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.

Richard Dodsworth

Chair of the Board
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Rebecca Humble

Deputy Chair of the Board
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Eliza Chui

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Brenton Cox

Chair Finance Risk and Compliance Committee
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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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Richard Dodsworth

Chair of the Board

BSc (Computer Science)
Chair of the Board; Member Finance, Risk and Compliance; Governance, Nominations and Remuneration and Infrastructure and Digital Committees

Richard Dodsworth is currently a Director of Systems Engineering at Cisco Systems. He joined the company in the UK in 1997 before transferring to Singapore in 2001 and returning to Adelaide in 2010. In his role at Cisco, Richard develops strategy and leads a diverse team of technical consultants across Asia-Pacific and Japan that provide guidance on technology directions to Cisco’s customers in the region.

Richard is a current Seymour parent and his expertise in the area of technology ensures that the College are bringing the right type of technology to the learning environment and the wider Seymour community.

Rebecca Humble

Deputy Chair of the Board

BA (International Politics), MBA
Deputy Chair of the Board

Rebecca Humble is a global leader in the defence and national security sectors. She returned to Australia in 2018 after 18 years working in senior executive roles around the globe.

She currently works as Chief of Strategy & Corporate Affairs for Australian owned Nova Group and is responsible for delivering future growth across their global companies. She has worked for large corporates including the global defence company, BAE Systems in Australia, the UK and US and had executive roles such as Vice President Global Strategy for a US$12bn business, driven multi-billion dollar acquisitions in the US and UK, has a track record for developing and executing enterprise growth strategies and been a member of executive leadership teams world-wide. Bec in a member of the University of Adelaide Defence, Cyber and Space Industry Engagement Board, has also served as a board member for the international section of the Red Cross based in Luxembourg, is an Old Collegian (Head Girl in 1990) and a current Seymour parent.

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

Chair Finance Risk and Compliance Committee

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

Brenton is the Executive General Manager of Finance and Corporate at Adelaide Airport. He is also a Councillor of the Property Council of South Australia, the Freight Council of South Australia and is on the Adelaide University Business School Industry Advisory Board. At Adelaide Airport he is CFO, General Counsel, Company Secretary and responsible for Corporate Affairs, Community, Sustainability, Risk and Aviation Business Development. 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 a Seymour parent and Chair of the Finance, Risk and Compliance Committee – in that role he assists the Seymour team to ensure that the College exercises best practice risk management and financial control..

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.