Parents' and Friends' Association

Every St Hilda’s parent is a member of the Parents' and Friends' Association, whose aim is to involve parents in social functions for friendship, fun and fundraising. A Committee is elected at an Extraordinary General Meeting in November each year.

President: Sally Vasudavan

Sally manages a group of specialist dental clinics including Orthodontics on St Quentin in Claremont. Prior to this she worked for over 10 years in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and equity capital markets with Macquarie Capital, the investment-banking arm of Macquarie Bank. Sally has three children, with daughter Stella attending Pre Primary and eldest son Chase attending St Hilda’s Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten before moving on to Christ Church. Sally’s youngest daughter, Allegra, is a future student and will be starting at St Hilda’s in 2020. Sally is currently the P&F nominated representative on the St Hilda’s Council.

Treasurer: Sharyn Arundell

Sharyn is a Director and part owner of Equiti Partners, a tax and business advisory practice in Subiaco. Sharyn started her accounting career at Howells Kidner accountants, and became a partner of the practice in 1997. In 2007 Sharyn and one of her business partners Grant Kidner formed Equiti Partners, a practice that specialises in tax advice and accounting services for high-net-worth clients, small to medium sized businesses and ASX listed junior mining companies. Sharyn and her husband Brendan have three children including their two daughters who are both at St Hilda’s with Anneliese in year 11 and Sophie in year 7. Their son Benjamin attends John XXIII College and is in year 3. Sharyn enjoys travel, cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

Secretary: Laura Fitzgerald

Laura is a K-12 Old Scholar and this will be her 6th year back at St Hilda’s as a parent.  Her daughter, Felicity, is in the Junior School, and her son, Elijah, attended Junior Kindy at St Hilda’s before moving on to Aquinas. Laura lectures primarily in Law, but also in Philosophy, at the University of Notre Dame. She serves on the Consultative Committee of the Institute of Ethics and Society and the Notre Dame Human Research Ethics Committee. 

General Committee:

Faye Christison

Faye, together with her husband, manages a mixed cropping enterprise in the Central Wheatbelt. Prior to this she was the marketing manager for a large WA financial institution. She has twin girls, Ella and Zoe, who are boarders in year 10. Faye is also the Chair of the Boarder Parent Representative Committee and aims to help build stronger links within the parent community of St Hilda’s.

Anthea Cooke

Carolyn Turnbull

Carolyn is the new Chief Aviation Business Development Officer for Perth Airport where she is responsible for the future growth of aviation, revenue generation and strategic planning. Prior to her appointment, Carolyn was Chief Executive Officer of a Singapore-based Hotel Management Company with over 20 years of leadership experience in the luxury hospitality and tourism sectors.

Following 15 years of living and working abroad, Carolyn and her husband Stuart relocated to Perth with their two children in June of 2017.  Their son Billy attends Scotch College in Year 8 and daughter Brooke attends St Hilda’s in Year 7. Carolyn joined the St Hilda’s P&F in November 2017 as a General Committee Member and is committed long term to the community of St Hilda’s.

David Fleming 

David is an experienced corporate transactional lawyer currently consulting on selected business ventures and commercial projects. Prior to relocating to Perth in 2017, David practised law for over 30 years with premier international law firm Baker & McKenzie in Australia, England and Hong Kong. He advised clients on a wide range of corporate transactions across numerous industries. He also held senior management positions with Baker & McKenzie having served as Managing Partner and then Head of Antitrust and Competition for Hong Kong/China/Vietnam and Head of Asia Pacific Mergers and Acquisitions. David and his wife, Emma Hanrahan have three daughters currently in Years 6, 8 and 10. David joined the P&F in November 2018 and is committed to supporting St Hilda’s continued growth and success as a leading girls’ school.

Anna Sudlow

Anna is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Transborders Energy Ltd and is the Acting Chair of the Board of the Leeuwin Ocean Adventure Foundation.  Prior to this she has worked in small and large listed oil and gas companies in senior finance and commercial roles.  Anna is an Old Scholar of St Hilda’s and has two daughters, Erin and Alex Chatfield with Erin starting at St Hilda’s in Year 5 in 2018. 

All parents are encouraged to attend Committee meetings as well as Auxiliary and other parent support group meetings.  All meeting dates are listed in the weekly newsletters and the School web calendar. Our parent volunteer network contributes their time each year mostly organised through the P & F Association and other support groups. This is a valuable resource and reflects the strong and sustained sense of community at St Hilda's.

You can nominate to become a Committee Member, or contact the Parents & Friends Association for more information on how to get involved. Latest documents relating to the P & F Association can be viewed via the Parent Portal.

Click here to register your interest in helping out the Parents' and Friends' Association in 2019.