College Council Members

David Ford
Chair of the Bishop Druitt College Council, Chair of the Property & Sustainability Committee, Chair of the Governance & Strategic Planning Committee.
david.ford@council.bdc.nsw.edu.au


David joined council in 2016. He recently retired after he sold his successful business of 27 years.

He has had involvement with BDC since its inception through his business and church life. His daughter was one of the college’s first teachers and both his grandchildren have attended BDC. His grandson graduated in the Year 12 Class of 2015 and his granddaughter is currently attending the college.

David has wide involvement in the Anglican Church and has been a member of The Diocese of Grafton Bishop in Council and Synod for a number of years. He is also Chair of Anglican Funds Grafton Diocese (AFGD), part of the ministry team at St John’s Anglican Church in Coffs Harbour and is Chair of the Anglican Parish of Coffs Harbour Council.

Previously, David was the chair of a building committee that set up and ran a very successful Anglican retirement village in Taree.

David brings a wealth of business experience to the position of Chair of the BDC Council.

Darren Jameson
Deputy Chair of Council, Chair of the Commerce & Development Committee.
darren.jameson@council.bdc.nsw.edu.au


Darren joined the BDC Council in 2016 in a parent position.  He is a decorated commissioned officer in the NSW Police Force, holds a Bachelor of Policings (Investigations) and has diplomas in policing, public safety and management/leadership.  He also holds a Graduate Certificate in Applied Management from the prestigious Australian Institute of Police Management. Darren has a long history of involvement in volunteer management and board governance, having served on governing boards and committees within surf life saving including Surf Life Saving NSW and Surf Life Saving Australia.

Darren has also served as a chamber of commerce president and member of a regional NSW business chamber committee. Darren is passionate about developing young boys and girls through the culture and philosophies of rugby union.  He is currently the head coach for the Under 10 and Under 12 teams for the BDC Rugby program.  Darren brings to council strong experience in board governance and the practical application of the law. He has two children at the college.

Bethany Carpenter
bethany.carpenter@council.bdc.nsw.edu.au


Bethany joined the BDC Council in 2017 in a parent position.  Bethany is a finance professional with more than 20 years corporate finance experience in a variety of industries.  Bethany has a Bachelor of Commerce, has completed the CPA professional program and has a Graduate Diploma in Management. With two children currently enrolled at BDC, Bethany is excited to be part of the school and working with the council.

Leslie Juhasz
leslie.juhasz@council.bdc.nsw.edu.au


Leslie joined the BDC Council in 2017 in a parent position. Leslie joined council so he could take an active role in the education of not just his own children, but of children on the Coffs Coast.

Leslie moved to Coffs Harbour in 2005, after working in small to medium law firms in Sydney.  Leslie is married to Kim and has two children, Lachlan aged 9 and Emily aged 5. Leslie is one of the founding directors of Coastal Law & Conveyancing Pty Ltd and has extensive knowledge in commercial matters, including transactions and litigation. 

Leslie has a passion for business and the education and future of our youth in the region.  Leslie is also a board member for Prosper Coffs Harbour Ltd and CHYFM.  Leslie was previously a board member of Youth Directions and Directions Plus. 

Leslie brings to council his strong experience in board governance and the practical application of the law.

Kylie Cameron
kylie.cameron@council.bdc.nsw.edu.au


Kylie joined the BDC Council in May 2017 in a parent position.  She moved to Coffs Harbour with her family in 2014 and her young children commenced at BDC that year.  Kylie and her family are part of the St John’s Anglican Church Coffs Harbour congregation.

Kylie completed a Bachelor of Construction Management at the University of Newcastle and worked in commercial construction in the roles of contract administration and project management for fifteen years.  She has worked in Sydney and regional NSW, completing many building projects for both private and public sector clients.  More recently she completed a Graduate Diploma in Building Surveying at the University of Western Sydney and is currently employed in local government as a building surveyor.

Jane Corcoran
Chair of Uniform Committee.
jane.corcoran@council.bdc.nsw.edu.au


Jane joined the BDC Council in 2011 in a parent position. She is currently employed as a solicitor with the NSW Legal Aid Commission and has worked in this position since 1996. Jane has a Bachelor of Arts, Diploma of Education, Bachelor of Laws and a Diploma of Business Management.

Jane is currently the Chairperson of the Coffs Harbour & Clarence River Family Law Practitioners Association and sits on the Committee for the Family Law Pathways Network in Coffs Harbour. Jane brings to the council her legal experience and knowledge of the school from a parent’s perspective, combined with her passion for the arts and sport.

Reverend Jan McLeod
Chair of the Education Committee.
jan.mcleod@council.bdc.nsw.edu.au


Jan became the Bishop's representative on the BDC Council in 2011. Prior to retirement, Jan spent five years in ministry before becoming Southern Cross University Chaplain and Coffs Harbour Education Campus Chaplain. Graduating in 1961, Jan taught in secondary schools before ordination in the Anglican Church. She has a Bachelor of Education in religious education, a Graduate Diploma of Pastoral Counselling, a Diploma of Teaching and an Associate Diploma of Theology.

Tom Caldwell
​tom.caldwell@council.bdc.nsw.edu.au

Tom joined council in 2016. He is a qualified accountant of 42 years standing and was the principal of his own local practice. Tom has experience in taxation, business advising and auditing, and is a specialist in analysis, system design and troubleshooting. He has experience in dealing with staff and client issues.

Tom's voluntary commitments have included being a board member of Coffs Harbour Future Corporation and membership in Apex. Tom was the founding president of a new Apex club
and is currently treasurer of the Association of Coffs Community Theatre Societies Inc. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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