John Dicks – Headmaster / Director
John Dicks is the current Headmaster and owner of Coogee Boys’ Preparatory School (Coogee Prep). Coogee Prep is one of the only privately-owned independent boys’ preparatory schools in Sydney. It is a Pty. Ltd. not-for-profit company.
John Dicks has been involved in education since 1979 as a classroom teacher, curriculum co-ordinator and senior primary teacher, both in the Independent and Catholic sectors. He has also lectured at the Catholic University Strathfield in primary maths education and was the Professional Officer for the Maths Association of NSW. John has written text books for the NSW Board of Studies and Jacaranda Publications, and published journal articles for the Maths Association of NSW.
John holds a Diploma of Teaching (The Guild Teachers College), Bachelor of Education (Sydney College of Advanced Education) and Masters of Education (The University of Sydney).
David Jepsen - Director
David Jepsen is a director and manager of an accounting and advisory firm that specialises in SME’s. David has owned and run this business since 2001; becoming a trusted advisor to his many clients.
The firm provides bookkeeping, accounts, compliance, management reporting, taxation and financial reporting services. Prior to this David was employed in a number of commercial and accounting practice roles including roles with KPMG, Citigroup and Zurich.
David has significant accounting and advisory experience with Catholic and Independent schools. David is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Finance from the University of NSW.
Stuart Brown – Independent Director
Stuart is Chief Executive Office of the ASX listed property and funds management business, BlackWall Property Funds.
Stuart has been involved in real estate investment for over 15 years involving funds management, property services and finance. In 2006 he was appointed Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the then ASX listed, Pelorus Property Group, and later, the Managing Director.
Stuart has an extensive background in running debt and equity raisings in relation to listed and unlisted real estate structures with over a half a billion dollars in value.
In his early career Stuart practised as a solicitor in the areas of real estate, mergers and acquisitions and corporate advisory with Mallesons and Gilbert & Tobin. Stuart is also a director of Pelorus Private Equity, an unlisted public company.
Stuart is a 3rd generation Old Boy of Coogee Prep.
Tim Brown – Independent Director
Tim is the Chief Financial Officer of the ASX listed property and funds management business, BlackWall Property Funds which he joined in 2008.
Tim has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales, is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and has a Graduate Diploma from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. Early in his career he worked for the chartered accounting firm Deloitte and for Lend Lease Corporation in Sydney and London for 8 years.
Tim is a 3rd generation Old Boy of Coogee Prep.