College Leadership Team

At CBC we embark on a shared journey with the families of the College in the development of their sons from today’s boys into the gentlemen of tomorrow.

The College Leadership Team works closely with parents, staff and Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) to continue to evolve academic policies, pastoral care developments, planning and management in all areas of operation while remaining true to the charism of Edmund Rice.

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DOMENIC BURGIO
Principal

Domenic was inducted as Principal of CBC Fremantle in 2018. Prior to that he was in the role of Vice Principal – Pastoral Care and was pivotal in the articulation of the CBC journey that captures the transition of today’s boys into tomorrow’s gentlemen. Dom commenced at CBC in 2008 as Director of Staff after holding several senior positions in public high schools. CBC is the perfect match for Dom, who was born and raised in Fremantle and is often presiding as an Acolyte at St Patrick’s Basilica. At the heart of Dom’s mission is the teachings of Christ and he seeks to apply the Gospel Values to every action he takes as head of the College. He studied Physical Education and received a Diploma of Education at The University of Western Australia, and a Master in Religious Education at The University of Notre Dame Australia. Dom has three children and two grandchildren who love to spend time with their Nonno.
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JENNY KNOX
Vice Principal – Mission and Identity

Commencing as CBC Fremantle Vice Principal in 2021, Jenny’s portfolio includes driving the College’s Mission and Identity, as well as the daily operations of the school and supporting the Principal in whole school vision and strategy. Jenny brings more than 15 years of experience in a range of leadership roles in Catholic education including Deputy Principal of Senior School at Mazenod College and Director of Staff at CBC Fremantle. Most recently, Jenny has led the planning and transition of CBC St Kilda to a co-educational school. As a life-long learner, she has a Bachelor of Education and completed her Master of Education (Religious Education) at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle. Jenny’s commitment to Gospel Values provides the College with a strong compass for the faith formation of our students. She is passionate about responding to Edmund Rice’s call for justice and inclusivity in education and enlivening the EREA Touchstones. Jenny believes in the value of Catholic education to create a just society, encouraging students to look outwards as well as inwards, empowering them to make the world a better place with self-awareness, a passion for life, a love of learning and a determination to be of service to others.
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SCOTT MCDONNELL
Deputy Principal – Teaching and Learning

Scott started at CBC Fremantle in 2019 and he works collaboratively with the Heads of Learning Areas to maintain an effective, engaging and rigorous curriculum. Scott and his team continually explore how boys learn and ways the College can improve teaching practices to assist every young man to achieve his future career aspirations and study goals on his academic journey. Prior to joining CBC Fremantle, Scott was Deputy Principal of the Middle School and Assistant Dean of Academic Administration at Penrhos College.  He studied a Bachelor of Education majoring in Health and Physical Education and subsequently completed a Master of Education (Leadership and Management).  Scott is married with three children who love sport and regularly takes his family camping in remote parts of Australia. 
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GARY BAILEY
Deputy Principal – Senior School

Gary moved to CBC from Emmanuel Catholic College at the start of 2018 as the Deputy Principal – Pastoral Care. He works closely with the Heads of House and the College Psychologist and Counsellor to support and advocate for the young men at CBC and ensuring their journey is safe, productive and enjoyable. Gary gained a Bachelor of Honours degree at Anglia Polytechnic in Business and Information Systems and a Master of Education (Leadership and Management) at The University of Notre Dame Australia. He moved to Perth from the UK in 2002 and is married with three children. Sport plays a big role in Gary’s life with his passion being Norwich City and cricket.
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Mark Bianchini
Business Manager

Mark commenced at CBC Fremantle in 2022, bringing more than 25 years’ experience in senior finance and management positions to the role of Business Manager. From 2008, Mark was Regional Manager for Edmund Rice Education Australia, supporting and developing Business Managers in the western and southern regions. He also carried out the role of Business Manager for two EREA schools in regional Western Australia. Mark is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce with post graduate qualifications in Accounting and Theology. The son of Italian migrants Mark was born and raised in Fremantle. He is an alumnus of CBC from the Class of 1992, and understands the power of liberating education, regardless of cultural, economic or social backgrounds.  
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GEORGINA BOWLER
Director of Staff

Georgina commenced at CBC Fremantle in January 2020 as the Director of Staff. Her role focuses on the wellbeing and development of employees, along with curriculum and administrative responsibilities. Georgina taught at international schools in the Middle East for many years before joining Seton Catholic College in 2009. She has extensive leadership experience in roles such as Head of Faculty, Head of House and Dean of Student Wellbeing. Georgina believes in the importance of developing positive relationships with all members of our College community and encourages others to be the best versions of themselves. Her Bachelor of Education was completed at the University College Dublin and Georgi is currently undertaking a Master of Education (Religious Education) at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle. She has also completed studies in leadership through Catholic Education Western Australia. Georgina is married and enjoys travelling to new places with her husband and son. She loves animals and relaxes by taking her two dogs to the beach.
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Maria Garbin
Director of Wellbeing

Maria graduated from Notre Dame University in 2013 as a Religion & Life and Politics & Law teacher, and commenced at CBC Fremantle the following year. She is passionate about the wellbeing of CBC students, and is committed to ensuring they feel heard and recognised at all times. Maria previously served in the CBC community as Acting Coordinator of Service Learning, Director of Staff and the Head of Patrick House, and has participated in many of the College’s immersion experiences. When not at work, Maria loves to potter in the kitchen baking and pickling, and loves taking in the sunrise while walking her dog on the beach.