The School is governed by a council of twelve who meet monthly in full council and focus on strategic direction, policy making and review.

The nominations for council positions are as follows:

  • one nomination each by the Archbishop and the Parents’ Association
  • two nominations each by the Diocesan Council and the council itself
  • three nominations each by the Anglican Synod of Perth and the Old Boys’ Association

Each year the tenures of at least three members expire. Members are eligible for nomination and renomination for up to three consecutive terms.

The Council Charter can be found here.

Council members


The Most Reverend Kay Goldsworthy AO
Archbishop of Perth and Metropolitan of the Province of Western Australia

Mr Chris Stavrianou


Chris Stavrianou is Founder and Managing Partner of Poynton Stavrianou, an independent corporate advisor based in Western Australia.

Chris was a senior executive in the Australian Government where he advised the Foreign Investment Review Board and established and led the Australian Treasury’s team in WA.

Chris has more than 15 years of global mergers and acquisitions experience with global investment banks, where he has advised on over US$50bn of completed transactions across a range of industries.

Chris is a member of the board of the Clontarf Foundation and is an Adjunct Professor at the Business School of the University of Western Australia. Chris holds an MBA (INSEAD), MPA (Harvard Kennedy School), a BSc (University of Western Australia), and was a fellow at Mossavar Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard University.

Chris is married with two children who both attend Christ Church Grammar School.

Dr Sarah Cherian

Deputy Chair

Clinical Associate Professor Sarah Cherian is a General Paediatrician and Clinical Lead of the multidisciplinary Child and Adolescent Health Service Refugee Health Service. Sarah has worked in this area since 2005 and is driven to seek improvements in substantive equity, socioeconomic determinants of health and culturally responsive care delivery within health settings.

Sarah was the Director of Clinical Training (Princess Margaret Hospital/Perth Children’s Hospital) from 2009 to 2020. She was awarded the 2020 Royal Australasian College of Physicians Mentor of the Year award in recognition of her contribution to mentorship, education, leadership and advocacy. Sarah is a member of the RACP National Examiners Panel, Refugee Health Network of Australia (Executive), WA Refugee Health Advisory Group as well as broader state and national refugee health committees.

Sarah holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Honours from the University of Western Australia, Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (Paediatrics and Child Health Division) and a Doctor of Philosophy (UWA). In addition to her clinical roles, Sarah is a Clinical Associate Professor within the Discipline of Paediatrics, University of Western Australia, an Honorary Research Associate with the Telethon Kids Institute and an Affiliate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Sarah lives with her husband and three children who attend Christ Church Grammar School and Methodist Ladies’ College.

Mr Ferdinand Azis

Ferdinand Azis is the Managing Director of Alphabright Capital, a sector agnostic investment company with a focus on research and/or technology-led solutions in investing.

Ferdinand has over 15 years of experience in equity capital markets and cross-border mergers and acquisitions and has worked in Australia and Singapore. He has managed trading books and equity portfolios of equity firms and advised a number of strategic investors, including some of the biggest Japanese trading houses wanting to invest in the South East Asia region.

He is a passionate advocate of youth development and is the co-founder of not-for-profit organisation, Australia Oikos Care, a deductible gift recipient (DGR) licensed foundation that aims to empower young people through education in order to alleviate poverty in some areas in Indonesia.

Ferdinand is a member of the Board of Trustee of the Foundation of Christ Church Grammar School. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with First Class Honours in Finance, from the University of Western Australia.

Ferdinand is married with three children. He has a son at Christ Church Grammar School and two daughters at St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls.

Mr Haaron Bokhari

Haaron Bokhari is a senior lawyer who has worked in both in-house and private practice for close to 20 years.

After almost eight years working at Freehills as a banking and finance lawyer, Haaron co-founded new law business Balance Legal (now known as Lawyers on Demand). Through his role with Lawyers on Demand he has worked in various legal positions at Chevron, Woodside, Macmahon, Duro Felguera and Rio Tinto, and most recently he managed the Hong Kong office of the Lawyers on Demand business.

After graduating from Christ Church, Haaron served as a member and secretary of the Old Boys’ Association (OBA) and represented the OBA at various school events. He has also coached sport at the School.

Haaron holds a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce (Banking & Finance majors) from Murdoch University and a Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance from the Governance Institute of Australia.

He lives in Claremont with his wife and young son.

Mr Lockie Cooke

Lachlan (Lockie) Cooke is a Christ Church alumni (2007) and Founder and Chief Executive Officer of iyarn.

