Board of Directors - Lutheran Education Australia Limited
Highett, Neville - Chair
Neville Tom Highett
PhD, MEd, BEd, GradDipEdAdmin, DipT (Sec), DipT (Primy) FACEL
Neville Highett joined Lutheran schools in 1999 as Principal of Immanuel College, Novar Gardens SA. His prior service in education commenced in 1964 and he served in a variety of roles including primary school teacher, secondary school teacher, subject senior, principal, Inspector of Schools, and Principal Education Officer, in Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia; and Executive Director of Schools in South Australia. Since his retirement, Neville has run his own private consultancy specialising in school reviews, strategic planning, and reviews of educational programs within large schools and government departments and private companies.
Brett Andrew Hausler
Brett Hausler is Company Secretary and General Counsel at the Australian Energy Market Operator Ltd (AEMO). Brett heads the Governance Department and is responsible for the company secretarial, legal, risk management, internal and market audits, compliance, procurement and vendor management, IT security and business change management functions of AEMO. Brett’s previous responsibilities include oversight of various other corporate functions including finance, human resources and corporate affairs. AEMO manages the gas and electricity markets, power system security and the long term planning for Australia’s energy needs.
BSc, BSc(Hons), GradCertEd(Higher Ed), PhD
Associate Professor Lisa Schmidt has degrees in theoretical physics, applied mathematics, biological sciences and education. Her PhD was in cancer research and while in Medical Biotechnology she worked on a number of industry-linked research projects and coordinated the degree program. Lisa is the Dean (Education) for the College of Medicine and Public Health at Flinders University providing strategic leadership of the College’s educational activities and the experience of its students. The College delivers integrated clinical, population health and bioscience courses with an emphasis on developing future researchers. Its teaching footprint reaches out from Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia to multiple rural clinical locations all the way to Darwin in the Northern Territory and into Asia.
BTh, GradDipMin, GradDipEd, Certificate in Quantity Surveying, Certificate in Applied Linguistics
Thomas Böhmert is an ordained pastor of the Lutheran Church of Australia. Over the last 24 years he has served and ministered in a variety of contexts, including Lutheran school communities initially at Luther College, Croydon Vic. He is currently serving as Senior Chaplain at St Peters Lutheran College, Indooroopilly Qld.
BSc, DipEd, MEd(Studies)
Lester has worked in Lutheran secondary schools in 3 Australian states for a total of 42 years. He retired from being Principal of Concordia College, Highgate SA at the end of 2017 after 12 years in that position. He has been a member of the Council of Lutheran Education SNW (previously the Lutheran Schools Association of SA, NT & WA) for more than decade and Chair of the Council of that body for 2 years. He was also the Chair of the LSA Finance Committee for 9 years.
Shiron Maxine Dixon
BSc, DipEd, BEdStud, GradDipEd(Computer Studies), MEd
Shiron Dixon is currently the Manager, Queensland Core Skills (QCS) Test, a scaling test that contributes to the calculation of Overall Positions (OPs) and Field Positions (FPs) which are used in tertiary entrance selection. She was previously Head of Department (Mathematics) at schools in Queensland, and has served many years on the council of a large Lutheran college. Shiron is also Chair of St Andrew’s Lutheran Church Brisbane City
Susan Elizabeth Wood
BA, BA (Hons), MA
Susan Wood was the Executive Coordinator of the SACE Board of South Australia from 2008 until 2017, responsible for policy development and legislative compliance. Previously she worked within the South Australian government in various positions related to education, training and policy development with a specific focus on young people’s education and employment pathways.