Laurie Cogger

Class of 1973 - Chair (2014 - present)

Laurie has been a practicing public accountant in Hamilton for over 30 years. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand. Recently he was the National Chair of Brentnalls Affiliation of Chartered Accountants. Outside of the accounting and finance industry, Laurie is also a director of a number of highly successful companies involved in a diversified range of business activities from Agribusiness to hardware and timber. Laurie was Chair of the College Board from 2004-2012.

Andrew Bird

Class of 1979

Andrew has lived and worked in London, Japan, Singapore and Indonesia, speaking Indonesian as a second language fluently. He graduated with honours from Monash University, in the field of Economics, Development Economics and International Development. Andrew’s currently working at JBWere as Head of Advice for Victoria and Tasmania, directly managing and supervising the activities of the advice team. His previous roles within the financial service sector include, Director and Branch Manager at Citi, Director at Credit Suisse and Executive Director at UBS.


Hugh Delahunty

Class of 1967

Hugh has experience with private, community and government organisations having worked for the Department of Agriculture & Rural Affairs, being a Farmer, Local Government Councillor/Mayor and a State Government MP and Minister for Sport and Recreation and Veteran's Affairs. Retiring from politics in 2014.

Currently Hugh is an Administrator with Central Goldfields Shire and a Commissioner on the Australian Sports Commission (commonly referred to as Sport Australia) Hugh has a lifetime of sporting involvement as a player, coach, and administrator.
All of Hugh and Judie’s three children attended Monivae College.


Patrick Howman

Class of 1969

Patrick has had extensive involvement with Monivae College through the years. He was President of the Parents and Friends for 4 years and was Chairman of the original Capital Appeal before then becoming a member of the Foundation. The Howman family have been associated with Monivae from the very start at the turning of the first sod.

All Patrick’s four children went to Monivae College. Patrick is the Principal of HBH Legal and has run Legal Practices in the Western District for 35 years. He is an accredited Specialist in Family Law and Notary Public. He lives in Portland and is heavily involved in numerous community activities. All his children and grandchildren live locally.


Sally Leake 

Class of 1980

An experienced non-executive director and Graduate of AICD, who has served on government and not-for-profit boards in the health, education and community services sectors. Currently Head of National Board and Governance Services at the Australian Institute of Company Directors. With qualifications in business and management, Sally's previous executive roles include senior corporate and strategic management positions at Government House in Canberra, in emergency services, higher education and the private sector.  Appointed Honorary Aide to the Governor of Victoria in 2019. A Victorian Finalist in the Telstra Business Women's Awards in 2019. Awarded a Centenary Medal by the Australian Government in 2003.


Lachlan Patterson

Class of 1998

Lachy has undertaken a variety of roles since graduating from Monivae in 1998. Completing a Bachelor of Communications at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Lachy moved to Cricket Australia where he joined the Communications Team for 10 years and filled the role of Australian Men's Team Media Manager for seven years. Upon returning to the district with his wife Louise, Lachy undertook the role of Region General Manager with AFL Western District for four years and has recently been appointed as the Manager of Community Relations with the Southern Grampians Shire Council.

Mark Schultz

Class of 1973

Mark has been involved in business for over 40 years in a diverse range of industry sectors. Mark was one of the founding Principals of the SED Consulting Group, a leading business advisory organisation. Mark was also an inaugural Board Member and Chairman of Ballarat Health Services and is Chairman of BGT, a local group training and employment not for profit business in Ballarat. Most recently, Mark was the Project Director for a Governance and Operational Training program for Victorian Cemetary Trusts on behalf of the Victorian State Government. A Fellow of both the AICD and CPAs, Mark's focus today is governance, and in partnership with a group of talented colleagues, has created a business that focuses on providing governance support and advice in both the not-for-profit and private company sectors.


Anne Pekin


Anne is a passionate supporter of Monivae College and hopes to contribute to the expansion and promotion of the Monivae College Foundation and its Vision and Goal in supporting others to receive a Catholic education and benefit from ongoing capital works. Anne is mother of Fionn Neeson (Class of 2020) and wife of Paddy Neeson (Class of 1980).
Anne’s involvement in Catholic education extends to a Diocesan level as she became an inaugural Director of the Diocese of Ballarat Catholic Education Limited (DOBCEL). The governing authority of DOBCEL represents an historic shifting of governance from parish priests. The role of DOBCEL is to lead, provide service to and partner with all 64 catholic schools within the Diocese of Ballarat.
Anne was a board member on the Coleraine Hospital Campus of Western District Health Service for nine years until June 2017. She remains working as a registered nurse within the Western District Health Service.