About Our School: Board

Board of Directors

To contact the board chair, please email: boardchair@coastcs.nsw.edu.au.  

Andrew McInnes

Board Chair

Andrew joined the Board in 2018 after teaching and serving in Christian schooling for the past 18 years. He has experience in education from classroom teaching through to a Head Executive role and has recently served on the board of a local nonforprofit charity.

Kevin Sheehan

Senior Pastor

Kev has been on staff at Coast Community Church for the past 21 years, serving in a variety of management and leadership roles, and is currently the Team Leader.  Kev is founder of New Heights Life Services; coaching leaders and teams toward a greater revelation of who they are, and greater impact in what they do. Kev is also on the Board of Coast Community Preschools Inc.

Matthew Drennan


Matt joined the Board in July 2021 after serving the constitutionally required time period following commencement as CEO/Principal in 2019.  Matt began his teaching career at Auburn West Public School in 1990 after graduating from Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education. Following a move to Coverdale Christian for five years, he took up the position of Head of Junior School at Green Point Christian for the next seventeen years. A return to the classroom for five years at Terrigal Public School occurred prior to his current appointment.

Cassandra Pendlebury

Board Member

Cassandra joined the Board in May 2021 after teaching in Christian schools for 10 years and then serving as the Christian Schools Australia Executive Officer for NSW/ACT for the past 7 years. She has also had 20 years’ experience in Human Resource Management Consulting experience, both internationally and in Australia.

Tamsin Spence

Board Member

Tamsin joined the Board in 2019 as a parent representative, with 3 children attending Coast and school involvement over the past 7 years. She is active in a range of school activities including parent help in class, coordinating class and parent social events as Lead Grade Parent, assisting in coordination of sporting and other school activities. Tamsin has in excess of 20 years’ experience working locally in a familyowned business in management and senior administration roles.

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