Adrian Diethelm


Adrian Diethelm

BA (Hons), LLB (Hons) (Syd), BCL (Oxon), MTax (Syd)

Adrian Diethelm was appointed the 18th Rector from 1 January 2014, having served as Acting Rector in 2013.  Adrian practiced as a barrister for 16 years having previously been a solicitor in a city firm, was a full-time law lecturer at the Universities of Sydney (1987-89) and Queensland (1993-97), and taught law part-time for many years.  His academic interests have included constitutional law, evidence and equity amongst other subjects. 

TJ Christie


TJ Christie

BA, DipLaw

TJ Christie, an alumna and former Vice-Principal of Sancta Sophia College, commenced in the role of Dean in September 2014.  As Dean, TJ is responsible for the well-being of College residents and coordinating the extensive academic program. 

Prior to her more recent career within residential university colleges, TJ worked as a solicitor and HR specialist with a number of Sydney’s leading legal firms.  

Vic Andallo


Vic Andallo


Vic Andallo is a qualified professional in the areas of finance, commercial, strategy and operations management – a wide-ranging professional experience gained from both established and start-up environments from a variety of industries such as professional services, manufacturing, biotechnology, digital media and telecommunications.

In his role as Director of Operations at St John’s College, Vic provides strategic and operational leadership in the areas of finance management, estate planning, risk management and facilities management, making sure that the College utilises its resources optimally for a sustainable future.


Grant Birse

BBus (Mktg), AdvDipBus

Grant Birse is a marketing and communications professional whose experience spans brand development, strategic planning and stakeholder management within the public and private sectors.

As the Director of Marketing and Development at St John’s College, Grant provides strategic and operational leadership to ensure a strong market position, increased brand awareness, meaningful community connections and engagement and the generation of sustainable revenue streams. 


Christina Goh

Dip Mktg, Dip Leadership Management; MAHRI

Christina Goh is a dedicated and strategic thinking HR professional with more than seven years’ experience within university college administration. 

As the People and Culture Manager, Christina provides high level support to the Rector’s Office and ensures the efficient application and delivery of HR processes, tools and systems to facilitate growth and maintain a culture which attracts, inducts, engages, develops and retains talent within the College.