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.
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 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 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.
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.
Brian Borgonha – Director
Brian has held board positions with Community Connections Inc. (Canberra), Mental Health Foundation (Canberra), SOCAP Australia (Sydney), YES WEST Inc. (Melbourne), Kingston Council, Acting Chair & Committee Member (Melbourne) and Community Services – Migrant Resource Centre (Melbourne).
In his current role, Brian is the Assistant Director of the New Colombo Plan Private Sector engagement at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. His previous roles include First Secretary, Education & Leadership at the Australian Embassy in Papua New Guinea, and Assistant Director, Canada, Central America and the Caribbean Branch. Brian has also worked with the Australian Department of Defence (Washington DC) and the Department of Immigration and Citizenship. In addition to his public service career spanning foreign and trade policy, development cooperation, and corporate management, Brian has also worked in the Private and NGO sectors in senior management and consultancy roles. He holds a Masters of Studies – International Relations from The Australian National University.
David Talalla – Director
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 VIS and a Ministerial Taskforce in relation to Women in Sport and Recreation.
David is currently a member of Cricket Australia’s Elite National Match Referee’s Panel and has been the Convenor of the MCC Club XI Competition since 2003.