College Leadership and Senior Staff

The Head of College: Caroline Hepburn-Doole.

Caroline took up the Head of College role on 3 May 2021. For the past five years she has served as the Deputy Head of College. Her background prior to that was in secondary school teaching and leadership. Caroline is the ninth Head of College in Knox's history and the first female Head of College.

The Head of College is supported by a Deputy Head and a Sub-Master team.

The Deputy Head's main responsibility is to ensure that residents have the pastoral and academic support they need. He or she oversees a team of Sub-Masters, each of whom has pastoral responsibility for a designated "neighbourhood" within the College. The 2021 pastoral leadership team comprises Alec McWhirter (Resident Tutor and Pastoral Assistant), Rebekah Amitrano, Joseph Robinson, Dominic Stufkens, Andrea Amundsen, Charles Baker, Tallulah Patterson, Jacob Magee, Maria van Kuijk and Adam Nisbet.

Operations Team

The Operations Team is lead by Stewart Hibbert the Operations Manager. Stewart is responsible for overseeing the College's administration, catering, finances and property functions. The Admin Office is staffed by Ruth Arnison and Barbara Wilkes. The Food Services Manager, Michael O'Brien, runs the kitchen together with Head Chef, Lok Ng . The Property Manager is Dave Kennedy; supported by Maintenance Officer Terry Holsgrove, and Groundsman, Bevan Drew.

As well as providing accommodation for University students, Knox College also houses the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership and the Presbyterian Research Centre, which comprises the Hewitson Library and the Presbyterian Archives Unit. Knox residents are permitted to use the Hewitson Library and are expected to abide by its conditions of usage.

The Knox College Students' Club (KCSC) Executive

The KCSC holds its Annual General Meeting in September each year. Its main task is to elect an Executive, which holds office until the following AGM, and is responsible for organising College events, including the Cameron Shield and Nevill Cup competitions. The  2020-21 Executive is: Sarah Brownlee (President), Georgia Vincent-Levey (Vice-President), George Churton (Treasurer), Freja Cook (Cultural Affairs), Daisy Power (Secretary), Tarryn Gill (Social), and Andrew Matthews and Alice Floyd (Sports). 

The Board of Knox College and Salmond College

The Board is appointed by the Presbyterian Church's Council of Assembly to govern Knox College and Salmond College.

The Chair of the Board is David Richardson.

Correspondence with the Board can be directed through the Board Secretary, whose email address is: 

The Board has its own web site.

The Senior Common Room

The Senior Common Room comprises post-graduate students in residence, Submasters, College Fellows and the Principal and teaching staff of the Knox Centre for Ministry and Leadership. The primary purpose of the Senior Common Room is to help foster the academic and community life of the College. This happens in a variety of ways, not least of which by members attending selected College events, delivering academic addresses, and getting to know the members of the Junior Common Room. One of the most popular events each year is the Great Debate between the Senior and Junior Common Rooms.

There are three categories of College Fellow:

Life Fellows: The Reverend John Allen, Reverend Emeritus Professor Maurice Andrew, the Very Reverend Emeritus Professor Ian Breward, the Reverend Emeritus Professor Sir Lloyd Geering, the Reverend Emeritus Professor Dr Peter Matheson, Emeritus Professor George Petersen, the Very Reverend Emeritus Principal Alister Rae, the Reverend Emeritus Principal Simon Rae, Professor Sir David Skegg, the Reverend John Sinclair 

Ex officio Fellows: The current Master and Deputy Master of Knox College, former Masters of Knox College, the Head of Salmond College, and current members of the Board of Knox College and Salmond College.

Quinquennial Fellows: Professor Amanda Barusch, Professor Spencer Beasley, Dr Hamish Campbell, Professor Hugh Campbell, Dr Christopher de Hamel, Professor Katherine Dickinson, Dr Kemp English, Professor Robin Gauld, Dr Colin Geary, Mr Timothy Gray, Emeritus Professor Dame Linda Holloway, the Reverend John Hunt, Dr Basil Hutchinson, Professor Thomas Kardos, Mr Neville Martin, Mr John Matheson, Mr Stuart McLauchlan, Emeritus Professor John Mortimer, the Reverend Graeme Munro, Professor Helen Nicholson, Professor Ross Notman, Professor Jessica Palmer, Dr Patricia Payne, Professor Nicola Peart, the Reverend Professor Murray Rae, Dr Marcelo Rodriguez-Ferrere, the Reverend Dr John Roxborogh, Professor Peter Skegg, Professor Abby Smith, Her Honour Judge Annis Somerville, Mr Philip Somerville, Dr Royden Somerville QC, Associate Professor John Stenhouse, Professor Warren Tate, Professor Michelle Thompson-Fawcett, the Reverend Professor Paul Trebilco, Sir James Wallace, Professor Antony Wood. 

Knox Alumni

The College has an active network of former residents (alumni). They keep in touch with one another and with the College via a Facebook Group.