The Newington Foundation Board

The Newington Foundation Board provides governance oversight for the Foundation and leads ongoing development of a culture of giving in our community.

The Board also coordinates and oversees the activities of the Foundation and manages its various investment and fundraising initiatives.

Board of Directors

Philip Moffitt (ON 1982), Chairman

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BEc (Hons), BLAS Psych (Hons), GradDipPsych, AssocFINSIA, MAICD

Chairman and independent non-executive director of the Newington Foundation since November 2020.

Phil is a company director and consultant. He provides advice and mentoring in the practical  application of decision-making science to both  companies and individuals. He was previously a partner at Goldman Sachs (London and Sydney) and Chairman of Goldman Sachs Australia Managed Fund Board. Prior to this he held several senior roles within Tokai Asia in Hong Kong and Bankers Trust.

He is currently a Non-Executive Director of Aware Super and serves as Chair of its Investment Committee and Direct Assets Committee and is a Non-Executive Director of Platinum Asset Management Limited and serves as a member of the Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee.

Phil attended Newington from 1977-1982, his family proudly supports the Newington Foundation, and he is a member of the Founders Society.

Annika Bradley

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BComm, BA, MAppFin, CIMA

Independent non-executive director of the Newington Foundation since November 2020.

Annika is a professional within the financial services sector and is currently an Investment Policy & Advice Specialist at UniSuper.

With extensive experience in portfolio construction, manager selection and product delivery, Annika is passionate about improving financial literacy and helping investors generate adequate income streams in retirement. Annika is a Certified Investment Management Analyst.

Annika proudly supports the Newington Foundation.

Chris Collings (ON 1984)

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Non-Executive Director of the Newington  Foundation and Honorary Secretary since November 2020. Deputy Chairman of the Council of Newington College.

Chris is a professional business coach and company director, with extensive experience in financial markets and strategy. He was a Managing Director of Deutsche Bank from 2007 to 2012 with leadership roles in Europe, Asia and Australia. Chris has served on Newington College Council since 2014 and is currently the Deputy Chairman.

Chris attended Newington from 1980 to 1984, proudly supports the Newington Foundation, and is a member of the Founders Society.

Scott Hedge (ON 1974)

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BComm/LL.B, LL.M

Independent Non-Executive Director of the Newington Foundation since December 2023.

Scott is one of Australia’s leading corporate restructuring lawyers with deep experience in advising on corporate governance. He has practised law in Sydney for over 30 years and has been a  partner of national firm Colin Biggers and Paisley since 2012. 

Scott attended Newington from 1974 to 1979. His family has deep roots within the Newington community. His father Geoffrey was one of the founding trustees of the Newington Foundation when it was established in 1974.

Scott and his wife, Linzi, are proud supporters of the Newington Foundation. Their son, James (ON 2021), attended Newington from Years 7 to 12. During that time Scott was an active participant in the P&F Association and he is a previous member of the ONU Executive.

Andrew Walsh

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BA (Hons)

Non-executive director of the Newington Foundation since October 2023. Honorary Treasurer and Chair of the Finance and Investment Committee of the Council of Newington College.

Andrew is Chair of Mason Stevens, and adviser and board member for several private and not-for-profit companies. Andrew’s experience includes technology, financial services, governance and leadership. Andrew served as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Iress Limited between 2009 and 2022, having joined Iress in 2001. Prior to Iress, Andrew worked in the areas of actuarial consulting and software.

Andrew and his wife, Sarah, proudly support the Newington Foundation. Their sons, Clinton (ON 2021) and Elliot (ON 2023) both attended Newington from Years 7 to 12.

Management team

Ross Xenos (ON 2004)

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BComm, MBA, MEdPlus

Chief Operating Officer, Newington College since 2021.

Ross is a member of the College’s executive leadership team and is responsible for all aspects of community relations, corporate services and operations at the College. He was previously a leading administrator within Australian sport, passionate about athletes’ rights, wellbeing and social impact.

Ross attended Newington from 1995 to 2004 and his family proudly support the Newington Foundation.

Joseph Herschel

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Development Manager, Newington College since 2022.

Joseph has 18 years’ experience in philanthropy across organisations that have delivered community and health services, medical research and education. His previous background has been in relationship management with the banking and finance, media, and insurance sectors.

Joseph is a Community Trustee Board Member for Centennial & Moore Park, Greater Sydney Parklands.

Joseph directs a proportion of his salary towards the Newington Foundation.

Frequently asked questions

Is the Newington Foundation a registered charity?

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Yes. The Newington Foundation Limited is a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). Information about the Foundation's listing at the ACNC is located here.

Are gifts to the Newington Foundation tax-deductible?

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Yes. The Newington Foundation administers the Newington College Scholarship Fund and the Newington College Building Fund. Both of these funds are tax deductible. Please visit here for more details.

This website also accepts gifts to the Newington College Public Library Fund. This fund is also a tax deductible fund, with details located here.

How does the Newington Foundation manage its investments?

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Prudential management of all funds under trust is the highest priority for the Foundation. Governance is provided by an Investment Sub-committee and with the support of an external fund manager, appointed following a rigourous tender and subject to review of their ongoing performance.

The Foundation has a strict investment policy that focuses on prudent and appropriate investments that meet both Newington's ethical guidelines and investment criteria and controls. All investments are made with the underlying philosophy of strong governance structure, our Christian values, and strong reputation.