MLC School Council

The Council of MLC School provides the link with the School's ownership, namely the Uniting Church of Australia and is also the guardian of the vision of the School's Founders. The Council is responsible for determining school policy, monitoring performance and maintaining relationships with external bodies such as the Government.

The Council consists of 11 members, including the Principal, past and current parents, representatives of former students and representatives from the Parents and Friends' Association and the MLC School Foundation. The Council currently has several standing committees including Executive, Finance, Master Planning and Building, Council Membership and Governance, and Policy.

Chair of MLC School Council, Pauline Johnston

Mrs Pauline Johnston (Blight 1988) is the first woman and the first former student to hold the position of Chair of MLC School Council. Pauline became a member of the School Council in June 2001 and took the Chair’s position in February 2010. 

Pauline attended MLC School from 1983 – 1988. As a Senior Prefect in her graduation year, she was very involved in the life of the School. An outstanding academic performance resulted in her being awarded Dux of the School in 1988. 

Upon graduation, she took up Actuarial studies and achieved a Bachelor of Economics and then Master of Economics from Macquarie University, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, from the Securities Institute of Australia. 

Her remarkable career in finance has spanned companies including MLC Life, Morgan Stanley, Tillinghast-Towers Perrin and Asteron Life. She formerly held the position of Managing Director, RGA Reinsurance Australia and New Zealand, with leadership responsibilities in Japan and South Africa.

In May 2013, Pauline joined AMP and was appointed Group Executive of Insurance and Superannuation, responsible for AMP's risk insurance, retail superannuation, investment, pensions and platforms business portfolio. 

Pauline is married with two young children and is a member of the Uniting Church. Recently she was invited to join Chief Executive Women, a member based organisation, comprising over 200 of Australia’s leading business women.

MLC School Council website portal

Council members access the MLC School Council portal

MLC School Constitution

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Basis of Union of the Uniting Church of Australia

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