Russell Saunders has been involved in Education for the past 17 years, having previously been Business Manager at Presentation College Windsor for 10 years and Assistant Business Manager at St Johns Dandenong for 5 years.
Russell has a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Monash University and a Certified Practicing Accountant. Prior to Education, Russell owned his own business and worked at the National Australia Bank in various positions for 12 years.
He lives in Edithvale and is married with 3 children. His two eldest have completed school and the youngest is currently in Year 9 at St Bede’s College. Outside of work, his passions include running, golf, cricket, local football (Edi-Asp) and the St Kilda Football Club. He is also a Board member of St Bede’s College, Mentone. Russell has really enjoyed his past two years at Padua College and is looking forward to its ongoing development, both physically and educationally, over the next few years.
016 has been an important year for the
College as we commence planning
and changes for the next phase under
the stewardship of our new Principal, Mr
Anthony Banks. One of the first items initiated
by Anthony and the Board was a Building
Masterplan for Mornington Campus, and it
is pleasing that this has now been created. It
will serve as a living document and decisionmaking
tool, providing guidance for the
physical development of the College well into
the future. The College is now working hard in
all areas of finance, operations and planning
to enable the dream to become a reality. While
it is a focus, this future funding is also done
with an eye on current students and families’
expectations and that of a contemporary
Apart from the physical environment, it is
axiomatic that a school’s greatest resource is
its staff. Padua College has continued to fund
and invest in high quality teachers and support
staff through providing excellent professional
development, a flexible and innovative career
structure, strong supports for staff wellbeing
and a collegial environment in which staff are
challenged to extend themselves and each
We now look forward to 2017, as it is an exciting
time to be part of the Padua community.
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