Adrian Diethelm

RECTOR

Adrian Diethelm

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

secretary@stjohnscollege.edu.au

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. 

Paul Gallagher

VICE-RECTOR

Dr Paul Gallagher

BA, MA, PhD, Grad Dip Psychotherapy, CELTA

vicerector@stjohnscollege.edu.au

Dr Paul Gallagher is a lay Roman Catholic theologian with expertise in Christian social ethics and Anabaptist theology. He has been a university college administrator for the last decade.

As Vice-Rector and Deputy Head of the College, Dr Gallagher is closely involved in the strategic planning and operations of the College. His primary responsibilities are the development, implementation and management of policies and procedures relating to the general welfare, academic progress and pastoral care of students.

TJ Christie

DEAN

TJ Christie

BA, DipLaw

dean@stjohnscollege.edu.au

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.  

Valerie Bohle

EXECUTIVE OFFICER 

Valerie Bohle

GradDipMus, DipEd

executiveofficer@stjohnscollege.edu.au

Valerie Bohle has over 15 years’ experience working in secondary and tertiary educational institutions covering the areas of admissions, marketing, alumni and fund-raising as well as management and strategic planning. 

As Executive Officer, she provides high-level strategic and operational support to the Rector, and has input into the development of strategy, policy and planning for the College. She also acts as secretariat to the College Council and as liaison between the Rector and various stakeholders.

 

Vic Andallo

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

Vic Andallo

BScCom, MBA, CPA, ACMA, AFAIM, GAICD

opsdirector@stjohnscollege.edu.au

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.

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING AND DEVELOPMENT

Grant Birse

BBus (Mktg), AdvDipBus

community@stjohnscollege.edu.au

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. 

PEOPLE AND CULTURE MANAGER

Christina Goh

Dip Mktg, Dip Leadership Management; MAHRI

hr@stjohnscollege.edu.au

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.