Dr Amanda Bell AM is a graduate of the University of Technology and University of Sydney where she is an honorary lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Social Work. Her career highlights include leadership roles in education, governance and the visual arts. In 2017 she was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to education, particularly to young women as a leader and academic, and to the visual arts.  Dr Bell’s professional interests focus on mentoring women and promoting the achievements of women. She is Chair of the UTS International Research Centre for Youth Futures, a Member of the NSW Rhodes Scholarship Committee, Director of the board of Art Exhibitions Australia, and a Governor of the Queenwood School Council. Dr Bell was appointed Principal of The Women’s College in January 2013 being responsible for all aspects of the College’s operations. She is an ex-officio member of the College Council and resides on-site.

Vice Principal

Tiffany Donnelly BA (Hons), MA, PhD

Tiffany Donnelly received her doctorate in English Literature from the University of Queensland. Her research has centred on the literature and drama of the Victorian period. The Vice Principal is responsible for co-ordinating the College’s internship and professional mentoring programs. Dr Donnelly is editor of the College Magazine and Academic Journal, Sibyl.

Dean of College

Natalie Smith BScJap, GradDipEd, GradDipHuman&SocSc, MEdAdmin, MACE, MACEL

Natalie Smith holds a Bachelor of Science with Japanese and a Masters of Educational Administration. She has extensive teaching experience in secondary schools in Queensland, most recently in a senior leadership role responsible for studies and administration. The Dean of College has oversight of a combination of academic, operational and business-related activities; in particular, the Teaching Fellow, Academic Tutorial and Academic Assistant Programs.


Anne-Maree McCarthy MMgt (MGSM)

Anne-Maree McCathy has extensive experience in the management of domestic and international student recruitment and admissions in the tertiary and secondary education sectors. The Registrar manages the applications and admissions process for new students, and has responsibility for building the College’s capacity to attract a diverse range of quality residential and affiliate applicants.

Business Manager

Peter Bull BEc, CPA

The Business Manager is responsible for the efficient financial management and reporting of financial activities to the College Council and its Finance Committee. The College’s IT provision is also a key responsibility. The Business Manager is available for students to discuss their financial matters.

Executive Assistant

Mary McGuirk

The Executive Assistant provides administrative support to the Principal and Vice Principal. She is secretary to the Council and its Committees.

Conference & Events Manager

Gineke de Haan BHM, MArchSci

The Conference Manager looks after the scheduling and running of events and conferences at the College, both in semester, and the summer and winter breaks.

Philanthropy Coordinator

Romy Fung BLibStud

The Philanthropy Coordinator is responsible for the College’s philanthropic programs, including donor recognition, bequests, scholarships and capital campaigns.

Sub Dean

Kate Armstrong BA MManagement

The Sub Dean assists with the Resident Assistant and co-curricular programs at the College.

Reception Co-ordinator

Trish Sharp

Trish Sharp is the friendly face at the College Reception. With her team of student or duty receptionists, the Reception Co-ordinator is the first point of contact for students at College, taking payments and general enquiries as well as dealing with administrative matters.

Facilities Manager

Danny Wetherall

The Facilities Manager reports on all maintenance and facilities related matters to the College Council through its Building Committee. He also supervises the College’s capital works program.

Executive Housekeeper

Lorna Siah-Reisner Dip HCA

Lorna Siah-Reisner manages the College’s housekeeping. She creates our beautiful flower displays.

Assistant Business Manager

Tina Leung BA MComm

The Assistant Business Manager provides support to the Business Manager in managing college financials, research and data analysis. She is also responsible for daily accounting operations and oversees office administration.

Chef Manager

Alan Saponari

Alan Saponari runs the College kitchen for our catering contractor, Alliance. Chef helps keep up the Women’s College’s reputation for the best College food in Sydney.

Conference & Events Assistant

Sophie Lappin BM, Hospitality

The Conference and Events Assistant works with the Conference and Events Manager part-time to ensure the smooth running of events at College.