Seymour College Board

The Seymour College Board is a dedicated panel of industry leaders, who collaborate with the Executive team to ensure the strategic direction of the College is aligned with our purpose.

Rebecca Humble

Chair of the Board
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Eliza Chui

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Brenton Cox

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Katherine Williams

Chair Governance, Nominations and Remuneration Committee
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Edwina Bennett

Chair Infrastructure and Digital Committee
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Chantale Millard

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Stephen Duerden

Chair Finance Risk and Compliance Committee
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Rebecca Humble

Chair of the Board

BA (International Politics), MBA
Chair of the Board

Bec Humble is a senior leader with global experience who has held executive roles in the Defence and national security sectors.

Over the past 25 years, Bec has worked in Australia, the US, UK and Europe with roles including; Vice President of Global Strategy for the world’s largest military vehicles business (US$17bn) based in Washington D.C., Program Director for the Tornado Military Aircraft sustainment program in the UK and Head of Global Strategy for a GBP 4.5bn defence business covering the UK, Australia, Saudi, South Africa and Sweden. Bec’s current role is Chief of Strategy and Corporate Affairs for Australian owned defence company Nova Systems.

Bec has a background in driving growth strategies for global businesses, has been involved in driving multi-billion dollar trans-national acquisitions and has been a member of Executive teams in the US, UK and Australia.

Bec is Chair of the Seymour College Board. She is an Old Collegian, was Head Girl in 1990, is a current parent and has also served as a board member for the Defence Teaming Centre, University of Adelaide advisory board for Defence, Space and Cyber and the International section of the Red Cross in Luxembourg.

Eliza Chui

BSocSc (Hon), MEdAdmin
Member – Centenary Fund Committee

Eliza is a recognised leader, having led diverse teams across multiple countries to facilitate international partnerships in trade, investment, education and R&D over a long career in government, diplomacy and higher education.

She is currently Austrade’s Special Project Lead in International Education after returning to Australia after 10 years of diplomatic postings. She was Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner for Taiwan from 2015-2020, driving the Australian Government’s trade and investment promotion. From 2010-2015, Eliza was Austrade’s inaugural Education Commissioner for North Asia based in the Australian Consulate-General in Shanghai to re-position Australian education and training in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Mongolia. Previously, she held wide ranging leadership roles in policy, management, and global marketing portfolios at several Australian universities, including 14 years at The University of Adelaide from 1996-2010.

Eliza, who has recently been appointed as a member on the SACE Board, was a Seymour parent whose daughter, Pearl Li, graduated in 2009.

Brenton Cox

LLM (Cantab), LLB (Hons), BCom (Acc), BFin, GDLP, MAICD
Chair Finance Risk and Compliance Committee

Brenton is the Managing Director of Adelaide Airport. He is also on the Adelaide University Business School Industry Advisory Board, Adelaide Festival Board and is a Councillor of the Property Council of South Australia and the Freight Council of South Australia. Before returning to Adelaide, Brenton was non-executive director of Sydney Airport and Hobart Airport and worked with Macquarie in London and Sydney after completing a Masters Degree at Cambridge University. Brenton is also a current Seymour parent.

Katherine Williams

Chair Governance, Nominations and Remuneration Committee

Katherine Williams
LLB, BBsc, GDLP
Member – Governance, Nominations and Remuneration Committee

Katherine has 20 years’ experience in law, risk and governance having been in and advised the Board rooms of some of Australia’s largest companies.

Based in Adelaide with her family, Katherine is the General Counsel and member of the executive leadership team at Fulton Hogan, one of Australia’s largest construction and engineering companies employing over 8,000 people across Australia and New Zealand. Katherine lectures in Construction Law at Monash University, has studied business sustainability (Cambridge University) and has been an advisor to the Australian delegation to the United Nations in areas of International Law.

Katherine is an Old Collegian (’94) of Seymour College and a former Old Collegians’ Association Committee member.

Edwina Bennett

Chair Infrastructure and Digital Committee

BA (University of Adelaide), BA Arch (University of Adelaide), BArch St. (UTS), BArch (Hons) (UTS), Registered Architect
Chair: Infrastructure and Digital Committee

Edwina is an Associate Principal at Woods Bagot and their Global Health Sector Leader. She has over 25 year’s industry experience and expertise in Australia and overseas in the design, delivery, and management of a broad range of building typologies. She has delivered projects across a diverse range of sectors including health and life sciences, education, defence, commercial, hospitality, and residential developments.

Edwina has unique skills in leading large multidisciplinary design and planning teams and providing effective solutions. Edwina is currently leading the design of the new Women’s and Children’s Hospital project in Adelaide.

Edwina returned to Adelaide following 20 years in Sydney and London, to manage Woods Bagot’s practice nationally.

Edwina is an Old Collegian, was Chief of Clan Douglas in 1989 and is a current Seymour parent. She is also the current Chair of the Infrastructure and Digital Committee, guiding the committee to advise and assist on the College’s building infrastructure pipeline and digital best practice.

Chantale Millard

FCPA, GAICD, B. Com

Chantale is the CEO and Managing Director of Maggie Beer Holdings which is an ASX listed company based in Adelaide.

Chantale Millard is an experienced CEO, Managing Director and Non-Executive Director with a diverse background in food & beverage retail and manufacturing, diverse family offices, Friendly Societies, publishing, chemical manufacturing, member-based organisations and hospitality. With extensive experience in both listed and unlisted environments in Australia and internationally, Chantale thrives on improving businesses and stakeholder wealth, developing excellent strategic plans for growth whilst providing an engaging employee experience and championing new leaders.

Stephen Duerden

Chair Finance Risk and Compliance Committee

Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting Finance and Systems, Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments

Stephen Duerden is currently the CEO of Duxton Capital (Australia) Pty Ltd. He has 29 years experience in investment management with 14 of those being involved directly in the agricultural industry in Australia.

Stephen joined the Duxton Group as a founder in May 2009. Prior to this, he was the COO and Director for both the Complex Assets Investment Team and the Singapore operation of Deutsche Bank Asset Management Asia. Stephen is currently a Director of a number of investment funds managed by the Duxton Group and holds board positions on two listed agricultural businesses in Australia.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting Finance and Systems with merit from the University of NSW Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investments from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Stephen is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Certified Practicing Accountant. Stephen is also a current Seymour parent.