KRB Leadership Team

Kincoppal-Rose Bay is in the hands of our very capable leadership team who each share a passion for education and fostering a culture of learning and community within KRB.

Maureen Ryan


Educated at John XXIII College in Perth and Kildara College, Malvern, Maureen began her career in commerce after completing her Bachelor of Economics degree at Monash University. After five years of accountancy with Price Waterhouse and Coopers and Lybrand, Maureen made a significant career change into Catholic Education and taking up her first teaching appointment at Dominic College Senior Campus at Glenorchy. This was the commencement of an impressive teaching reputation in Religious Education, Accounting and Legal Studies which includes experience at Guilford Young College in Hobart, as Vice Principal, Sacred Heart College, Geelong, Deputy Principal, Genazzano FCJ College, Kew, Deputy Principal, St Leonard’s College, Brighton and Principal at Sacre Coeur, Melbourne.

Maureen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics (Monash), a Diploma in Education (Monash), a Masters of Education (Deakin) and a MBA (Executive) from ACU.

Professionally Maureen has been extensively involved in the activities of the Association of Independent Schools (AISV) and is a past member of the executive of the Catholic Deputy Principals’ Association.

Elizabeth Clark

Deputy Principal

An experienced educator in the key learning area of Human Society and its Environment, Elizabeth has a wide experience of leadership in Catholic education. Focused on the development of staff and students; her experiences have included Curriculum Coordinator and Assistant Head of Boarding at St Scholastica’s College, Assistant Principal at Brigidine College Randwick and Deputy Principal at Rosebank College.

Elizabeth is a dedicated lifelong learner, a characteristic she wishes to inspire all her students with. She holds a Bachelor of Economics (Social Sciences), Diploma of Education and Master of Education (Curriculum) from the University of Sydney. Elizabeth has also completed a Master in Educational Leadership (ACU) and a Master of Theology (Newcastle). She is an active member of the Australian College of Education and the Australian Council for Educational Leaders.

Danielle Albertini

Head of Junior School

Catholic coeducation is fundamental to Danielle’s vision of teaching and learning in the formative years of Junior School education.

After completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Primary Education, Danielle taught across Kindergarten to Year 6 in Catholic Primary Schools. In 2012, she became Leader of Learning in Mathematics at St Angela’s Primary, where she worked alongside teachers through adopting a coaching model for initiating pedagogical change.

Danielle’s role as Leader of Learning in Mathematics saw the commencement of her leadership experience which also includes Stage 3 Coordinator at St Angela’s Primary, and Stage 2 Coordinator at Kincoppal – Rose Bay.

In her role as Head of Junior School, Kincoppal – Rose Bay, Danielle is committed to building student, parent and staff agency to continue working towards the School’s vision of providing a world-class Sacred Heart education.

Nicola Dennis

Director of Teaching & Learning (K-12)

Nicola was appointed to the position of Director of Teaching and Learning at KRB in 2009 having served with the school in the Mathematics department since 1992 (including 8 years as head of the department).

She has a Bachelor of Science, Diploma in Education, Master of Arts in Pure Mathematics and Graduate Certificate in Education – Enrichment Mathematics.

She has been closely involved with the Association of Independent Schools Professional Development Committee.

She has also demonstrated a special interest in the area of mentoring teachers new to the profession and ensuring the continued professional development of all teaching staff, P-12, so they can keep up to date on current issues and research into teaching and learning.

Carrie Scanlan

Director of Students (7-12)

Carrie is an outstanding educator of girls who has extensive experience in the field of Positive Education Wellbeing. She has led the Academic Care team since 2016 and prior to that was a Year Coordinator at KRB for 9 years. Carrie has built a strong team who have worked collaboratively to provide best practice academic care to the senior students of Kincoppal-Rose Bay.

Carrie is passionate about continuing to develop Kincoppal–Rose Bay’s use of Positive Psychology in supporting the wellbeing of students; focusing on the crucial development of skills such as resilience and perseverance. Carrie is an exceptional communicator and strong role model for our students in the Senior School.

Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts Degree from ANU and a Master of Teaching Degree from Sydney University.

Anne-Maree Bennett

Director of Boarding

Anne-Maree Bennett has a strong commitment to the mission of a Catholic school and a clear vision for academic care within a Sacred Heart School. She also brings to the position her proactive and strong leadership skills, outstanding communication skills and her ability to build strong collaborative relationships with staff, parents and students.

Before joining the Leadership Team, Anne-Maree was Head of English at Pymble Ladies College and has held leadership roles as Head of English at St Ignatius’ College, Riverview, Wenona and Loreto Kirribilli. She was also a Year Coordinator at Loreto. She is a senior HSC marker of English, a subject that all our Boarders must study. Anne-Maree has also been involved in three boarding schools – Riverview, Wenona and Pymble Ladies College, and lived on campus at Riverview.

Her qualifications include a Bachelor of Arts with first class honours in English Literature/Psychology from the University of Sydney and a Diploma of Education. Anne-Maree brings great leadership experience to this role as well as her commitment, understanding and passion for the education of girls.

John Mooney

Director of Mission

John has been at Kincoppal – Rose Bay since 1987. He appreciates the unique and highly pertinent charism and spirituality of the Society of the Sacred Heart that is embedded in the school’s educational philosophy.

John read Philosophy and Classics at the University of Newcastle, Theology and Sacred Scripture at Melbourne University, Education at the University of New England, as well as completing postgraduate study in Theology at Sydney University. He has also trained as a counsellor.

Mary Cook

Director of Advancement & Community

Mary worked as the Director of Development for the Faculty of Law at the University of Sydney, Roseville College and Loreto Normanhurst prior to joining KRB as a careers advisor in 1990.

She has extensive experience in all areas of development, community relations and fundraising, having coordinated significant appeals for the new Sydney University Law School and a number of extensive building and bequest programs for schools.

Mary is committed to ensuring that all members of the KRB community – parents, staff, past parents and alumnae are able to engage as closely as possible in different ways with the life of the School.

She sees the importance of encouraging a culture of giving amongst the community to ensure the school provides an optimal learning environment for every student and to enable those families who cannot afford a Sacred Heart education the chance to be educated at KRB.

Sarah Daff

Director of Global Citizenship & Education

Sarah is an experienced teacher of 13 years with a specialisation in religious education and mission. She has worked internationally, spending a year in Ghana as a Curriculum Development Officer with the Australian Volunteers International Development. She also held the position of Director of Mission at our Bisbane sister school, Stuartholme, for five years before taking up the newly created role of Director of Global Citizenship & Education at KRB. 

In her role, Sarah aims to inspire and empower our students to embrace global citizenship as a way of life. She is passionate about the power of education to foster creativity, critical thinking, cultural responsiveness, empathy, self-belief, compassion and collaboration within our students, all skills they will need to navigate the challenges of our modern world. Sarah looks forward to strengthening our international partnerships with other Sacred Heart Schools and educational providers to reinforce our global competence.