The Claremont College School Council is comprised of volunteers who are appointed by the Anglican Schools Corporation. In practice the Council works to understand the educational environment, setting the strategic direction, guiding leadership appointments, and overseeing the management and operation of the school from a governance perspective. Meetings are generally held monthly. The Council appoints the Principal and delegates to the Principal the leadership and management of the School. The Principal is accountable to the Council.


Dr Marc Williams - BSc (Econ), PhD (Acting Chairman)

Marc Williams is Professor of International Relations at UNSW Sydney. Since January 2015 Professor Williams has been the Associate Dean (International) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences with the responsibility for promoting the faculty’s international strategic goals. Prior to his appointment at UNSW, Professor Williams taught International al Relations at the University of Sussex. Marc has served on School Council since 2015.


Mrs Shirley Lim - BA

Shirley has spent 20 years leading strategy, communication, change and risk management across retail, business and institutional banking. With a passion in leadership and mentorship, she loves to invest her time helping business teams reach their potential. Shirley's deep connection and partnership with Claremont College commenced in 2011 as a part of the parent community. Shirley has served on School Council since 2015.


Mrs Juliet Love Albone - Dip. Art & Design

Juliet is an accomplished interior designer & stylist having styled magazines, events, homes or commercial spaces for the likes of 'Vogue Living', 'Home Beautiful', 'Christian Dior', 'Amber Tiles', 'Woman’s Day', and luxury property developers 'Mark Moran Group' among other high end brands. Juliet appeared as host of 'The LifeStyle Channel’s The Party Garden', and currently appears as a regular guest on Channel 7’s 'The Morning Show', giving interior design advice and presenting segments titled ‘Amazing Homes’, going inside multi-million dollar properties. Juliet was approached as a design expert to write a book on interior design, Love Style, which was published globally by New Holland Publishers in 2015. She currently writes a weekly column on interior style for News Corp.

She has a passion for kids health and nutrition, and has recently studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition NYC to become a qualified Health & Nutrition Coach. She is a parent of two students at Claremont College and has served on School Council since 2019.


Mr Eric Setiawan - BCom, LLB, FCPA

Eric is a qualified finance professional with extensive experience in financial services including business partnering, strategy, planning and analysis, financial control and mergers & acquisitions. He is an active member of his local church and his children are being blessed with a Claremont education. Eric has served on the School Council since 2019.


Mr Ivan Shin - BA, AM

Ivan leads the development and communications team for a medical research institute. Previously, he led UNSW Sydney's development team and worked closely with the Vice President of Philanthropy to plan the University's inaugural comprehensive campaign.  Before moving to Sydney in 2016, Ivan worked in fundraising roles at Caltech, UC San Diego, the University of Pennsylvania, and Duke University. He is a parent of a current student and has served on School Council since 2020.


Mrs Laraine Lucas - MEd

Laraine retired from her role of Head of Junior School at Danebank after 21 years in the position. Laraine's teaching career spans over 47 years in both Government and Independent schools. Laraine holds a Master of Educational Leadership and Management, Graduate Diploma in Facilitating Learning, Diploma of Teaching and Diploma of Biblical Studies from Moore College.Laraine joined as a member of Claremont College Council in 2020.


The Anglican Schools Corporation CEO’s Representative Mr Michael Newman - BBus, CA

My professional background has been predominantly in finance having qualified as a Chartered Accountant. For the last 12 years I have been involved in the not-for profit sector working for the Anglican Diocese of Sydney and most recently the Anglican Schools Corporation. I am a committed Christian and have used my professional skills through voluntary work on various boards and committees over many years and attend an Anglican Church in southern Sydney.