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New College employs 21 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.

Professor Trevor Cairney OAM

Professor Trevor Cairney OAM is the 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. Professor Cairney is the Director of The Centre for Apologetic Scholarship and Education (CASE), which is a Ministry of New College. Professor Cairney is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Education at UNSW where he continues research and scholarship and supervises postgraduate students. Professor Cairney is also the Acting Dean of NCV.


Dr Bill Peirson
Dean of Residents - New College

Dr Bill Peirson is responsible for the resident and academic tutorial programs at New College. He oversees the pastoral care and academic support of residents, and co-ordination of the resident advisers and academic tutors. He also leads and coordinates the NC admissions process. Bill lives in the building. Bill works with Lucille Coleman on the New College admissions process.

Dr Bill Peirson

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.

Mr Ian Sharpe, Bursar of New College, UNSW

Ms Sue Cheng

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

Ms Sue Cheng

Miss Edwina Hine
Executive Assistant to the Master

Edwina works as the Master’s Executive Assistant. 


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.

Mrs Vicki Vardaoulis

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.

Ms Connie Cheah

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.


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


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.


Miss Bronte Richardson
Senior Resident Adviser

Miss Bronte Richardson has responsibility for the support and development of residents through leading the team of Resident Advisors (RA)s. This care includes coordinating the RA duties and supporting the RAs in carrying out their responsibilities.  Bronte is currently in her fourth year of undergraduate study at UNSW.


Mr Steve Wasley
Maintenance & Cleaning Supervisor

Mr Steve Wasley is the College's Maintenance Supervisor. His role involves managing the day-to-day programmed maintenance, cleaning and repair programs at New College and NCV. He leads and oversees the College's maintenance staff in their duties.


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 the NCV.

Mr Ross Ferguson

New College Cleaners


Ms Suzhen Chen

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