KRB School Board

Our School Board is made up of a diverse group of KRB past and present parents, alumni and industry professionals to oversee every aspect of our school including our strategic direction. The School Board is guided by the values of the Sacred Heart to ensure we can fulfill our obligation of educating hearts and minds to produce young women and men of integrity and compassion.

Linda Quatermass - Board Chair

Linda is an experienced lawyer who has worked in private practice, government and corporate environments providing commercial, corporate and risk management advice.

Linda has been a member of the  Kincoppal-Rose Bay Governance, Risk and Safeguarding Committee since 2014 and is currently its Chair.

The Kincoppal-Rose Bay community has been a constant and significant part of Linda’s family for many years.  Her three daughters were educated at KRB from 1999 – 2013.

Cathy Kovacs

Cathy Kovacs is the newest appointment to KRB’s Board of Directors. She is an experienced director serving on the boards of number of public and private companies in the financial services and education sector. Prior to her non executive director career, she was a senior executive in financial services working for some of Australia’s largest companies, including Westpac and Macquarie Group.

She holds a Bachelor of Commerce (UNSW) and a Masters of Applied Finance (Macquarie University).

Cathy served on the KRB Finance Committee for 5 years before joining the KRB Board.

She has a daughter at KRB in Year 10, and a daughter who graduated from KRB in 2022


Sr Diana Hayes RSCJ

Diana is a Religious of the Sacred Heart and a past student of The Convent of the Sacred Heart, Rose Bay.

Diana served as Principal of Barat-Burn for three years before working as a teacher, and later Principal, at St Therese, Sadleir in south-west Sydney. She has also worked in a variety of social work settings. 

Diana holds many qualifications including a Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Theology. She has recently completed her term on the Stuartholme Board in Brisbane and is presently a Director of Catholic Healthcare Ltd.

Professor Paul J Gollan

Paul is currently Pro-Vice Chancellor (South East Asia), University of Wollongong and a Senior Professor of Management at the Sydney Business School in the Faculty of Business at the University of Wollongong.

Paul holds an MSc (Econ) and PhD from the London School of Economics. He is a highly respected academic and has held senior research, lecture and professional positions at a number of universities and colleges throughout the United Kingdom and Australia. 

Paul has published 16 books in the fields of human resources and industrial relations. He has also written over 36 book chapters and 60 refereed articles in leading academic journals. He is a Fellow of the Australian Human Resources Institute and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personal and Development (UK).

Paul has been a member of the KRB Finance Committee since 2018 and is currently the Finance Committee Chair.

John O'Neil

John is an alumnus of Kincoppal-Rose Bay and the parent of a current student.

John’s background as an investment banker saw him work in senior international banking roles in Australia, Hong Kong and London, specialising in energy and infrastructure finance. He currently works as a consultant to the Federal Department of Finance in Canberra and is a member of the Investment Committee of the Commonwealth’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation.

John has been a member of the KRB Finance Committee since 2014 and has also previously chaired the committee. He is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Loretto Richardson

Loretto has 38 years’ experience in Catholic education in Australia. She served as Deputy Principal of Saint Patrick’s College Campbelltown from 1982-1990 and then Principal of St Scholastica’s College Glebe from 1990-2014.

Loretto has served as a director of the Catholic Education Commission, and the Sydney Archdiocesan Catholic Schools (SACS) Board. She represented the Good Samaritan Congregation on the Committee for Special Education for the Catholic Education Commission NSW. 

Loretto brings to the board her experience as an educational leader in both boarding and day schools and indigenous education.

Lorraine Tarabay 

Lorraine was formerly a senior investment banker in Sydney and New York. She was responsible for the provision of advice (mergers, acquisitions, divestments and capital raisings) to several multinationals, public and private companies and advised on government privatisations.

In addition to being a member of the KRB School Board, Lorraine also holds board positions with Studio A and currently as the Chair of the Museum of Contemporary Arts. She is also an Advisory Board member of Global Women Leaders – Strategic Philanthropy and is a member of the TATE Museum (Britain) International Council.

Lorraine is a current parent with a daughter at KRB.

Jeff Peers

With a career of over 35 years in the real estate sector, Jeff has held a variety of roles from construction and property management to development and investment. Before joining UNSW in 2017, Jeff worked with Lend Lease and AMP Capital. Although the majority of his time has been based in Australia, he brings considerable knowledge of international markets having worked in Europe for 10 years, and more recently in China, Japan and New Zealand. Jeff has experience in all real estate asset classes and has extensive experience dealing with both State and Local Government.

Jeff is currently the Chief Technology & Infrastructure Officer at UNSW Sydney and is responsible for the University’s real estate and IT systems. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours (Quantity Surveying)) and a Post Graduate Diploma (Applied Finance & Investment).

Both of Jeff’s daughters attended KRB.

Andrew Landman

Andrew Landman serves as Head of BlackRock South Asia and APAC Wealth. He is also Deputy Head of APAC and responsible for all facets of the BlackRock business within South Asia. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Certified Practising Accountancy Certificate (CPA) and studied Leadership at the University of Chicago in 2003.

Prior to assuming his current role, Andrew was Head of Client Business for the Asia-Pacific Region, responsible for both distribution and management of the Retail and Institutional relationships in Asia and Head of Institutional and BlackRock Alternative Specialists Group for APAC following a period of being Head of Client Businesses then CEO in Australia.

Prior to joining BlackRock, Andrew was Chief Executive Officer of Ascalon Capital Managers, a subsidiary of BT Financial Group. Ascalon takes equity stakes in, and is an active business partner of, some of Asia Pacific’s leading boutique asset managers. Under Andrew’s leadership, Ascalon successfully built a portfolio of nine single strategy hedge and high conviction funds across Australia and Asia Pacific with $4.2 billion in assets under management.

In addition to the role at Ascalon, Andrew was Head of Investment Strategy at BT Financial Group. Prior to Ascalon, Andrew was the Chief Financial Officer of Challenger Funds Management.  He started his career at Bankers Trust where he worked extensively across the operations side of funds management.

Andrew has a daughter in Year 6 at KRB.