The Right Reverend Ian Palmer

The Rt Revd Ian Palmer, Bishop of Bathurst, President and Chair of All Saints’ College Bathurst Council. Ian has been the Bishop of Bathurst since February 2013 and before that held senior leadership positions in the Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn and Newcastle. From 2000 – 2005 he was on the Council and Chair of Scone (St Luke’s) Grammar School (Scone NSW) and on the Diocese of Newcastle’s Education Committee.In “a previous life” in England he was a High School teacher in a Comprehensive School in north London. Ian has been involved in Parish and University Chaplaincy Ministry as well as Diocesan Ministry in both England and Australia. He lives in Dubbo with his wife Liz. They have two adult daughters. He is now the part-time Bishop of the Diocese and part-time Rector of Dubbo. To relax he enjoys walking, sometimes cycling reading widely and listening to “classical” music. On the Council he is committed to advancing the College through good governance and responsible financial management.

The Very Reverend Anne Wentzel

The Very Reverend Anne Wentzel is the current Dean of Bathurst and Rector of All Saints’ Cathedral Bathurst. She has been a member of the All Saints’ College Council as designated clergy representative since July 2010 and was the Deputy Chair from July 2010 to January 2013. Dean Wentzel’s qualifications include DipPhyEd / DipTch from Sydney Teacher’s College, Masters of Fine Arts (Administration) PAA France, Lic. Es Lettre, Sorbonne, France. Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from ACU; and BD Melbourne College of Divinity/Trinity College. Dean Wentzel has previously worked in both the Catholic and Anglican Private and public education systems. She was a Senior Lecturer at Sydney University and Sydney Teachers’ College and has also worked in both France and the United States in Dance and Arts Administration in the Performing Arts sector. In 2000 to 2007 Dean Wentzel was a member and Deputy Chair of Melbourne’s Girls’ Grammar School and was Canon and Precentor at St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne.

Sir Robert Woods Kt., CBE

Attended All Saints’ College Bathurst from 1950 to 1956. Went on to attend Sydney University Law School LLB. Sir Robert was a Solicitor in Wellington NSW from 1966 to 1969. Then from 1969 to 1982 a Lawyer with the Department of Law and Justice PNG, and held various positions including Assistant Secretary for Law at time of Independence in 1975, State Solicitor in 1979, Secretary for Law in 1980 and Principal Legal Adviser to National Executive Council in 1980. Sir Robert was Judge of the National and Supreme Courts of PNG from 1982 to 1999. In 2000 returned to Australia and was Acting Judge District Court of NSW until 2011. Sir Robert is Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of Bathurst since 2003. He has been a member of All Saints College Council since 2012.

Angus Edwards

Angus Edwards has a Bachelor of Arts and, Diploma of Law. A Family Law solicitor and Principal of Kenny Spring Solicitors, Bathurst. Angus commenced on the College Council in 2006. He has previously been Chair of Finance Committee and he is currently Chair of the Strategy and Governance Committee. Angus plays an active role in the local community as a Board member of the Bathurst Business Chamber. Angus currently has two children attending All Saints’ College.



Christopher Morgan

Christopher’s qualifications include a BA (Syd), Grad Dip Museum Stud (Syd), FRSA, MACE. He is currently the President of the Central Tablelands Chapter Museums Australia and Bathurst Region Citizen of the Year for 2015. He is past President of the Bathurst Historical Society and Founder & Past Chair Bathurst Autumn Heritage Festival. Christopher Morgan has been a member of the All Saints’ College Council since 2013. He and his wife Xanthe are the owners of Abercrombie House, a heritage treasure of the region and major contributor to the tourism industry in Bathurst. Christopher is also a radio broadcaster for 2BS Bathurst. Christopher’s involvement in school education spans 30 years. He was the Director & Housemaster, Outdoor Education & School Retreat / Country Life Programme Pittwater House Schools from 1989 to 2012. Christopher currently has two children attending the College.

Jon Wickham

BA, Dip Ed, BEd, Jon has sat on the All Saints’ College Council for 10 years, he is also Chairman of Council Development Committee, and Convenor of Selection Committee for appointment of new Head. Jon has taught history in schools in Perth, Sydney, England and Scotland and was Housemaster, Deputy Head and for 14 years Headmaster of The King’s School, Parramatta. He was a Director of St James Ethics Centre, Sydney, and a member of the Advisory Committee to National Institute of Quality Teaching and School Leadership. Jon Wickham is currently farming prime lambs on property south of Bathurst.

Eric Matheson  

Dip AII, Member of the All Saints’ College Council for two periods, 1983–1988 and 1993 to present, totalling 28 years. Member of the Finance Committee. Foundation Trustee and Director of the All Saints’ College Foundation. 1951-1952 Attended All Saints’ College as a boarder. 1953–1964 Jackaroo, Overseer, Manager and Relieving Manager New Zealand & Australian Land Company, at that time Australia’s largest wool producing company. 1964-1975 Worked in various roles at Perpetual Trustee Company, Trustees & Executors and Agency Company, National Mutual Life Association. 1975-1988 Executive Consultant at National Fund Raising Counsel performing various functions one of which was setting up Foundations for independent schools, hospitals and charitable organisations (33 throughout Australia). 1988-1993 State Manager Trust Division ANZ Executors & Trustee Company.

Sharyn Jenkins

Sharyn Jenkins is a registered nurse, a solicitor in New South Wales and of the High Court, and currently is employed as a lecturer at CSU in Justice Studies. She has completed a Master of Laws at UNSW specialising in International Law and Crime & Criminology, and is a current PhD candidate writing about victims of crime. She has recently completed a graduate diploma in learning and teaching from CSU. Sharyn is the current secretary of the Central West Law Society, the secretary of the All Saints' College P&F, and has been a member of All Saints' College Council for 12 months. Sharyn grew up locally, but attended Abbotsleigh Girls in Wahroonga, and Newcastle University. She lived in Sydney for several years, and worked at various hospitals including Sutherland and Royal Prince Alfred. She moved back to Bathurst five years ago with her husband and children. She has two children currently attending All Saints' College. Sharyn has a strong interest in social justice and victims of crime. She lived in England for some time and has travelled extensively across Europe and parts of Asia. In her spare time she likes to walk the dog and go on adventures with her children.


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