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Mr Ash Hams MBA. BTech

Chairman of Council

Mr. Hams has a Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering from the University of South Australia as well as an MBA from Deakin University in Victoria.  Mr Hams is the General Manager of an international mining services company. He is the current Chair and former Deputy Chair of St Ann’s College.

Mr Hams resided at St Ann’s College from 1990-1994 and has served as a Tutor and Senior Tutor (two years) at the College.

Mr Stephen Adams Bec, MAppFI, Grad Dip App FI, FINSIA

Mr Adams is Lead Partner of Deloitte’s Financial Advisory Services practice in South Australia, Northern Territory and Tasmania. He is a Partner within Deloiite’s M&A Valuations practice specialising in valuations. He has over 20 years’ experience in Australia and the United Kingdom providing valuations advice to privately owned and publicly listed clients. He specialises in the preparation of valuations for M&A purposes, independent expert’s reports, tax restructurings, stamp duty valuations, impairment assessment and general advisory. In addition, Stephen is a specialist advisor to the Australian wine industry.

Mr Brodie Ryan

Mr Ryan is the LAND 19 Phase 7B Program Manager at Raytheon Australia, a company which provides state-of-the-art electronics, systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services to the Australian Defence Force.

Among his qualifications is a Master’s Degree in Engineering (Military Systems Integration) from the University of South Australia.  Brodie resided at St Ann’s College from 2004-2006 and was the College Club President in 2006.

Mr Robert Spiby FCA, CTA, RITP, BCom, Grad Dip ICAA

In addition to being a Management and Business Advisory Partner at PKF, Mr Spiby joined St Ann’s College in May 2007 as the Bursar. Mr Spiby says, “over my time at St Ann’s I have been lucky enough to see many students grow from country kids to young professionals and become leaders in their field of choice. The College provides an environment to allow students to excel and I am proud to be a part of that”.
“Outside of work I have three young children and still manage a kick of the soccer ball from time to time,” Mr Spiby says.

Ms Denise von Wald BA, FAICD

Ms von Wald is the Principal and CEO of St Ann’s College. She also is currently a Director of Adelaide Venue Management, a Director of Regional Development Australia (Adelaide), Council Member for the International College of Hotel Management and Chair of WAY (Welfare of Adelaide Youth). Previously, she was a Business Ambassador for the State of South Australia, a member of the Board of the International Education Association of Australia from 2009 to 2011 and a Director of St. Peters’ Girls School.