Mr Richard Davies MA(Hon), PGCE, MSc, MBA
Deputy Headmaster/Head of Senior School
Mr Richard Davies was appointed Deputy Headmaster in 2019 and took on the additional role of Head of Senior School in 2020. He joined Hutchins following senior management positions in Perth and an international school in North India. Prior to these roles, he worked as a Head of Mathematics and in Pastoral Leadership positions both in the UK and in Australia. These positions have been in government and private sectors alongside one specialist education school. Richard has also worked as a Mathematics teacher trainer in Higher Education and Head of Performance Hockey at Edinburgh University.
Richard has a particular interest in the psychology of organisational and team dynamics and performance, which was a key element of the research for his Masters. As part of this passion, he has extensive experience as a hockey coach in the UK and Australia at grassroots, school, State and international level.
Mr Jason Reeves BCom, CPA, GRADDipAppFin, GAICD
Chief Operating Officer
Mr Jason Reeves is a highly experienced manager with over 25 years’ experience working primarily in the financial services industry.
Particular areas of expertise include strategy development and implementation, finance and operations leadership, business turnaround and process re-engineering, capital works, and infrastructure development and delivery.
Jason has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Tasmania, as well as a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia. He is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Jason is married to Claire and they have two children. On the weekends he enjoys spending time with family on the east coast of Tasmania.
Mr Iain Belôt Master of School Leadership, BA (Hons), DipEd
Head of Teaching and Learning (Years 7–12)/Acting Head of Learning Support
In January 2020, Mr Iain Belôt was appointed Head of Teaching and Learning (Years 7–12). Prior to this appointment, he held several senior positions in schools, including serving as Principal of Calvin Christian School (2013–2019) and as Principal of New Covenant School in Michigan, USA (2010–2012).
Iain has served as a Board member of Independent Schools Tasmania and as their representative on a number of committees. These committees included the Accreditation Framework Reference Group for the Review of the Tasmanian Curriculum: Years 9 to 12, and the Accreditation Working Party for TASC courses. He is currently a member of the Learning, Teaching and Assessment Committee for the implementation of the Years 9–12 curriculum in Tasmania.
With extensive experience as an educational practitioner, Iain has taught in both special schools and traditional classrooms. He has led Gifted and Talented programs, and has consulted on leadership, curriculum and learning.
Iain’s preferred disciplines are History and English. He has a strong passion for sports, with a particular interest in rowing. Representing Scotch College, Melbourne in his own school days, he competed with great successes. He later competed both nationally and internationally – including in the World Championships in 1985 and at the 1986 Commonwealth Games – as a member of the Australian National Rowing team.
Mr Stephen Coventry BEd
Head of Junior School
Mr Stephen Coventry commenced his appointment as Head of Junior School at Hutchins in January 2020.
Stephen has extensive international experience in teaching and educational leadership – working for 16 years abroad in England, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and, most recently, Oman where he was Head of Primary at a large international school.
As a teacher, Stephen has taught a range of junior classes, from Kindergarten through to upper primary.
Stephen has worked extensively with accreditation bodies – including CIS, BSME and the International Baccalaureate – with a goal of promoting high standards of teaching and learning, pastoral care and holistic educational.
Stephen prioritises supporting the individual as a learner and promoting inquiry-based learning. He is committed to developing the School values within students and encouraging them to be their best as we strive to continue to provide the best standards of teaching and learning, pastoral care and holistic educational experience possible.
Ms Cath Hogan DipTeach, BEd, GradDipSpecEd, MEd(HumRel)
Deputy Head of Junior School – Teaching and Learning
Ms Cath Hogan was appointed to the role of Deputy Head of Junior School – Teaching and Learning in 2020 after heading up the John Bednall Centre for Excellence from 1995–2000 and then again from 2016–2019.
Cath has worked in Queensland, Zimbabwe, London and more recently for seven years in Hong Kong heading up Learning Support and Gifted Education. Cath has been a regular presenter at national conferences with Hawker Brownlow and now Solution Tree with her most recent presentation earlier this year at the Marzano Research Summit in Brisbane.
Cath is a certified training associate for Professional Learning Communities, possesses a high level of understanding of Robert Marzano’s work in Guaranteed and Viable Curriculum and Academic Vocabulary; this combined with her experience in gifted and talented and learning support enables Cath to provide strong supportive leadership as we strive to build collaborative learning communities for the enhancement of teaching and learning.