College Management Team

College Management Team

Meet our College Management Team

Schools are communities of people, and leadership requires more than just running an organisation. Our College Management Team (CMT) is dedicated to the wellbeing, development, learning, and opportunities available to our students so they, in turn, are inspired to be citizens the world needs.

Collectively, the CMT brings a depth of knowledge and experience in educational management, as well as many years of experience in a variety of schools to the service MLC and its mission.

This team comprises key representatives from across all areas of the College. The CMT guides the operational requirements of the College under the direction of the Principal.

Julia Shea, Principal

Julia Shea commenced as MLC’s ninth Principal at the start of 2023.

Julia is a leading advocate for all-girls education; and has extensive experience in education in a single-sex setting, a background in maths and science and a track record of driving educational excellence.

Prior to MLC, Julia was the Principal of St Peter’s Girls’ School, an ELC to Year 12 Anglican School in Adelaide, for nine years. Julia has also worked at two pre-eminent boys’ schools in Sydney – Sydney Grammar School and Newington College.

Julia holds a Master of Educational Administration, a Bachelor of Science and a Diploma of Education. Mathematics is her passion, and she has co-authored a series of HSC Mathematics textbooks for Cambridge University Press.

Margaret has extensive educational experience from Prep to VCE. 

In 2014, Margaret was appointed Senior Vice Principal of MLC, having held the positions of Vice Principal from October 2012, Head of Junior Secondary School (Years 7 and 8) from 2006 – 2008 and Head of Middle School from 2009 until September 2012. In her time at MLC, Margaret chaired the College Wellbeing Committee and, in her role as Head of Middle School, had responsibility for the MLC Marshmead remote site. As senior Vice Principal, Margaret oversees the areas of Technology, Learning and Curriculum, and Staff Development and Research.

Mark has had extensive educational experience from Year 7 to VCE levels and is committed to providing quality educational opportunities for all students.

Mark was appointed Vice Principal in December 2014 after being with the College since 2003. In his time at MLC, Mark has worked closely with many students and their families in preparation for both the Banksia and Marshmead programs. He has also co-chaired The Green Team (Sustainability & Environment), filled short-term CMT roles and in 2014 was appointed Director of Remote Sites and Sport Programs. In his current role as Vice Principal, Mark oversees the areas of Student Wellbeing, Education Outdoors, Sport, Music, Boarding, Emergency Management, Chaplaincy, and Tours & Exchanges.

Louise joined MLC in 2020, bringing impressive junior school leadership experience, much of it dedicated to independent girls’ education. Her passion for indigenous education was strengthened by her Head of Primary role at a co-educational International Baccalaureate school in Darwin.

Cathie joined MLC in 2018 as the Head of Junior Secondary School, having had a wealth of experience in a variety of Leadership and Consultancy roles across all year levels and in many different environments. As Head of Junior Secondary School, Cathie has the pleasure of meeting every family new to the College.

Melissa was appointed Head of Middle School in 2018 after being Head of Junior Secondary School for nine years at the College. Prior to this, Melissa worked as a Krome House Coordinator in Senior School as well as teaching English classes in Year 7, 10 and 12. Melissa has had extensive educational experience teaching students from Years 7 to 12 and in varied leadership roles in a broad range of settings.

Deb brings over 15 years of exceptional experience in education and leadership, with a strong background in high-performing schools. With a commitment to fostering academic rigour while championing health, wellbeing and empowerment among students, Deb is passionate about providing a supportive, respectful environment where our Senior School students are inspired to become the citizens the world needs.

Tim commenced at MLC in 2019 as the Director of Learning and Curriculum. Having held previous leadership roles in the independent school sector in teaching and learning, Tim has a wealth of experience developing and designing learning and curriculum, as well as significant experience leading executive teams. As Director of Learning and Curriculum, Tim is responsible for all curriculum delivery from Years 7 to 12, including working with each Head of Department to develop and implement a strategic plan for the College’s teaching and learning aspirations.

Miranda joined MLC in 2024 as Director of Student Wellbeing, having had extensive experience in a number of wellbeing and leadership roles, and as an accomplished teacher of English and Humanities. Passionate about working with young people and empowering student voice and agency through innovative wellbeing programs, Miranda works closely with students, staff and families with the aim of equipping students with the resilience and confidence they need to reach their potential.

James joined MLC in 2012 as the Director of Corporate Services. His role focuses on both commercial matters and the strategic activities of the College. James has broad experience in the commercial world in organisations with both a multinational focus and also a broad public reach, which assists him in managing the complex operations of MLC. Prior to coming to MLC, James was CFO at the Port of Melbourne Corporation and at Xtralis (a global technology products company), and spent a number of years at PricewaterhouseCoopers. James has extensive experience in commercial operations, international financial structures, mergers and acquisitions, and large scale community infrastructure projects. James has a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Jodie joined MLC in 2024, having extensive experience, both strategic and operational, across the full suite of P&C functions. In addition, she is a Non-executive Director of the Sexual Assault Family Violence Centre and is a member of the Melbourne Business School’s Future of Learning Advisory Board. Jodie has been passionate about improving gender equity in the organisations in which she’s worked. She sees her move to MLC as another avenue to contribute to improving gender equity by being part of a leading school that is educating the next generation of women.

Mike commenced at MLC in 2021. He has more than twenty years’ experience in technology management and leadership roles in the higher education and NFP sectors. His qualifications are in science, education, computing, and business administration. As Director of Information Technology, Mike is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the College’s IT services, networks, servers, applications, AV, and end-user computing facilities. He is passionate about establishing a technology vision backed by service management and IT governance principles and processes.

As Director of Community Engagement, Aimee is responsible for the development and execution of brand and communication strategies to strengthen MLC’s reputation as a leading girls’ school and, most importantly, building engagement with Alumnae and Parents/guardians by nurturing and facilitating meaningful relationships with MLC.

Aimee has extensive executive experience leading and implementing successful consumer-focused strategies for prominent organisations across Banking and Finance, Community Services and Education. With a diverse educational background, Aimee holds a Foundations of Directorship Certificate from the AICD, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Australian Graduate School of Management, and a Bachelor of Science with a major in Psychology from the University of New South Wales and a Major in Marketing from ACU.