The Northcross Board

Northcross Christian School is a ministry of Ryde Baptist Church and is a member of Christian Schools Australia (CSA) and the Association of Independent Schools NSW (AIS).  

Northcross is governed by a Board of Directors comprising of members of Ryde Baptist Church, the P&F President and a parent representative. The Board is responsible for the financial oversight and risk management of the school and to ensure that Northcross is meeting legal obligations.   

The board sets the long-term strategic direction for the school and ensures that its mission and vision is defined and upheld. The commitment to delivering Christ-centred education that develops the whole child is at the heart of all its decisions.  

The Principal is the nominated CEO of the school and is responsible for the day to day running and management of the school as directed and supported by the board.  

Board Members

Mark Bartlett


Director - Capability 360
BA Modern European History (Hons) University of Warwick (UK)
Northcross Parent
Director since May 2021

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David Posker-Hill

Deputy Chairman

Head of History & Religious Ed - MLC School Sydney
BA Arts - Ancient History/ History /Biblical Studies, University of Sydney GradDip Ed (ACU), GradCert Religious Education (ACU), MA History Macquarie University
M Educational Leadership (UNSW)
Director since December 2017

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Wei-Han Kim


Head Strategic Alliances & Partnerships AUS/NZ - American Express
BA Business Finance & Accounting, University of Technology
Qualified member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
Director since May 2018

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Rachel Dixon

P&F President

Finance Director - GJ’s Agency
BA Commerce (Accounting) Macquarie University,
CPA Member 
Northcross Parent
Director since October 2021

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Karen Baker


General Manager - Barbara May Foundation
Board Chair, Maranatha Health
Executive MBA, University of Sydney 
Northcross Parent
Director since October 2023

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Jennie Lakos


Director, Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Supervisor -
The Cottage Counselling Centre
GradDip Counselling, GradDip EFT, PACFA Clinical Supervisor 
Northcross Grandparent
Director since May 2022

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Awie Malan


Principal Engineer - SMEC
BA Civil Engineering South Africa, Professional Engineer Civil 
APEC Engineer Register (APEC), National Engineering Register (NER) 
Director since May 2022

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John Vijayaraj

Parent Representative

Senior Solicitor - Avant Law
BA Psychology / BA Laws (LLB), Macquarie University 
Northcross Parent
Director since October 2023

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Claudia Moraitis

Company Secretary