Sancta Alumni Leading For Good

Senator Deborah O’Neill (Alumna Fresher 1979) has been leading the charge for accountability amidst the PwC scandal. Senator O’Neill has been a Senator for New South Wales since 2013 and previously held the Robertson seat in the House of Representatives from 2010. Read more


Dr Gordon Reid MP (Alumnus Postgrad 2020 and past scholarship recipient) has been the Federal MP for Robertson (Central Coast) since 2022, and is using his medical background to improve health access and outcomes in the Central Coast; he also recently addressed the United Nations in New York on improving outcomes for Indigenous Australians. Read more.

Yes, you read correctly – Sancta representation from the Central Coast is a trend!


Lord Mayor of Sydney, Clover Moore AC (Alumna Fresher 1965) has been recognised with an Officer (AO) of the Order of Australia (General Division) for her service to local government, the people and parliament of NSW, and the community of Sydney. The Lord Mayor will join Sancta residents for Formal Dinner in August! Read more.


Dr Ashé DeBiasio (Alumna Fresher 2010 and past scholarship recipient), having now completed her MD degree and surgical fellowship exams, is on her way to becoming one of a very select group of female liver surgeons in Australia.


Rita Andraos (Alumna Fresher 2017 and past scholarship recipient) has established Light It Up Education, a tutoring company that aims to motivate and empower school students and remove barriers to access. This is in addition to her day job as a lawyer. Rita is currently seeking more tutors to deliver her programs to students across Australia. Read more.


Josie Clarke’s (Alumna Fresher 2016 and past scholarship recipient) Ability Agriculture Foundation received a Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation backing recently, a future grant to build her upcoming Agcess careers site which focuses on career opportunities and career progression for people with disability in agriculture. Read more.


Annabelle Chauncy OAM (Alumna Fresher 2004) is the Founder and CEO of School for Life; after establishing their first primary and vocational school in rural Uganda in 2011, School For Life has now successfully opened another primary school and secondary school, employing 120 staff and providing transformational learning and opportunities to over 1,700 students. Read more.


What have you been up to? We shared the above updates because we either happened to hear about them, or someone got in touch with us. We know there are plenty more of you kicking goals but your news hasn’t made its way to us! We would love to hear from you with updates on what you and your peers have been up to lately. Email us at [email protected]


Photo, from top left: Deborah O’Neill (ALP), Gordon Reid (ALP), Clover Moore (Renee Nowytarger/City of Sydney). From bottom left: Ashé DeBiasio (supplied), Rita Andraos (Light It Up Education), Josie Clarke (Women in Crop Science), Annabelle Chauncy (School for Life Foundation Facebook).