As Director of Community Development, Richard Morgan is responsible for building relationships and a sense of fellowship and connectivity with College alumni and the wider Pauline community; and for driving the ‘Shape Tomorrow’ fundraising campaign for the expansion of the College. He has extensive experience in the education, community and cultural sectors in Sydney and regional NSW.
Richard has a long and happy association with the College, having been in residence between 1978 and 1982 (when he was known as “Rex”), completing a BA and Diploma in Museum Studies.
He was a field assistant with former College Fellow, the late Rev’d Dr WJ Jobling, in Bill’s archaeological surveys in Jordan over a number of seasons. With Bill as his supervisor, Richard completed his MA in 1994.
Richard was founding Director of the Newcastle Museum opened in 1988 by HM the Queen. He was also General Manager of Sydney Maritime Museum in the 1990s. Richard held executive positions at the Pittwater House Schools for nearly two decades and was Principal between 2004 and 2010.
He has managed his own small business, contracting to the Department of Defence, the Constitution Education Fund Australia, a higher education provider in PNG and start-up businesses in East Timor. Most recently Richard has been the Director of Tourism Community and Cultural Development at Forbes Shire in Central NSW. Richard has held numerous board roles including chair of Pittwater Business Limited and is currently chairman of the Episcopal Ministry Fund which supports the Anglican Diocese of Bathurst.
Richard was awarded the Centenary of Federation Medal in 2003 for his service to the community and currently holds the rank of Colonel in the Australian Army Cadets where he performs the voluntary role of Assistant Commander and Head of Corps.
Richard is an organist and was one of the regular organists at St George’s Anglican Church in Parkes and Town Hall organist at Forbes. Richard is married to Alison and has two children in their twenties and a grandson.