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Philanthropy has been a part of the fabric of Nudgee since the Brothers opened the College in 1891 and it remains that way today. For over 132 years the College has been educating, leading and inspiring generations of young boys to leave as young men - as Signum Fidei or ‘signs of faith.’

It has been through the generosity of the Nudgee College community that the school has been able to deliver this world-class education for boys. The tradition of giving back and the love of humankind has continued generation after generation and this is thanks to our close community of parents, Old Boys, donors, staff and volunteers. 

We extend our heartfelt thanks for the endless generosity and support we receive. 

 

Meet the Nudgee College Foundation Board

The Nudgee College Foundation, established in 1984, honours the spirit of generosity that has been an integral part of Nudgee College over the decades. It brings together a committed group of individuals passionate about Nudgee College, about its future and about the boys that are educated in this great school. It assists the school in promoting and stewarding a philanthropic culture and helps to raise funds that aid the school in delivering on its mission, now and into the future. Our Board members give their time voluntarily and bring skills from many different fields of expertise.

Ms Carmel Nugent
Mr Scott Thomson
Brother Damien Price
Mr Saxon Mew
Ms Sarah Roati
Ms Charmaine Twomey
Ms Lindsay Khushal (Ex-Officio)

Ms Carmel Nugent

Chair of Foundation 

Born Far North Queensland and educated at St Ursula's boarding school Central Queensland, Carm is a proud past “Nudgee Mum”, Tierney House Mum and Chair of the Nudgee College Foundation, appointed by the Nudgee Advisory Council in 2018.

A strategic  marketing and communications leader in the Public and Private sector with  expertise taking complex policy and environmental and social governance (ESG) into areas of digital marketing, traditional and social media, public relations, campaigns and advertising on a global scale. She is a team builder and change leader, making client centred user experience a priority. 

Carmel has an interest in international capacity building, in particular with our  Pacific neighbours. In 2022, she led the “in country” mission building and delivering important communication to support tax reforms in the Republic of Palau (foreign aid), a capability building mission delivered in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

To encourage the development of ideas, beliefs and sense of purpose, Carmel  explores her spirituality through pilgrimages such as Camino de Santiago de Compostela.  In fact, she says  “it is hard to walk any pilgrimage without thinking about these things.”

 

Mr Scott Thomson

Principal

Brother Damien Price

Br Damien Price is a Director of the Nudgee College Foundation Board through his role as Chair of the College Advisory Council. As a Christian Brother and person whose family has been associated with the College since the 1930’, Damien has witnessed first hand the significant contribution the College has made to Australian society and in particular to young men from difficult circumstances. There are so many stories of young men who have found their voice through their Nudgee College journey, have found a sense of purpose and meaning in their lives and have stepped out of the gates knowing they can and are called to make a difference. This extraordinary contribution can only become a lived reality through the generosity of generations of parents, care givers and generous benefactors. May our generous God continue to bless you all.

Mr Saxon Mew

Portfolio Manager, BCom, BEcon, MAppFin, MEcon.

Saxon is a Portfolio Manager whose primary role is the management of investment portfolios and provision of investment advice to high net worth clients and not for profit organisations. Prior to joining Wilsons Saxon held roles at both ANZ and Westpac.

Saxon has been with Wilsons since 2010, is a Shareholder of the business and is currently involved on a voluntary basis with both the Nudgee College and Somerville House Foundations.  Saxon holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics, a Master of Applied Finance, and a Master of Economics.  He is also a member of the Stockbrokers and Investment Advisers Association and the Tax Practitioners Board.

Ms Sarah Roati

Sarah Roati is a medical practitioner with over 25 years of experience in health care, currently working at The Prince Charles Hospital and St Vincent’s Northside Private hospital in cardiology.

Sarah has served on the Board of Our Lady of The Angels Catholic primary school in Wavell Heights when her children attended the school.

Sarah has been a proud Nudgee mum since 2012, with four sons attending the College, three now old boys and one currently in year 12.

She is passionate about ensuring that all boys at Nudgee get the most out of the all the opportunities offered to them at the College and is committed to bringing a parent voice to the Foundation. She is very excited to join the Foundation as a casual director and help grow initiatives like the Jack Ross bursary. This bursary funds boys to attend the College, who  without the bursary  would not be able to experience the amazing opportunities available at the College that her boys have been afforded.

Ms Charmaine Twomey

Charmaine is the Managing Director of Insto Consulting Group and has over 30 years of executive experience steering and being a part of trustee boards and committees.  Charmaine is a Company Secretary, Director and advisor in strategy, governance and risk and prior to commencing Insto Consulting Group was instrumental in building global infrastructure and private equity funds on behalf of investors that are focused on transparency and investor alignment.  Charmaine is also a mum of a current secondary year student at Nudgee College.  Charmaine holds a Bachelor of Commerce, Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment as well as in Financial Planning, is a Fellow of FINSIA and ASFA, and a graduate of AICD. 

Ms Lindsay Khushal (Ex-Officio)

 BAHons, Head of Philanthropy.

Lindsay is passionate about building on the philanthropic culture at Nudgee College.  She brings with her over 22 years’ experience working diversely across the private, not for profit and more recently education sectors. She has a wealth of experience in philanthropy and fundraising, as well as stakeholder engagement and strategic partnerships. Lindsay is passionate about working with the community supporting the Foundation in raising essential funds for the Building Fund as well as for needs-based bursaries at the College.

Lindsay holds a BA (Hons) in English.