2017 WA Medal Recipient
Dr Alec O’Connell
Dr Alec O’Connell is currently Headmaster of Scotch College. Before taking on this role he was the Assistant Director at the Catholic Education Office of WA where he held the portfolio of People and Organisational Services. He graduated as a teacher in 1982 and since graduating has worked across K-Tertiary, including holding a variety of both teaching and administrative positions.
Dr O’Connell was the foundation Head and CEO of Trinity at the University of WA and held the positions of the Executive Director, Vice Chancellery and Executive of Academic and Student Services at The University of Notre Dame Australia. He was the WA Chairperson and a member of the National Board of the Australian College of Educators. Dr O’Connell’s contribution to the Australian College of Educators (ACE) was recognised through a Professional Teaching Association of Western Australia Outstanding Services Award.
He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators, the Australian Institute of Management and the National Association of University Colleges and Halls and a Life Member of Trinity Residential College at the University of Western Australia. Currently he is a Director of the Association of Independent Schools in WA (AISWA), a member of the UWA Business School Ambassadorial Committee and is an inaugural committee member of the Forrest Foundation Committee of the University of Western Australia. He also chairs the Health Sciences External Advisory Board at the University of Notre Dame.