Meet the Foundation Board

The Foundation is a separate entity to the College and as such has its own Board of Directors. The Foundation works closely with the College Board and Principal to deliver fundraising activities that align with the goals and objectives of the College. These activities aim to add to the sense of community we are so blessed to have here at St Patrick's College.

The voluntary board members work tirelessly to support the College community and without their efforts and passion the St Patrick's goals could not be achieved. The Board bring with them a wealth of experience in law, governance, marketing, business management and events to guide the success of the Foundation.

The St Patrick's College Foundation current Board members are:
  • Mr Charles Brauer – Charles is a past College Captain (SPC 1998) and staff member of St Patrick’s College 2004-2016. He has been a member of the Leadership Team at a number of EREA schools and is currently Deputy Headmaster at Marist College Ashgrove. He been active with a number of College Boards including the chair of the Pastoral Board of his daughters’ school.
  • Ms Sam Bellgardt – Sam is currently Centre Manager at Retail First. Her previous roles include Centre Manager and Retail Manager with the Scentre Group (Owner and Operator of the Westfield Group in Australia and New Zealand).  She has extensive experience in the retail industry with skills in business planning, operations management, sales, and retail.  Sam is also a past parent of the College. 
  • Mr Bren Arkinstall - is a past student of St Patrick's College (SPC 1996) and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Edmund Rice Foundation (Australia). His experience prior to joining ERFA in 2017 includes being employed as Head of Development at Caulfield Grammar School and Director of Development at Brisbane Boys' College. He also worked as the Business Development Manager for Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Australia. 
  • Mr Chris Mayes – Chris Mayes is our current College Principal. He has previously worked as College Dean at St Joseph's, Gregory Terrace.
  • Mr Michael Crutcher – Michael is a past student and College Vice Captain (SPC 1991) and has extensive experience in the media and communications fields. His company is 55Comms and they specialise in media and corporate content strategy. His comprehensive list of clients include Brisbane Marketing, Brisbane Racing Club, Government House Qld and Qld Cricket. Michael is also a current parent of the College. 
  • Mr Lewis Napa – Lewis is a past St Patrick's College Captain (SPC 2005) and currently a partner with Ellem Warren Napa Lawyers. Lewis was an Associate to His Honour Judge Noud of the District Court of Queensland and has experience in corporate, commercial and property transactions.
The College thanks these members of the community for their time and commitment to ensure the future success of the St Patrick's College Foundation and the programs it supports.