Executive Leadership Team
Mr Anthony Heffer - Interim Principal
Anthony is an experienced educator with 25 years in the independent and public school sectors. He has been at the College since 2013, serving as Secondary School Head of English before advancing to the role of Deputy Principal Teaching, Learning and Innovation in 2018. Throughout his academic career, Anthony has taught a number of subjects from both the International Baccalaureate and Higher School Certificate (HSC) including: Ancient History, English A: Language and Literature, Standard English, Advanced English, English Extension 1, English Extension 2, History Extension, and Modern History. He has marked the HSC, as well as trained in Growth Coaching, Visible Learning, Cultures of Thinking, and is a member of the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership.
Mrs Andrea Barkla - Acting Deputy Principal & Director of Professional Development (K-12)
Ms Heather Walsh - Business Manager
Heather Walsh has been involved with The Riverina Anglican College since June 2019. Heather is the Director School Operations of the Canberra/Goulburn Diocese, a role she has undertaken since June 2015. Prior to her current role, Heather worked at the Chief Operating Office of Canberra Girls Grammar. Heather has worked in international education and the not for profit sector. Heather has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and CPA Australia.
Dr Jane Greenlees - Head of Junior School
Jane has been teaching for more than 20 years with experience in a variety of teaching settings. She has held key leadership roles, including University lecturing, and is passionate about developing best teacher practice where the student guides curriculum development and inquiry-based learning. With a PhD in Mathematics, Jane continues to use current research to inform pedagogy and programs in the classroom. She enjoys providing engaging learning experiences that recognise the diversity of student learners and the creation of beautiful learning environments for them to flourish in.
Mr Christopher Ingold - Head of Secondary School
Christopher is a passionate and experienced educator with over ten years of experience in the independent school sector. Having studied a Bachelor of Education (Humanities) and a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Sydney, he began his teaching career at Arndell Anglican College. Christopher obtained a Master of Education (Leadership and Management) and a Master of Commerce (Strategy, Innovation and Entrepreneurship; Marketing; and Human Resource Management).
He moved to Blue Mountains Grammar School in 2014, teaching Legal Studies, Modern History, Extension History and Junior HSIE. He became a Head of House in 2016, and then Assistant Director – School improvement in 2020. Christopher has consistently worked to develop strategies to improve student experience on campus; including strengthening the Year 7 orientation program and Year 10 Senior Studies Program as well as leading the implementation of a whole school approach to student growth.
Coming from a family of teachers, Christopher is passionate about developing an approach to education that encompasses growth of the student as a whole. A core tenet of his practice aims to ensure that both staff and students feel connected within their educational journey. Christopher believes that knowing each student is the key to ensuring that they can flourish on their own terms, particularly supported by the provision of a wide range of educational experiences and challenges.
Mr Ross Kennedy - Director of Technology, Development and Strategic Direction
Ross comes from a family of school teachers. His father was a Principal and he has three other siblings working in education across New South Wales. Ross began his career working in Graphic Design before he made a career change into education. He worked in Sydney for many years before moving to back to Wagga Wagga to raise a family. Ross has worked at the Riverina Anglican College for over 15 years and during that time he has has a significant impact on whole school culture, academic excellence, classroom practice, wellbeing, sport, co-curricular activities, professional learning and leadership. As the current Director of Technology, Development and Strategic Direction Ross is focused on leadership, contemporary pedagogy, technology, systems, processes, communication and data.
Mr Anthony Bosco - Director of International Baccalaureate
Anthony Bosco joined The Riverina Anglican College in Term 2 from Trinity Grammar School in Syndey. Having been a Secondary English teacher for 16 years, an Extension 1 English teacher for 12 years, and anHSC Extension 1 English Marker for the past 5 years. Anthony has also been Assistant Head Of Faculty, Professional Learning Team Leader, Remote Teaching & Learning Leader, Experienced Teacher Supervisor Mentor, Housemaster and Master Teacher – Staff Mentoring and Development. Anthony also has over a decade’s experience in designing and facilitating teacher professional development courses.
Ms Olivia Jones - Director of Operations, Human Resources and Communication
An experienced business administration professional and manager. Olivia has worked across a variety of industries including, Financial Planning, Education, Law and Government. An articulate communicator Olivia excels in developing working relationships with senior management, staff and all other internal and external stakeholders. Olivia looks after K-12 Administration, Operations and Internal Human Resources. Olivia holds qualifications in both HR and Business Administration. As part of her role, she also acts as the Exectuive Assistant to the Principal.