Lockie’s motivation has always been to make a positive impact in the community that has given him so much. His first venture was the creation of the Indigenous Communities Education And Awareness Foundation (ICEA) with a goal of reconciliation inspired by young people. ICEA started with strong grass-root connections with the indigenous community and has now evolved to include partnerships with NGO’s, Government departments and corporates.

Lockie was awarded the EY Entrepreneur of the Year for the Western Region of Australia in 2015, and has represented Australia at the United Nations, G20 and CHOGM.

Lockie attended the University of Western Australia and holds a Bachelor of Commerce.

He lives in Swanbourne with his wife and young son. His son is due to attend Christ Church in 2034.

Dr Kelli MacMillan

Kelli MacMillan is a Clinical Psychologist and senior lecturer in Psychology at Murdoch University. Kelli currently practices in the public sector in Western Australia at King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women. Kelli has also been a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in Perinatal Mental Health and has published peer reviewed research with a focus regarding risk factors to child development. Kelli is passionate about the translation of research into improved services and is on the Mental Health Education Advisory Group for perinatal mental health and education across Western Australia.

Kelli is a former lawyer and was admitted to practice in December 2007, practicing at a national law firm in Perth until 2011. Kelli has board experience in the not-for-profit sector, most recently at a childcare centre but previously for a community-based organisation for the support of asylum seekers and refugees.

Kelli holds a Doctor of Psychology (Clinical Psychology) from Murdoch University, a Bachelor of Science (Honours), a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts all from the University of Western Australia.

Kelli lives in Claremont with her husband and two sons and her daughter, with both of her sons attending Christ Church Grammar School.

Dr Suzanne Myles

Suzanne is an anaesthetist with the North Metropolitan Health Service and has worked in public sector health for 23 years.

Her clinical role is based at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital providing tertiary adult anaesthesia. She has undertaken substantial work in policy development, implementation and compliance, and has lead roles in medical infrastructure and Australian Standards Compliance. She is a member of the Anaesthetic Technicians Industry Advisory Group governing the interests, education and training of anaesthetic technicians in WA. She was a clinical supervisor of training for cross-disciplinary trainees for nearly ten years. She has an interest in quality and safety including strategic process review and root cause analysis.

Suzanne holds Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with Honours from the University of Western Australia and Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. She is a member of the ANZCA Leadership and Management special interest group and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Suzanne married with three children. She has a son at Christ Church and a daughter at MLC, with her youngest due to start at Christ Church in 2023.

Jemma Newton

Jemma Newton is a qualified chartered accountant providing audit, accounting and other reporting advice to her clients, which have included ASX 50 listed entities, large proprietary companies, trusts, government departments and not-for-profit organisations from a diverse range of industries. Jemma is a partner in Ernst & Young’s Assurance and Advisory Division in Perth and was previously part of the Ernst & Young Technical Consulting Group. Jemma holds a Bachelor of Commerce from The Australian National University in Canberra and a Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia.

Jemma is a registered auditor, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a member of the Curtin University, School of Accounting Advisory Board.

Jemma is married with two children.

Mr John Paul Olivier

John Paul Olivier is Director Strategy at Fortescue Metals Group, responsible for developing and implementing Fortescue’s growth strategy with the Board and Executive Team.

Prior to joining Fortescue, John Paul worked as a management consultant for the Boston Consulting Group where he led consulting engagements for clients in strategy and operations improvement across multiple industries. He also practiced as a transactional lawyer in the UK and Australia.

John Paul holds a Masters of Business Administration (Dean’s List) from the University of Cambridge, a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) from the University of Western Australia.

John Paul is married with three children.

Simon Trott

Simon Trott leads as the Chief Executive of Iron Ore at Rio Tinto, managing a comprehensive portfolio of assets, operations, and supply chain logistics in Western Australia’s Pilbara region. Overseeing 17 mines, 1900 kilometres of rail, four port terminals, and associated infrastructure, he ensures the seamless mining, processing, and global distribution of iron ore to key steel mill markets in Asia such as China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan.

For over two decades, Simon has held diverse roles in operations, commercial ventures, and business development across various commodities. As Chief Commercial Officer, he managed global sales, marketing, procurement, and logistics. His prior tenure as Managing Director for Salt, Uranium and borates involved overseeing operations in Australia, Namibia, the United States, Canada, and Serbia.

Simon holds a Science degree from the University of Western Australia, complemented by Business Administration qualifications from London Business School and IMD International Business School. He also completed the company directors’ course from the Australian Institute of Company Directors, enriching his strategic leadership acumen.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Simon cherishes family life with two sons attending Christ Church Grammar School and a daughter enrolled at St Hilda’s Anglican School for Girls.

Ex-Officio Member of Council

Principal, Mr Alan Jones

Secretary to Council

Director of Finance, Mr John Price