The Board


The Reverend Canon Dr Philip Raymont (Chair)
BA, BEd Stud, (Qld), MEd (Melb), PhD (Cantab), MACE, MPHA, FRSA

Dr Philip Raymont is Senior Chaplain & Head, Religion, Philosophy & Ethics at Guildford Grammar School; an appointment he has held since July, 2009.  In September, 2000, after ten years as a Deputy Head and Head of residential colleges in Australian universities, and having recently completed a First Class Honours Master of Education degree at the University of Melbourne, he left Australia to commence a doctorate at the University of Cambridge.  His research continued his ongoing interest in the relationship between the Church and State in university education in Australia, by undertaking the first significant study of the foundations of the civic universities in England in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries with particular reference to the place of “residence” and the relationship of churches to these civic universities.

Having completed his doctorate Philip acted as Chaplain of Selwyn College at the University while being a lecturer in the Faculty of Education.  In 2007 he was appointed Senior Tutor and Fellow at Hughes Hall, the oldest of the postgraduate and mature aged undergraduate colleges within the university.

As well as being Chair of their Board, he is also Chair, Archbishop’s Examining Chaplains’ Committee.  He is an Adjunct Lecturer, School of Arts, Murdoch University, and was honoured to be elected a Quondam Fellow, Hughes Hall, on his departure from Cambridge.


The Right Reverend Kate Wilmot (Deputy Chair)
BA (WA) BD (Murd)

Kate Wilmot was born in Darwin and brought up in Clackline, Western Australia, where she attended Northam Senior High School.  She completed a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in English at the University of Western Australia in 1991.

In 1999, she was awarded a Bachelor of Divinity from Murdoch University with Honours in Systematic Theology.  Made Deacon in 1999, Kate completed a curacy in the Parish of Northam and was ordained Priest in February 2000.

She has since served as Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of Ballajura from 2001-2009 and Rector of the Parish of Bayswater from 2009-2015.  Kate was a Canon of St George’s Cathedral from 2008-2015.  In 2004, Kate joined the Australian Army as a Reserve Chaplain and is currently the Coordinating Chaplain of 13 Brigade.  On 6 August 2015 Kate was consecrated as Assistant Bishop of Perth.

Kate lives in the outer suburbs of Perth where she indulges her interest in poetry and enjoys walking her rescue dog through local bushland.

mandyThe Venerable Mandy Herriman

Mandy Herriman worked as a Registered Nurse, primarily at PMH before becoming a Primary Music Specialist Teacher in 2001. She was ordained Deacon in August 2006.

Mandy works 4 days a week at Poynter Primary School as a music teacher and 1 day a week in the Parish of Kingsley North/Woodvale in a stipended capacity.

Mandy is the Archdeacon of the Household of Deacons and the President of the Australian Anglican Diaconal Association.

Revd Dr Ric Barrett-Lennard
BA (History Hons) [UWA]; BA (Theology Hons) [Oxon]; Cert.Theol. [Oxon] ; MA [Oxon]; PhD [Macquarie]

Ric Barrett-Lennard grew up on a farm north-west of Wongan Hills (WA) and later attended Guildford Grammar School. Ric felt a call to ordained ministry at age 18. He trained in a theological College in the UK and was ordained deacon and priest in 1978, undertaking the Wollaston Deacon Intern Programme during that year. 

He did a curacy in Fremantle Parish, was Rector of Bruce Rock-Narembeen, Anglican Chaplain at Murdoch University and Rector of Murdoch-Winthrop Parish, Rector of Northam and variously Archdeacon of the Goldfields and Avon and was Rector of Bicton-Attadale Parish until his retirement in 2017. 

Ric has also taught on and off in the Theology programme at Murdoch University for thirty years. He is married to Julie and has two sons.


Dr Bernard (Bill) Kean
M.B.,B.S. (UWA), Dip. Obst RCOG., FAFPHM (RACP)

Graduate in Medicine at UWA with post-graduate qualifications in Obstetrics and Public Health.  The major part of his professional career was with the World Health Organization (WHO) with field postings in the Philippines and China. he returned to the Philippines as deputy to the Regional Director, and finished his time with WHO at headquarters in Geneva. During that period he worked extensively on governance issues including the International Health Regulations and the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.  He retired from WHO in 2009.  Dr Kean is also a Fellow of Council at Guildford Grammar School.

Mr Peter McNabb
Juris, LL. B., LL. M.

Peter graduated in law from the University of Western Australia.  He holds post-graduate qualifications in law from The University of Melbourne.  He has been a Barrister and a University lecturer.  He was a Senior Member of the State Administrative Tribunal (WA). He specialises in administrative and planning law.

Dr Anne Harris
Anne is an academic with over twenty-five years’ experience in higher education. She lectured at Edith Cowan University in the fields of Religious Studies and Sociology and then joined the School of Business and Law as a Project and Research Manager. In 2016, she was employed by Wollaston Theological College to develop and implement The Wollaston Certificate In Theology and assist with other programs.

Professor Deborah Gare
BA (Hons), PhD (UWA)

Deborah Gare is a Professor in the School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, and leads the History program at the Fremantle campus. She is also a long-serving Associate Dean of Teaching and Learning.

Deborah is an author and editor of several leading works, including Fremantle: Empire, faith and conflict since 1829 (2016), Tom Stannage: History from the other side (2015) and Making Australian History: The politics of the past since 1788 (2008). Her research interests are, broadly, Australian, Western Australian and Empire history.

Deborah completed a PhD in Australian History at the University of Western Australia under the supervision of one of Western Australia’s leading historians, Tom Stannage. She was later a Research Associate at Curtin University, a Visiting Fellow of the University of British Columbia and a Visiting Scholar at the University of Manchester. She has been teaching at Notre Dame since 1997.

JulieMrs Julie Ward
Dip. App. Sc (Curtin); BA (Hons)(Murdoch); M.Teach (Secondary) (Notre Dame); Grad. Cert. Sus. Dev.(Murdoch).

Julie has a long-term interest in the incorporation of young people within the life of the Perth Diocese and in exploring ways of nurturing future lay and ordained leaders within the parochial system. She has a strong interest in social sustainability, particularly at the level of community and community organisations, and hopes to continue further studies in this field.

As a layperson, Julie has served the Diocese of Perth in various roles including the Anglican Children and Youth Ministry Commission and the former Board of Theological Studies at Wollaston, and has been an active member of Synod. She is a secondary school teacher in the public school sector and has previously worked a podiatrist and later in the political sphere.

Mr Bryan Cooke
B Com, CA
Bryan graduated in commerce from Curtin University.  He is a chartered accountant with over twenty years experience consulting on a range of taxation and remuneration related matters.  Bryan specializes in employment taxes and employee incentive design and planning.