Director of Community Engagement
Richard Morgan MA GDipMuseumStud(Syd) DipOutdoorRec(AQTF) FRSA MFIA MAICD JP joined the staff in April 2017, within which he is responsible for the administration of the College’s fundraising program and engagement with Paulines of all generations. A Fresher in 1978, Richard has given much of his time to assisting the St Paul’s College Union across various roles since he was an undergraduate. His role since 2023 is Director of Community Engagement with responsibility for alumni and community communications, website, social media, newsletters, events and College history.
Born in Manly and educated at Pittwater House for primary school, Richard boarded at Cranbrook after his family moved to Abercrombie House in Bathurst. Richard holds a BA in Archaeology and Geography at the University of Sydney and a postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies. Richard has also completed a Sydney MA by research and thesis.
After completing his undergraduate studies, Richard worked alongside Pauline and Fellow of the College, Rev’d Dr Bill Jobling, who was Reader in the Department of Religious Studies. Richard assisted Bill in the field across several seasons of the Aqaba-Ma’an Archaeological and Epigraphic Survey of Southern Jordan, where he put his archaeological learnings to good use.
Upon his return to Australia, Richard took up a post in Newcastle as a museum director, responsible for the creation of the regional museum (a major NSW Bicentennial Project that was opened by HM The Queen in 1988). Richard then led the Sydney Maritime Museum before returning to Pittwater House as an educational administrator in 1991. After thirteen years, Richard was appointed Principal for six years.
Richard then consulted in Sydney and Timor Leste in support of humanitarian and philanthropic programs, as well as an appointment at the Institute of Business Studies in Port Moresby, PNG. After returning to Australia, Richard became the Director of Tourism and Community Development in Forbes, NSW, prior to his appointment at St Paul’s.
Richard has also given continuous national service through the Australian Army Cadets since the age of 19. For over 40 years, Richard’s service has taken the shape of many roles, including the top appointment as National Assistant Commander with the rank of Colonel. His recent transfer to the Australian Navy Cadets now sees him occupying a senior national management role as Director of Business, with the rank of Commander.
Richard is a proud Pauline who loves engaging with members of the Pauline community across all ages and interests. He thrives on assisting them in their journey towards their own personal and professional endeavours. He is enjoying working within the advancement team continuing to influencing the effort to raise much needed philanthropic support for the future of Paul’s.
An organist, Richard takes great delight in playing at the College Chapel on occasions and in the broader church community. Richard was recognised by the Commonwealth Government for his community, education and defence service with the award of the Centenary of Federation Medal in 2003. He lives in North Sydney with his wife, Alison, who have a son and daughter plus five grandchildren.