Meet the Board: (L-R) Anne, Simon, Bel, Stanley, Karen, John.

Each year, the Association elects a Board of up to nine Full Association Members. The Board is responsible for the governance of the school which involves ensuring that there are policies in place to govern and operate the Association's interests in order to satisfy its legal obligations, manage risks, provide strategic guidance to management, and monitor performance consistent with the vision, mission, and purpose of the Association.

Get to know our Board members below, and use the links at the bottom of the page to contact the Board Chair, and to learn more about joining the Association.

Bel Ritchie (Chair)

Bel attends Frenchs Forest Anglican Church. Bel is married to John and they have three children at Covenant. Bel's educational and professional background is in Business, Human Resources and Health and Safety. She currently works for Catholic Schools Broken Bay as Head of Governance, Legal and Risk.

Anne Baker

Anne attends All Saint’s Anglican Church Balgowlah. Anne is married to Chris and has two adult children, Simon and Kim. Anne has previously worked as a Travel Consultant, an Office Assistant, and an Administration Assistant. Presently, Anne is the Chair of Christian Education National (CEN) State Council, and has previously served as Director and Board Chair of Covenant Christian School and as Director on the Board of CEN. Anne co-leads a women’s growth group, and also serves on the worship team.

Stanley Leong

Stanley attends Wahroonga Presbyterian Church with his family. Having returned with their service in China in early 2020, Stanley has focussed on re-accreditation of skills, part-time coaching and part-time study. Since 2010, his study has included Peacemakers (Peacemakers Ministries), Core Coaching Certificate (Creative Results Management), DiSC re-accreditation (Integro), and more recently Graduate Certificate in Professional Supervision (Morling College) and Graduate Certificate of Counselling (Morling College). Stanley is a BSFer and serves in the student program.

John Woldhuis

John is the minister of Wahroonga Presbyterian Church. John is married to Karine and have three children at Covenant. John was a missionary with SIM for 12 years in Ecuador before becoming an Assistant Minister at Ashfield Presbyterian Church, and more recently, Pastor at Wahroonga Presbyterian Church. John loves sharing about Jesus with others, getting outdoors and working on the latest project in the garage. John holds a Bachelor of Theology and a Master of Arts (Theology).

Simon Higgins

Simon attends RUACH Neighbourhood Church. Simon is married to Kari and all four of their children have attending Covenant for their entire schooling. Simon has an international senior executive background in Human Resources and Marketing, spanning sectors in Health, Financial Services, IT, Human Capital, Medical Devices and Human Services. His current role is as GM Human Resources at Catholic Healthcare.

Karen Andersen

Karen attends Forestville Anglican Church. Karen is married to Carl and her two children attend Covenant. Karen is a legal practitioner with over 20 years professional experience. She brings experience as a member of the Board of Anglican Aid and the Committee of Management for City Bible Forum.

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