St Patrick's College Strathfield


The College Advisory Council works with the Principal and EREA NSW Colleges Ltd in an advisory capacity on matters of policy, strategic planning, finances and future directions.

anthony meaker (council chair)

Appointed as the Advisory Council Chair in October 2022, Anthony continues his association with St Patrick’s College, having had two sons attend the College. Anthony has extensive business management experience, predominantly in the real estate and commercial industries. Anthony is Commercial Director of McGrath Estate Agents, a publicly listed business, a role which has provided him with high level governance experience with a focus on strategy, merger and acquisition projects, and management of business. He is also a Chartered Accountant and licensed real estate agent, and complements his qualifications with a GAICD, Executive MBA (Australian Graduate School of Management) and Bachelor of Economics (University of Sydney). Anthony commenced his commercial career at Deloitte and has used his financial background to gain a robust understanding of businesses. Anthony attended a Marist Brothers College. He has a great respect and admiration for St Patrick’s College with its rich history and excellent track record of educating boys into young men.

In addition to the College Advisory Council, there are four committees: Finance, Identity, Risk and Governance and Property and Capital Works.


COLLEGE advisory council FINANCE
Mr Anthony Meaker (Chair) Mr Con La Spina Mrs Jamey Poyaoan
Dr Vittoria Lavorato Dr Vittoria Lavorato Dr Vittoria Lavorato
Mr Adrian Byrne Mr Shaun Cousins Br Robert J Wallace cfc
Ms Helen Randall Mr Greg Dening Mr Brett McDonald
Dr Anne Wenham Mrs Rosie Salvato Mrs Marea Soulos
Ms Natalie Baini Ms Bernadette Arraj Mr Robert Simpson
Mr Sam Rigoli Mr Peter Chakty Mr Alexandros Sinadinos
Mr Peter Gainsford Mr Adrian Byrne Ms Gillian Daley
Mrs Jamey Poyaoan    
Mr Con La Spina    



Ms Natalie Baini Ms Helen Randall
Mr Adrian Byrne Dr Vittoria Lavorato
Mrs Karyn Corcoran Mr Adrian Byrne
Mr Christopher Hughes Mr Christopher Hughes
Ms Helen Randall Mr Sam Rigoli
Mr David Allan

Mr Peter Gainsford

Ms Amanda Omeissah

Mr Daniel Cavallo

  Ms Bernadette Arraj
  Mr Anthony Calavassy