Board of Management

Rex Wenn

Rex Wenn

Chairman

Rex has had a long association with the Choir over the past 24 years. He has had 3 sons in the Choir, and after they left he stayed on as Assistant Administrative Director until his school commitments as Principal of Kew East Primary School forced him to relinquish this role.  However, he maintained contact with the Choir over the intervening years assisting with the running of choir camps at Bayswater, managing backstage at our July and December concerts and also assisting with the staffing of tours and special projects such as the filming of the Qantas commercials.  Rex accepted the position of President of the Board of Management with the Choir in 2003.

Peter Casey

Peter Casey

Vice President

Peter, a graduate of Melbourne State College with a voice major, joined the Victoria State Opera Chorus in 1989 and performed in many of their major productions.
Peter is an accomplished choral conductor, having studied with Robert Rosen, and he was appointed Music Director of the Choir in 1987. Peter has led the choir on several overseas tours, including three concert tours of the United States, two tours of Europe and Japan and one tour to Hong Kong and China.  He has prepared the Choir for many performances with the Melbourne Symphony.

Colin Seedy

Colin Seedy

Finance

Colin possesses an extensive background in financial and administrative management and held senior finance positions during a long career with Shell and more recently in the Department of Treasury and Finance for the State Government of Victoria.   He is a CPA and joined the Choir’s management team in 1999.

Jan Eldred

Jan Eldred

Office Administrator

Jan’s son was a chorister in the Choir for many years and over more recent years Jan has gained a wide experience in the Choir’s Administration. She is frequently called upon to accompany the Choir when touring interstate and overseas and is totally conversant with the special Management techniques required in planning sucessful tours.

Philip Carmody

Philip Carmody

Board Member

Philip studied music at Melbourne College of Education where he majored in piano. He is currently Director of Music at Melbourne Grammar School.  For several years Philip has been a guest speaker and conduction tutor for the Australian National Choral Association and Royal School of Church Music Summer Schools.  He is also an organist at St Francis church, Lonsdale Street.

Judy Hooper

Judy Hooper

Board Member

Judy is a successful business woman and parent of a retired chorister. Judy owned and managed a retail business for many years. With these skills and her strong love of the Choir she successfully generates extra funds, organizing fundraising events throughout the year.

Linda Latimer

Linda Latimer

Board Member

Linda has had two sons in the Choir who both return regularly to sing with the Old Boys. Linda is a practicing teacher and has spent many years serving on School Council and brings a wide range of expertise to the Board.

Stephen Mansour

Stephen Mansour

Board Member

Stephen started singing at age eight, as a Junior Chorister with the National Boys Choir in 1990. During his seven years as a chorister he had many unforgettable experiences and toured both interstate and internationally. Stephen was also the choir captain in his last year with the NBCA. Stephen also performed in operas with the Australian Opera (now Opera Australia) and the Victorian State Opera. This culminated in a tour to the Edinburgh Festival as ‘Peaseblossom’ in Baz Luhrman’s production of ‘A Midsummer Nights’ Dream’.

As a Baritone, Stephen continued his passion for singing and has been regularly spotted around Melbourne performing at various venues and functions, including with the ‘Old Boys’ at the annual NBCA Christmas Concert.

These days Stephen has a hectic schedule where he runs his own business as a lawyer, is a Convenor of the official coterie of the Melbourne Rebels Rugby Union Club and a board member of the NBCA.