Education).
Scott has worked in education for over 20 years and through that time worked in a variety of schools. From small inner city High Schools to large multi Campus Urban Fringe and currently in a Regional Growth area in the South West of Victoria.
Scott’s current role is as Principal of Surf Coast Secondary College in Torquay. This proud Public High School was built in 2012 and in that time Scott has overseen the growth of the school from 120 students and a dozen staff to the still growing 830 students and 85 staff. Committed to contemporary pedagogical practices and a diagnostic approach to individual student growth the school boasts several highly respected learning and teaching programs.
Outside school Scott enjoys time with his family and utilising the coastal geography to stay active.
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 Master’s 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 centered 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 upon its successful registration in 2016. Heath is also the Company Secretary and is on the SEDA College Finance Committee.
Eric Moar – Director
As well as being a CPA, 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 on the Finance Committee.
Michelle Murray – Director
Michelle Murray is currently the COO of the Bully Zero Australia Foundation and was previously the Head of Community at the Essendon Football Club. Michelle is a qualified secondary school teacher with more than twenty-five years’ experience. Michelle has a Bachelor of Education Post Primary
Physical Education and Science, and a Graduate Certificate in IB MYP. Michelle has been on SEDA College’s Board since it was established.
Michelle uses her teaching experience to challenge and support young staff to do their best by inspiring trust and confidence, building team commitment, engaging and motivating them to improve their strengths. She models behaviour which leads to constructive teamwork, and works hard to develop relationships with her staff that encourage positive attitudes to learning and professional growth.
Outside of work, Michelle is passionate about her family, health, fitness, gardening and her home. She is married to Gary and has two young adult children. She takes great pride in the achievements of her family and enjoys daily reflection on the blessings that life brings.
Kate O’Donnell – Director
Kate has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) English Language and Literature, General.
Kate is a passionate advocate for great teaching, evidence-based evaluation and continuous improvement for schools. With high level leadership, data analysis skills and years of local and international experience in developing innovative, working solutions for teachers, parents and students, she specialises in driving change and creating solutions. Kate has exercised her creative talents in the creation of over 140 short videos showing excellence in teaching, and whole school and district practices.
Kate currently heads SEDA College NSW – a new concept school that challenges traditional thinking to achieve great results for all students regardless of background.