Key People

The Warden

The Reverend Professor Rodney Wolff BSc (Hons) (Qld); BTh (CSU); DPhil (Oxon); CStat (RSS); FQA

The Reverend Professor Rodney Wolff is an Honorary Professor in the School of Mathematics and Physics at The University of Queensland.  He has been an academic for the past 25 years, most recently having been a chair professor at The University of Queensland (2011-16).  As a statistician with expertise in time series econometrics and complex systems, he has held academic positions at the University of Glasgow, Queensland University of Technology, and The University of Queensland – in Mathematics Departments, a Business School, and a Mining Engineering School.  He is a Fellow of the Queensland Academy for Arts and Sciences.  He studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, and has been a Visiting Senior Research Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, and of Jesus College, Oxford.  As an Anglican priest, his most recent appointment was as Associate Priest at St Augustine’s Church, Parish of Hamilton, in Brisbane.  He serves on the diocesan Social Responsibilities Committee.

The Warden is responsible to the Council for the efficient conduct and administration of the affairs of the College, in caring for and promoting the fulness of collegiate life at St John’s: academic, cultural, sporting, spiritual, and developmental.


The Vice-Warden

Mr Glen Cronan BBus (USQ); DipT (QUT)

Mr Glen Cronan has had extensive experience for around 20 years in working with students in residential contexts.  He has served as Deputy Director of Boarding at Ipswich Grammar School and, prior to that, as a Head of Residence at St Joseph’s College, Nudgee, and at St Brendan’s College, Yeppoon.  His teaching experience extends a further decade, his having taught accounting, business studies, economics, health and physical education, and religious studies at the aforementioned institutions, as well as at Downlands College, Canberra Grammar School, and Villanova College, where he was also Head of Sport.  Glen’s most recent employment has been as Sports Co-ordinator with Australian University Sport, the organisation which organises the annual University Games.  Glen is heavily involved in national, state, and regional sports administration.  He currently serves on the Australian Schools Rugby Union Executive, and is an Australian Schoolboys Rugby Selector.

The Vice-Warden is responsible for support and encouragement of the collegiate community. The Vice-Warden and his wife, Lynne, live on-site.


The Senior Tutor and Chaplain

The Reverend Dr Ceri Wynne BSc (Hons) (Qld); BTh (BCT); MTh (CSU); PhD (Qld)

The Reverend Dr Ceri Wynne has taught both biochemistry and theology at different stages of her academic career, and has research interests in the nexus of those disciplines.  Her most recent academic roles have included being a sessional lecturer in the School of Theology, Charles Sturt University, at the campus of St Francis’ Anglican Theological College in Milton, Brisbane.  She also served there as Academic Dean.  Her undergraduate and postgraduate training in biochemistry was undertaken at The University of Queensland, where she tutored in her discipline.  She currently serves on the Council of the Anglican Church Grammar School (“Churchie”), as the nominee of the Archbishop of Brisbane.  In 2015, she concluded an appointment as Priest-in-Charge of St Paul’s Church, Parish of East Brisbane, having previously been Chaplain at St Aidan’s School, Brisbane.  She currently serves as an Honorary Associate Priest at St John the Baptist’s, Parish of Bulimba.

The Senior Tutor is responsible for the academic support programs and learning environment at the College.  The Chaplain is responsible for the spiritual welfare of the residential College community, as well as the extended community of alumni and friends of the College; and collaborates with the Warden in the conduct of chapel services.


The Director of Music

Mr James Goldrick BMus (UoN) Grad Dip Ed (ACU)

Mr James Goldrick is the College’s resident Director of Music. The Director of Music trains and directs the College and Chapel Choirs, organises the musical program for Formal Dinners and is available to advise and encourage students to play the Organ.

James is currently Organist at St Stephen’s Catholic Cathedral, Brisbane.


The Business Manager

Mrs Erin Dieperink BBus(Qld); BCom (Qld); CPA

Mrs Dieperink is responsible for the financial operations of the College; she is also the Secretary of the College Council.


The Operations Manager

Mr John Nightingale 

Mr Nightingale joined the College in 2000 and is responsible for the oversight of College buildings and facilities, as well as the work of the housekeeping, grounds and maintenance staff.


The Finance Officer

Mrs Amy Hearn BA

Mrs Amy Hearn joined the College in 2018 and is responsible for the day-to-day handling of College accounts.


 

 

 


 

The Events Officer and Receptionist

Mrs Dianna Fitzgerald

Mrs Dianna Fitzgerald joined the College in 2016 and is responsible for coordinating College events and welcoming all who call at the College, either in person, by phone, or electronically.