Meet Our Board Members
Steve commenced his career in Real Estate at the age of 20 in the Western Suburbs of Sydney, primarily dealing with Industrial properties. He moved to Parramatta where he worked for an International Real Estate Company for 14 years where he became a Director of the company.
Steve established his own real estate consultancy business in 1990, prior to moving back into Commercial Real Estate with another International Real Estate company as an Equity Director. In 2006 he re-established his own real estate business, and consulted to High Net Worth Clients, International Companies and State Government Departments.
Over the years he has mentored a number of up and coming young Business people and watched their careers blossom. Steve believes, “the harder you work, the more successful you become” and lives by the beliefs of honesty and transparency.
Steve is looking forward to the opportunity of assisting the Central Coast Sports College and is totally committed to achieving the college’s vision of ‘creating a place where every individual can be the best they can be’.
Judith has been a leader in education in Australia. Her career includes being the Headmistress of Abbotsleigh from 2005 to 2016. During her tenure she continued her passion in sport by actively contributing to IGSSA (Independent Girls School Sports Association) through executive roles on their committee. She has a wealth of experience in strategic planning, project management, organisational management and in building relationships with key stakeholders. She understands the transformational nature of education and the importance of providing rich educational experiences that engage and develop young people to become lifelong learners.
Prior to Abbotsleigh she was the State Manager for Alpha Business Systems where she worked with schools to help integrate school financials with student management. She brings her knowledge of different school experiences to CCSC, especially in organisational management and the use of technology.
Originally from the US, Judith also worked in Africa before coming to Australia. Her teaching background is in Mathematics and Computing Studies. After 40 years in education, Judith is now semi-retired and excited to be on the Board of this unique school.
Jason is currently the Managing Director (CEO) & President of Panasonic Systems Solutions Oceania. An accomplished leader in organisational and business success with a number of global companies, he is looking to add value to the College Board through his years of experience in the corporate world. Jason has a passion for organisational success that is driven by maintaining a compelling vision and continually delivering upon core strategies that are ultimately delivered through people.
A Central Coast resident of more than 20 years, Jason is keen to contribute to society via guiding CCSC's future leaders. The reward of being associated with CCSC will be assisting young people own their learning and develop the leader within.
In 2018, Jason graduated the Company Directors Course with the highly esteemed Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and with strong business growth experience as well as solid governance knowledge and experience, is very much looking forward to assisting CCSC achieve it's vision.
We are pleased to welcome John Pidgeon to our Board. Involved in the property industry for over 20 years, John is the Director at Solvere Wealth. Working with businesses and their staff, his strengths are forming long-term relationships that enable him to make a difference to his client’s futures. His capacity to understand, down to earth attitude and sincerity has helped thousands of people from all walks of life in achieving their goals.
John is looking forward to the opportunity of using his expertise to assist the Central Coast Sports College in achieving its vision.
CCSC welcomes Yvette Vignando to the CCSC board. Currently the CEO of the South West Sydney Legal Centre she has vast experience, spending her early career as a lawyer, then moving into media and publishing where her passion saw her become one of Australia’s most prominent experts in Emotional Intelligence. She also spent approximately five years working at Abbotsleigh as their Director of Development and the Director of their Foundation and has more recently moved into her current role. Yvette is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our board.
Andrew is a Chartered Accountant with a passion for both business and personal development. As a partner of Kelly+Partners Central Coast, he enjoys helping private business owners build their wealth and manage the day to day decisions they face using a practical approach.
Andrew's genuine enthusiasm for education and sports is evident in his eagerness to support the vision of Central Coast Sports College. Recognizing the immense potential, he is determined to leverage his expertise and resources to assist Central Coast Sports College in achieving its goals.
With his strong business acumen, Andrew is eager to collaborate with the board and other stakeholders to ensure the optimal allocation of resources, ultimately enhancing the educational experience for students.
Adam is a Bundjalung man who been working for NSW Health for over 20 years, with an undergraduate degree in Environmental Health and a Masters of Public Health. As well as working with NSW Health, Adam is the Chairperson of Bungree Aboriginal Association, a not for profit organisation providing services to children, families, and community members with disabilities and living in disadvantaged circumstances.
Adam is a lifelong Central Coast resident with a passion for all sports, having participated and coached various sports at many levels, including playing rugby league in the NRL with South Sydney.
Adam is passionate about advocating for environments that support positive social determinants and empowering people to have direct influence in decision making that impacts their lives. Adam looks forward to a future of shared understanding, respect and equity for people from all walks of life and working on the Board of CCSC to achieve our goals, visions and aspirations.