About Us

The Council of Scotch College

Scotch College is a company limited by guarantee under the Victorian Companies Act 1961, operating under Memorandum and Articles of Association. The Articles provide that “the College and the business, affairs and property thereof shall be managed by a council to be called Scotch College Council (“the Council”). The members of the Council shall be the Directors of the College”.

The powers of the Council are set out in the Articles of Association.

The Council comprises 17 members who are appointed each year for the 12 months commencing 1 November. Council members are appointed in the following manner:

  • Five are appointed by the Presbyterian Church of Victoria;
  • Five are nominated by the Old Scotch Collegians’ Association and appointed by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church;
  • Seven are nominated by the School Council, and approved and appointed by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church.

The current members of the Council are:


The Hon Dr D A Kemp AC BA LLB (Melb) PhD (Yale) (Chairman)
The Rev Dr J P Wilson BSc DipEd BTh MMin DMin (Deputy Chairman)
Mr B D Bayston OAM BComm LLB
Mr J P Buckley BEc Grad Dip (App Fin)
Mr J C Douglas BSc LLB
Mrs A Legge BA (Hons) LLB (Hons) LLM MA(War Studies)
Assoc Prof D W Lording MBBS BMed.Sci FRACP
Mr R J Loveridge BComm BLaws Grad Dip AppFinInv FINSIA
Mr W D McGregor DipCM
The Rev G Nicholson BE (Hons) BA  PGDipArts
Mrs F M Pearse BEc CPA
Mr R W Phillpot BCom BPD(Hons) MBldg (Melb)
Mr M K Sim BEc ACA
Mr A Sloan  
Ms D J Stirling  
Mr H R Tadgell BEc ACA
Mr J Walter BLaws(Hons) MBA