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Four New Councillors for St Andrew’s College Council

St Andrew’s College is pleased to announce three new Councillors have been appointed to the College Council from March to May 2024 and one has been elected in June 2024, to fill recent vacancies.

Congratulations to Reverend Christopher Waterhouse, Walter MacCallum, Munraj Dhaliwal and Alison Treloar.

Chair of St Andrew’s College Council, Sasha Kovic (Fr 2005) commented the appointments and the election:

I’m thrilled to welcome our newest Councillors – Christopher, Walter, and Munraj.

Christopher is an Ordained Minister and an  experienced board member, who is new to our community. He will assist in pastoral care in our Education and Student Life Committee. 

Walter and Munraj, both alumni, will join our Operations Committee.

Walter is a current parent and has been advising the Council on employment law the last few years.

Munraj has a financial background and strong business acumen which will add significantly to the Council’s skills matrix.

I’m very excited to welcome Alison Treloar onto the Council. Not only is Alison representing the first cohort of women at the College but also our regional community. Alison will join the Education & Student Life Committee and bring her public relations and stakeholder management skill set to the Council.

Reverend Christopher Waterhouse

The Reverend Christopher Waterhouse is an Anglican priest and serves as the Rector of St James’ Anglican Church in Sydney. Christopher holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Tasmania and a Master of Divinity from Trinity College, Melbourne. Prior to his appointment to St James’ Church, he was the Precentor and Chaplain for the Arts at St David’s Cathedral in Hobart, and is a former Director of the St James’ Institute in Sydney.

Christopher was born in the UK and raised and educated in Tasmania. He developed an early interest in the performing arts, particularly theatre and music, and undertook studies in voice and organ. He appeared on stage in many productions in Tasmania before moving to Sydney to work at Sydney Theatre Company. He then moved to London and was the Operations Manager and later General Manager of the St James’ Theatre. Feeling a strong call to ministry in the church he left the theatre industry and moved to Oxford to work at Oxford’s Cathedral at Christ Church and commenced theology studies at Ripon College, Cuddesdon.

Christopher has over 20 years of experience as a radio presenter in Hobart, London and Sydney, and previously served on the Board of 2MBS Fine Music Sydney. He has also served on the board of various charities in the philanthropic, church and arts sectors, including on the national board of The Anglican Board of Mission, The Mission to Seafarers (Hobart), Young Voices of Hobart, the Friends of the Theatre Royal, and on the editorial committee of ‘A Distant Music’, promoting and publishing sacred choral works by Australian composers.

Walter MacCallum

Walter (Fr 1988) holds an Arts Degree and Diploma in Law from the University of Sydney/LPAB, and 25 years of extensive experience as a commercial litigator across all court jurisdictions. He attended St Andrew’s from 1988-1991 and is part of long line of MacCallums who have attended the College.

He is a partner at Russell Kennedy Lawyers and acts for and advises individual clients, family enterprises, schools and not-for-profits, SMEs to large corporations. In addition to his litigation work, Walter is an experienced employment lawyer.

Walter is a board member at Russell Kennedy, served as President of the Old Sydneian’s Union for the last 5 years (remaining on the board in 2024), and provides pro bono services through the firm.

Munraj Dhaliwal 

Munraj (Fr 2006) holds a Bachelor and a Master of Commerce (Finance) from the University of Sydney. He was awarded an Economics and Business Faculty Scholarship for both his degrees and, while at St Andrew’s College, he received a scholarship for academic performance and tutored finance subjects.

With a decade of experience in investment banking and corporate advisory in Sydney and London, Munraj has advised clients across various sectors, including consumer, industrials, energy, resources, and real estate and held executive roles in strategy and as Group CFO for an ASX300 global consumer business.

Currently, Munraj is investing in consumer businesses throughout Australia and the US, collaborating with management and the investment community to enhance shareholder value.

Alison Treloar

Alison (Fr 2002) holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise Science) with First Class Honours from the University of Sydney. With over 18 years of experience, Alison has built a highly competent career in stakeholder and community engagement, strategic communications, project management, and business and economic development across government, community, and industry sectors. Her expertise is enhanced by a background in scientific research, allowing her to distil complex messaging and develop effective strategies to reach diverse stakeholders.

After returning to regional NSW 12 years ago Alison built a career in public relations and stakeholder engagement, working across federal and state government, and in university-led innovation with the UNE SMART Region Incubator. She currently works for the State Government’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, driving key state government outcomes and strategic projects, and advising decision-makers on regional issues. In addition, Alison recently accepted a governance role with a not-for-profit rural and regional organisation delivering Aboriginal, allied and mental health services.

Throughout her career, Alison has been recognised for her contributions, including being a Regional Winner and State Finalist in the NSW Business Chamber Business Awards and presenting research findings internationally. She is an Advisory Board member for the Friends of the National Rural Health Alliance and recently commenced as a Non-executive Board Member for HealthWISE, a not-for-profit rural and regional organisation delivering aboriginal, allied and mental health services.

To read a full list of our Council members, check out this page.