Tamworth Community College



The Tamworth Community College Board of Directors is responsible for ensuring that the vision and strategies of the College are achieved.

The Board consists of a group of professional, dedicated volunteers who provide guidance and contribute to good governance. The Board sets the College’s priorities and is accountable for exercising the authority given to it in its constitution.

Linden Ross

Linden’s career has senior management experience in private and not-for-profit organisations across a number of different industries. Most recently, government and not-for-profit health has been prominent. Obtaining community sector management qualifications Linden continued as a mature age student, through distance education, to obtain a Degree in Bachelor of Business Studies. Linden believes that continuing education pathways is crucial to new insights on the most current trends and skills required by industry.


Monique Harrington
Deputy Chairperson

Monique brings a strong career background in sales, strategic sourcing, strategy development, and business improvement projects across large multi-site retail, IT services, and government. She has a passion for driving business value through cost optimisation, operational efficiencies, and relationship management. Monique achieved her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Technology, Sydney, in 2007 whilst working full-time. Monique believes there are a variety of paths to get to one's chosen career and is passionate that these opportunities are presented to all.


Sharon Draper

Sharon has had a career spanning the public sector, human resources, juvenile justice and education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Politics & Journalism) and Graduate Diplomas in Industrial Relations, Economics and Education and is currently employed as Head Teacher (HSIE) at Calrossy Anglican School. She and her husband Peter run Professional Driver Education, a local driver training school that specialises in disability learners. As someone with a strong social conscience, Sharon believes in the empowerment of individuals through education and training.


Brenda Newman

Brenda has built a career in education as a teacher and faculty leader. She has been employed in schools in both the independent and public systems. Her expertise lies mainly in the areas of language and the creative and performing arts.
In this ever-changing world, Brenda believes an ongoing commitment to lifelong learning is imperative for survival. Developing and maintaining personal connections within a society that is increasingly more reliant on technology, is something that she also sees as a significant challenge. Brenda’s volunteer roles with Destination Tamworth and the Tamworth Country Music Festival Ambassador Programme reflect her desire to make a contribution to her local community.


Peter Hyde
Community Representative

Peter has lived in Tamworth since 1998 and has worked in the Electricity Supply Distribution Industry for 42 years. During that time he has worked in various areas of the business including Electrical Trade, Design, Apprentice Coordination, WH&S (employee & public safety), Training, Auditing, Incident Investigation, Human Resources, Project and Program Management as well as Frontline Management. Peter has qualifications in Electrical Trades, Frontline Management, WH&S, Investigation, Auditing and Human Resources. He is also an active member of The Rotary Club of Tamworth First Light and is committed to making a difference & contributing to the community.