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.


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.

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.


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.

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.


Dr Andrew Webster (Deputy Chair)
BA (Harvard), MPhil (Cambridge), PhD (Cambridge) 

Andrew is currently Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at Murdoch University. He has previously served as Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Deputy Dean of the School of Management and Governance and Dean of the Murdoch University International Study Centre Dubai.

Andrew is an historian of the politics, diplomacy and international relations of modern Europe, with a particular interest in the period between the two world wars. His research has centred around the linked themes of Anglo-French-German relations, the problem of international disarmament, and the rise and fall of the League of Nations.

He obtained his PhD in History from the University of Cambridge in 2001, after which he spent three years as a junior research fellow at Wolfson College, Cambridge, as well as acting as Director of Studies in History at Corpus Christi College. He moved to Australia in 2004, originally as a visiting research fellow at the University of Western Australia, and was appointed to a lectureship in history at Murdoch in 2006.


The Right Reverend Kate Wilmot
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.