Board of Directors - Lutheran Education Australia Limited
Hausler, Brett - Chair
Brett Hausler is the Chief Governance Officer and General Counsel at the Australian Energy Market Operator Ltd (AEMO). Brett is an experienced senior executive who heads the Governance, Risk and Legal Division within AEMO, which includes responsibility for the company secretarial, legal, risk management, audits, compliance, legislative implementation and transmission procurement teams. He also has oversight of the Public Affairs division covering areas such as communications, media and stakeholder engagement. Brett’s previous roles has incorporated responsibilities of various functions including finance, human resources and regulatory affairs. AEMO manages power system security and reliability and the major gas and electricity markets across Australia, and undertakes the long term planning for Australia’s energy needs.
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 South Australia, Senior Review Officer in Queensland, Director Quality Assurance in New South Wales; 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.
BTh, GradDipMin, GradDipEd, Certificate in Quantity Surveying, Certificate in Applied Linguistics, GAICD
Thomas Bohmert 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.
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.
BA (Hons), MA
Susan Wood’s most recent position was as Executive Coordinator with the SACE Board of South Australia, responsible for policy development and legislative compliance. Previously she worked within the SA Government in various positions related to education, training and policy development with a specific focus on young people’s education and employment pathways. She is an active member of St Stephen’s Lutheran Church in Adelaide.
BT (JunPrim), GradDipThEd
Debbie taught in Lutheran schools until 2010 when she resigned to fulfil the administration demands the family business – firstly their own Almond property, moving into Almond Harvest Contracting, and then as the Australian distributors of spare parts and service and maintenance providers for three US manufacturers of nut harvesting equipment. Since ceasing teaching, she has served on her local Trinity Lutheran College Council (Mildura Vic) – the last nine years as Chair, and more recently on the Council for Lutheran Education – Vic, NSW, Tas. Debbie is an active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Congregation, Mildura.