Rev’d Dr Ed Loane commenced as Warden of St Paul’s College in January 2020. He lives in the Warden’s Lodge on the College campus with his wife Jocelyn and their five children. As the Head of college, the Warden is responsible for the daily management of the College operations. He oversees the student and academic life, operations, media and governance matters, finances, philanthropy and hospitality. Dr Loane has a deep passion for history and academia. He has published numerous books and journal articles in the fields of theology and history. He seeks to live out his Christian faith in all that he does and enjoys spending time with his family, reading and watching live sports.
Dr Loane was raised in Wollongong and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science. He went on to complete his graduate studies with First Class Honours at Moore College, followed by a PhD at King’s College, Cambridge University.
As an Old Pauline, he has an appreciation for the benefits of collegiate education, which he insists have been instrumental in his personal and professional development. Ed has an understanding of the unique history and traditions of St Paul’s, and has also been involved in the more visionary aspects of College, such as the planning and opening of major infrastructure projects on campus.
Ed has served the College as a valued Council Member since March 2017, where he led several structural reforms and cultural renewal initiatives including leading the historic revision of the 1854 Saint Paul’s College Act.
The Warden is deeply interested in the personal development of the students of the College, and seeks to play an active role in their growth throughout this transformative phase of their lives.