Academic Board of Directors

As a registered company and charity, GST is required by law to appoint a Board of Directors and Trustees. Experienced academics in theology, ordained ministers and administrators form an effective team to provide strategic leadership in line with GST’s aims and values. Using an appropriate balance of skills, experience, backgrounds and knowledge, at the same time aware of the importance of the public’s confidence and trust, it seeks to make informed decisions in the best interests of Greenwich School of Theology.


The Board comprises 12 members, including the Vice-President, a Dean, a secretary and board members.

The Academic Board advises the Vice-President and Council on matters relating to teaching and research and takes decisions on delegation from Council. Its purpose is to provide advice on academic policy; approve courses and programs; further and co-ordinate the work of the Faculties and other academic units; and support teaching and research.


Vice President:

Prof Heilna du Plooy, BA, MA, DLitt


Dean & Chairman of Academic Board:

Prof Dries du Plooy, BA, BTh, ThM, ThD



Mrs Eleanor M Evans, Cert Ed, DEd (Admin)


Board Members:

Revd Prof D Byron Evans BA, BD, MEd, DLitt, ThD (Honoris Causa) NWU

Mr Johan Govea, MBA

Revd  Prof Joseph O’Hanlon, BA, BD, MTh, LSS, PhD

Revd Prof D Ben Rees, BA, BD, MA, MSc (Econ), PhD, ThD

Canon Dr Christopher Lamb, BA, MA, PhD

Prof Dr Eric Peels, ThM, ThD

Prof Paul Wells, BA, MDiv, MA, PhD, DD

Dr Ester Petrenko BA Hons, MA Hons (Belgium), PhD (Durham)

Dr Leonard Amechi . DMS,PGCE, MA, MTh, PhD