2019 Rostrevor College Foundation Board
Back: Darren Furst, Damien Byrne, Danielle Scheid, Simon Davis,
Brian Schumacher (Principal)
Front: Fleur Fotheringham, Cristina Clemente
2019 Co-Chairs - Darren Furst ('97) and Danielle Scheid
The Foundation Board, which includes the College Principal as an ex-officio Member, meets monthly from February to November each year. The Foundation Board strives to strengthen the Rostrevor College community by working with all stakeholders to enable buildings and educational programs that would not otherwise be possible.
Darren Furst, Co-Chair
Darren joined the Board in 2015. He attended Rostrevor College from 1992 - 97 after his family moved to Adelaide from the family farm located 200 km south east of Adelaide. After completing his schooling he worked within the family business and then managed the Havelock Hotel on Hutt Street for a number of years. During this time he entered into discussions with another old scholar, Michael Murphy, about working in the finance industry. In 2001 Darren ceased working at the Hotel and commenced his career as a Financial Advisor under the guidance of Michael. 14 years later Darren is now the Principal of Murphy Financial Advice and has been instrumental in the growth of the practice. Since leaving Rostrevor, Darren has been heavily involved with the Rostrevor Old Collegians' Football Club, from committee member, sponsorship director, team manager and assistance coach. Darren has Nicholas (Yr. 3) and Thomas (Reception).
Danielle Scheid, Co-Chair
Danielle joined the Board in 2015 and has two sons at the College, Nicholas ('17) and Hamish (Yr. 8). Danielle has over 25 years' consultative experience in the Office Equipment Industry across the SME market and industry sectors in SA.
Fleur Fotheringham, Secretary
Fleur joined the Foundation in 2016 and has two boys in Junior Years, Miles (Yr. 4) Thomas (Yr. 7). She has over 16 years' experience working within the Tourism and Hospitality industry, in senior sales and marketing roles for a number of International Hotel Groups. Fleur is now a Specialist Primary School Teacher working for DECD.
Cristina Clemente, Treasurer
Cristina Clemente joined the Board in 2016 and has a background in Finance. Her son Vincent ('17) commenced here in Reception, and was acknowledged at the Tredecim Annis Assembly in February for his 13 years at Rostrevor College. Cristina is a chartered accountant. With over 20 years of experience as an advisor to clients located across South Australia and the Northern Territory, Cristina has developed significant expertise in the areas of superannuation, taxation and planning, financial and management reporting and estate planning.
Damien Byrne, Member
Damien joined the Board in 2014 and has two sons at the College, Aidan (Yr. 12) and Ciaran (Yr. 10). Damien is a Civil Engineer with over 25 years' experience in civil engineering and has been involved in a number of South Australia's largest infrastructure projects. He has a highly diverse range of skills including traffic and transport planning, road design, urban development, storm water management, storm water recycling and reuse and local government engineering. Damien held the position of Chair in 2015 and 2016.
Simon Davis, Member
The grandson of foundation scholar Bill Noonan, Simon attended Rostrevor from 1984-1988 and has a son, Aspen (Yr 8) currently attending th College. After graduating from Rostrevor he went on to complete a Bachelor of Surveying and Post Graduate studies in Infrastructure Engineering and Management. He has worked as a lecturer in Geographic Information Systems at the University of South Australia and has worked for various State and Local Government authorities. He is currently the Team Leader of Asset Planning at the City of Port Adelaide Enfield in charge of a team of asset planners and engineers responsible for the long term planning of council infrastructure. Simon joined the Foundation in 2018.