Leadership Team

Ann Cleary


Ann is an educational leader committed to ensuring young women have the opportunity to experience excellence in education across a broad range of curriculum offerings. She is an advocate for Catholic Education in the ACT, having joined the system almost 20 years ago, following a successful career as a research scientist. Ann uses her background in scientific research to inspire students’ interest in the Sciences and the breadth of further education, and her analytical approach informs school decision making. She is passionate about the importance of student engagement through the development of contextual learning programs, development of students’ understanding of growth mindset and active pastoral care of students. Ann strives to enable all students to experience academic success in an inclusive, faith-filled learning community.

Phil Coe

Assistant Principal Learning and Teaching

Since entering the field of education, Phil has held the positions of Classroom Teacher, Head of Department, Head of Senior School & Deputy Principal. Prior to this, he worked as a computer programmer and business analyst, and has qualifications in Information Technology, Business Administration & Religious Education. Phil believes a positive, inclusive and student-centred culture of challenge & support encourages students to engage in a variety of experiences and develop a range of skills. The aim is to produce well-rounded individuals who are confident, strong, lifelong learners ready to take their place in the world. He is looking forward to working in partnership with staff, parents & students to further develop excellence in student academic achievement and overall wellbeing.

Mark Chifley

Assistant Principal Mission and Culture

Mark has been an educator for 28 years. His goal in education is to ensure that every student is striving to reach their personal best. Mark has worked as a classroom teacher, coordinator, Assistant Principal and Acting Principal. He has worked in the ACT and NSW teaching from Kindergarten to Year 12.

Mark’s role as Assistant Principal covers two portfolios Mission and Culture. Under Mission he will  ensure that all the members of the St Clare’s community are walking in the footsteps of St Clare and attaining the most from their opportunities at St Clare’s and being involved in the broader community. While Culture he will support the teachers to ensure that they can deliver their best teaching and therefore benefit the students in their learning.

Juliette Major

Assistant Principal Staff Support and Development

Juliette has been an educator in the Archdiocese for thirty years and this is her tenth year at St Clare’s College. Juliette holds a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Education (ICT) as well as certificates for vocational education in Assessment and Training, Information Technology and Creative Industries. She has worked in schools from K – 12 and is passionate about developing women in STEM and exploring pathway options for students seeking careers in diverse industries. Juliette is a recipient of the Australian Computer Society’s Leoni Warne medal for the promotion of Women in the ICT industry.

Juliette’s role as Assistant Principal covers the portfolio of Staff Support and Development. She is looking forward to sharing her enthusiasm and love of life-long learning not only with our students but also our staff as she works with them to ensure they have the best workplace environment and opportunities to develop their professional practise.

Vikram Bhatia

Business Manager

Vikram has over 17 years of experience as a finance professional working in the public, private and tertiary education sectors. Vikram holds tertiary qualifications in accounting and business management and is a CPA. He specialises in management accounting and business strategy development.

In addition to being a specialist, Vikram is also a generalist. As the Business Manager of the College, he is responsible for overseeing the College’s day to day operations. In addition to being responsible for the College’s Finances, Maintenance and Building Works and IT Section, he also manages all Support Staff employed at  the College. He is passionate about sustainability and is taking various measures to reduce the carbon footprint of the school. He is looking forward to working with the College community and making positive contributions in his role.