Call for nominations of Fellows of St Paul’s College Council

Call for nominations of Fellows of St Paul’s College Council

2 months ago

The St Paul’s College Council is the governing body of St Paul’s College. In accordance with schedule 2 part 2 (4) of the Saint Paul’s College Act 2018 (NSW), an election will be held in late March for the election of four members of Council. Two of those to be elected are Lay Fellows for a term of six years. Two of those to be elected are clerical Fellows for a term of six years. A candidate for the office of a Clerical Fellow must be a member of the ordained clergy of The Anglican Church of Australia.  The Council will also be appointing one Lay Fellow for a term of six years.

Persons are entitled to vote in this election if they are a graduate of the University of Sydney and have resided on the premises of the College for at least 4 University terms or 3 University semesters.

In accordance with By-law 55 (b), I advise you that the following Fellows are retiring from Council and have indicated that they will be standing for election:

  • Dr Christine Biscoe (Lay Fellow)
  • Rev’d Dr James Collins OAM (Clerical Fellow)
  • Mr Ralph Goninan (Lay Fellow)
  • Rev’d Dr Max Wood (Clerical Fellow)

In accordance with the provisions of By-law 55 (d), nominations of qualified persons must be made by two qualified voters, and must contain the written consent of the candidate to his or her nomination. A nomination form that meets these requirements is can be found HERE. Note that there is no requirement that the person standing is an elector, or has attended St Paul’s College.

Signed nominations should be returned to the Returning Officer, St Paul’s College, 9 City Road, Camperdown, NSW 2050 or by email to and should reach me no later than 5 pm 24 February 2023. Prior to this date information regarding nominations can be obtained from the Returning Officer. Please be advised that the College cannot accept any responsibility for late mail deliveries.

Candidates may submit a photograph and personal statement of up to a (strictly enforced) limit of 250 words that will be forwarded to eligible voters when voting links are distributed.

The close of the roll of voters is the same time as the close of nominations.

This information is being sent to all electors for whom we have a mailing or email address. The College has gone to all reasonable efforts to include all known information of eligible voters on the roll of voters. If another person, who believes they are eligible to vote, has not received a copy of this notice by letter or email, it is possible that the College does not have their current contact details. Please refer them to the Returning Officer who can assist them in updating their details and verification of their eligibility to vote.

The Saint Paul’s College Act 2018 and By-laws of Saint Paul’s College may be found HERE.

Dr Jim Franklin

Returning Officer