Meet our team

SMG Board

Mark Gower

BA (Accounting); CA; GAICD
Mark Gower has been Chair of the board of SMG since November 2018, and served as a director and treasurer for 5 years before that.

A Chartered Accountant and Company Director, he is married, with 3 delightful adult children.

He is part owner of Forsyte Consulting, which provides tailored advisory services designed specifically to improve the business outcomes of organisations of all sizes.

Mark hopes that SMG can become even more effective in the school chaplaincy arena and as it is his desire to see the people we support reach their full potential.

John Anderson

John Anderson has served on the SMG board since 2014, but his involvement  with SMG goes back to the late 1990’s.

He is married to Cathy and they have 6 children and 2 grandchildren, and they are actively involved in their local church in the southern suburbs.

His company, Distinctive Window Cleaning, specialises in window and solar panel cleaning. As a small Business owner and operator, he understands how important it is to be ethical in business and in life.

John has seen over many years that Chaplaincy is important for the growth and wellbeing of our young people and our communities, and he hopes that every child has a chance to grow to their maximum potential.

Demi Kastanos

MBA(HRM); GCert (HRM); GDipBkg&Fin; GAICD Demi Kastanos joined the SMG board in 2015, and is the chair of the Governance Committee.

Demi is the Head of Career Development Learning and Employability at the University of South Australia (UniSA) where she oversees the development and delivery of career education of more than 38,000 students.

She is a leader in higher education career development and a credible voice in higher education career services in Australia.

Demi is passionate about people, and works to ensure they can succeed in life. She is a long-serving faithful parish member of the Greek Orthodox Church.

Marianne Idiculas

B Com; B CmlLaw; CA
Marianne Idiculas attended her first SMG board meeting in 2018, and now serves as chair of the Audit and Risk committee.

She is married with 3 children and is both working and continuing to study.

Her professional background includes accounting, finance, and senior Corporate Management. Marianne is also active in her local church and serves on her children’s School council.

Marianne believes that the work SMG does in sharing Purpose, Value and Hope has positive generational impact on children and in school communities.

Graham Stephenson

Dip Fin Markets; Lean Six Sigma
Graham Stephenson joined the SMG board of directors in late in 2019. His background includes IT, Telecommunications, Marketing and Insurance.

He is General Manager at Ipau Pty Ltd, a firm which delivers IT solutions that improve efficiency and effectiveness, specialising in the education sector.  He has extensive experience in business improvement, corporate start-ups and helping staff engage with their customers.

Graham is interested in people and gives his time to support children in need of both medical and physical help, as well has mentoring students to complete their study goals.