College Council

The College Council is responsible for the overall governance of the College and setting the strategic direction to ensure the College continues its long standing tradition of academic excellence

Comprised of approximately 15 members, the College Council is a combined council for both PLC Sydney and PLC Armidale. Council members are drawn from the College community and beyond and offer a wealth of skills, qualifications and expertise to the College.


  • Mrs Leah Russell

Mrs Leah Russell is PLC Sydney's 11th Chairperson and the first woman elected. 

Mrs Russell is a Senior Audit Partner with Crowe Horwath – a part of Findex. She has been a partner for over 10 years, and is responsible for all auditor partner and the audit teams in NSW. Other roles that Mrs Russell has undertaken include being a Trustee of the NSW Presbyterian Property Trust, and three years as a College Council member for The Scots College.

Deputy Chairperson

  • Mrs Caron Balzer
  • Mr Luke Hall
  • Rev David Seaman


  • Mrs Kylie Alcorn
  • Reverend David Burge
  • Mrs Jo-Ann Gamble
  • Reverend Brett Graham
  • Mr Ray Khoury-Harb
  • Mr Adam Ladkins
  • Reverend Fiona May
  • Mr David Su
  • Dr Madeleine Turner
Chairman of the Trustees is also an ex officio member of College Council 
  • Reverend John Seaton