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Helen Drennen AM BA BSc (Hons) PhD DipEd AMP FACE FACEL

Dr Helen Drennen was appointed Principal of Wesley College Melbourne in 2003 and brings to the role extensive national and international experience in education, at both primary and secondary levels.

Helen was a member of the International Baccalaureate Board of Governors from 2009 – 2015. She is currently a Trustee of the Shrine of Remembrance in Victoria, and a member of the Monash University Council.

Prior to becoming Principal of Wesley College Melbourne in 2003, Helen was the Academic Director for the International Baccalaureate, based in Cardiff, Wales, UK from 1997 – 2002 and the Director of the Asia Pacific Region from 2002 – 2003. Before these two international appointments, Helen held the position of Head of Campus, Glen Waverley at Wesley College Melbourne 1994 – 1997. In October 2007, she completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard University Business School, Cambridge, USA, and in 2010 was appointed a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators and a Fellow of the Australian Council for Educational Leaders in 2011. In 2016, Dr Drennen was recognised in the Australia Day Honours list as a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for “significant service to secondary education through leadership roles, to professional bodies, and to the community".

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