Careful, responsible management and guidance of our school by well qualified professionals is the foundation of our continued success. Our TAS Governance structure gives strength and security to the school.

TAS Company Structure

On 1 January 2010, TAS was restructured into a company limited by guarantee under the Corporations Act changing the previous structure of being administered by a succession of Ordinances of the Anglican Diocese of Armidale. The new structure created The Armidale School Company, made up of 24 individual Members, six from each of the four key stakeholder groups: the Old Armidalians’ Union (OAU), TAS Foundation, TAS Parents and Friends Association and the Anglican Diocese of Armidale.

These Members meet twice a year including at the Company’s Annual General Meeting. Governance of the school lies with the School Board which in turn is accountable to and reports to the TAS Company.

The TAS Board

The TAS School Board is made up of nine Company Directors and they are responsible for the strategic management of the School. Five of the Directors are selected based on their professional experience, two are appointed by the Old Armidalians’ Union and two from the Armidale Anglican Diocese.

Board Sebastian Hempel

Mr Sebastian Hempel


AGIA, ACG (CS,CGP), BSc (Syd), LLB (Syd), GradDip(AppCorpGov)

Board Luci Rafferty

Ms Luci Rafferty

Deputy Chair


Board Sarah Nivison

Mrs Sarah Nivison


CA, BFinAdmin

Board David Stephen

Mr David Stephen


BAgEcon(Hons), MAppFin, CFP®

Board Renee Grogan

Mrs Renee Grogan



Peatfield, Jonathon (Small)

Mr Jonathon Peatfield


BComm, BPsych (ANU)

Appointing Body:

Old Armidalian's Union

Board Ron Perry

Mr Ronald Perry


BA (Cantab) PSM

Appointing Body:


Mr Andrew Draney

Diocesan Rep

BCom, MAppFin, CA

Appointing Body:


Treloar, Sam 5294

Mr Sam Treloar


GradDipCA, BComm 

Appointing Body:

Old Armidalians' Union



The School Executive

The TAS Executive body represent all functions of the school and the staff within them. Staff include:

Dr Rachel Horton

Dr Rachel Horton


Executive Ray Pearson

Mr Ray Pearson

Deputy Principal

Executive Pat Bradley

Mr Pat Bradley

Business Manager

Executive Scott Chittenden

Mr Scott Chittenden

Head of Junior School

Executive David Drain

Mr David Drain

Director of Boarding

Luke Polson

Mr Luke Polson

Acting Director of Teaching and Learning


Emily McOrist

Mrs Emily McOrist

Director of Development


Brauer, Jamie 5894

Mr Jamie Brauer

Acting Head of Middle School

Executive Adam Whalley

Mr AJ Whalley

Director of Pastoral Care

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