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New College employs full-time, part-time and casual staff, who support and operate the day to day activities of the Colleges, maintaining a positive and supportive environment for the residents. The staff team also provides first class conference & accommodation facilities.

A/Prof Bill Peirson

A/Prof Bill Peirson is is the Master & Chief Executive Officer of New College. His role involves the overall management of New College and New College Village. He also provides leadership in relation to pastoral oversight, academic support, development of New College and the relationship of the College to the Alumni, University and wider community. A/Prof Peirson is the Director of The Centre for Christian Apologetics, Scholarship and Education (CASE), which is a Ministry of New College. A/Prof Peirson was formerly the Director of UNSW’s Water Research Laboratory at the Manly Campus and he continues to supervise and conduct research.


Sue Bazzana
Dean of Residents - New College Village

Susan Bazzana oversees the pastoral care and for the resident and academic tutorial programs at New College Village. She co-ordinates the NCV Senior Resident Team and its Academic tutors. Susan works with Lucille Coleman on the NCV admissions process. She lives at New College Village.


Mr Ian Sharpe

Mr Ian Sharpe is responsible for the College finances, for financial support and assistance, as well the managing and coordination of catering and IT.


Ms Sue Cheng

Ms Sue Cheng is responsible for invoicing students and processing transactions with external companies.


Miss Edwina Hine
Executive Assistant to the Master

Edwina works as the Master’s Executive Assistant.


Ms Lucille Coleman 
Admissions Officer

Lucille is usually the first member of the New College staff that prospective residents will speak with. She processes applications submitted by prospective New College and NCV residents. Prospective residents can question Lucille about the College and the application process and request a tour of the buildings.


Mrs Vicki Vardaoulis
Receptionist/Student Services

Mrs Vicki Vardaoulis is the receptionist at New College. In her role she is the first point of contact for the residents and the public. She is the main contact point for student administrative and finance services. She fields a number of inward flowing communications and enquiries in her role.


Ms Connie Cheah
(NCV) Receptionist/Student Services

Ms Connie Cheah is the receptionist at NCV. In her role she is the first point of contact for the residents and the public. She is the main contact point for student administrative and finance services. She fields a number of inward flowing communications and enquiries in her role.


Mr Jonathan Billingham
Public Relations & Systems Manager

Jonathan works with the Master to manage the College’s offices, systems, marketing, fundraising and the annual New College Lectures. He also looks after the College websites, produces various New College publications and co-ordinates the College's relationship with its community of alumni and friends.


Miss Ash Braithwaite
Public Relations Assistant

Ash works alongside the Public Relations Manager in the coordination of the College's marketing, fundraising and the annual New College Lectures. She produces content for the alumni magazine, websites and social media pages. She also assists in maintaining relationships with the college community past and present, and helps with sales, subscriptions and websites for the CASE Centre. 


Miss Adela Davis
Anniversary Historian & Event Assistant

Adela is researching and documenting the history of New College and NCV in preparation for their respective 50th and 10th anniversaries in 2019. She also assists with planning and producing events, as well as engaging with alumni and friends of the College.


Dr Dani Scarratt
Associate Editor, Case Magazine

Dani is the Associate Editor of the quarterly publication Case Magazine. CASE equips Christians to understand their faith and talk about it creatively and intelligently. CASE also provides an open, intellectual environment in which non-Christian enquirers and sceptics can seek and obtain meaningful input about the relevance of the Christian faith.

Dr Dani Scarratt


Mr Ben Staunton
New College Village Assistant Dean

Ben, in partnership with the Dean, has responsibility for the support and development of residents through leading the team of Senior Residents (SRs). He is involved in the life of the College through a number of different avenues such as participating in or attending sports, being involved in functions and weekly social events, and being available to lead Tuesday evening supper each week. Ben has a special pastoral responsibility for the SR team, the students on his floor of the College and, from time to time throughout the year, other residents requiring a higher level pastoral care. He also provides academic support in Accounting and Business subjects.



Miss Jacqui Willing
New College Assistant Dean

Jacqui has responsibility for the support and development of residents through leading the team of Resident Advisors (RA)s in partnership with the Dean. This care includes coordinating the RA duties and supporting the RAs in carrying out their responsibilities. Jacqui is currently completely Honours in Arts at UNSW.


Mr Trevor Perrin
Maintenance Officer (New College)

Mr Trevor Perrin is the Maintenance Officer at New College. His role involves managing the day-to-day programmed maintenance, cleaning and repair programs at New College.


Mr Ross Ferguson
(NCV) Maintenance Worker/Yardman (part-time)

Ross is our yardman and takes care of the New College Village grounds as well as assisting with day-to-day maintenance of NCV.

Mr Ross Ferguson

New College Cleaners


Scolarest Catering Staff

Mr Daniel Higgins
Scolarest Catering Manager

Mr Daniel Higgins as Catering Manager is responsible for managing the catering at NC, as well as the Chefs and other Scolarest employees on site as they carry out food preparation and service for NC residents and staff.

More Information about the Caterers at New College

Mr Daniel Higgins