College Leadership Team

20231108-1h1a6986.jpgAt CBC we embark on a shared journey with the families of the College in the development of their sons from today's boys into the gentlemen of tomorrow.

The College Leadership Team works closely with parents, staff and Edmund Rice Education Australia (EREA) to continue to evolve academic policies, pastoral care developments, planning and management in all areas of operation while remaining true to the charism of Edmund Rice.


Domenic Burgio

Domenic was inducted as Principal of CBC Fremantle in 2018. Prior to that he was in the role of Vice Principal – Pastoral Care and was pivotal in the articulation of the CBC journey that captures the transition of today's boys into tomorrow's gentlemen. Dom commenced at CBC in 2008 as Director of Staff after holding several senior positions in public high schools. CBC is the perfect match for Dom, who was born and raised in Fremantle and is often presiding as an Acolyte at St Patrick's Basilica. At the heart of Dom's mission is the teachings of Christ and he seeks to apply the Gospel Values to every action he takes as head of the College. He studied Physical Education and received a Diploma of Education at The University of Western Australia, and a Master in Religious Education at The University of Notre Dame Australia. Dom has three children and two grandchildren who love to spend time with their Nonno.


Brent Butcher
Vice Principal

Brent has returned to CBC Fremantle after five years at Mercedes College as Deputy Principal of Pastoral Care. He completed a Bachelor of Physical Education at UWA and is completing a Masters of Educational Leadership, and had diverse teaching experiences in WA regional areas and overseas before spending 12 years at CBC as Head of House and Assistant Deputy Principal. His love for the CBC journey has brought him back to the College to further explore boys' education in a rite of passage context and he is committed to ensuring every student feels safe and included. Brent is the father of two active boys, and he likes to watch his beloved Collingwood AFL team every chance he gets. 


Mark Bianchini
Business Manager

Mark commenced at CBC Fremantle in 2022, bringing more than 25 years' experience in senior finance and management positions to the role of Business Manager. From 2008, Mark was Regional Manager for Edmund Rice Education Australia, supporting and developing Business Managers in the western and southern regions. He also carried out the role of Business Manager for two EREA schools in regional Western Australia. Mark is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce with post graduate qualifications in Accounting and Theology. The son of Italian migrants Mark was born and raised in Fremantle. He is an alumnus of CBC from the Class of 1992, and understands the power of liberating education, regardless of cultural, economic or social backgrounds.  


Emer Hickey
Deputy Principal, Students and Mission

Emer commenced at CBC Fremantle in 2020 as Head of House – O'Connor bringing experience in previous roles as Head of Year. She completed both her Bachelor of Education and Master of Education (Leadership and Management) at The University of Notre Dame. On completing her bachelor's degree, Emer worked in London for almost a decade, using the opportunity to travel and develop professionally in a different education system. Emer has also previously worked as the Director of Wellbeing at CBC Fremantle as is passionate about ensuring young people fulfil their potential and experience success.  Emer loves to travel and is an avid West Coast Eagles and Irish Rugby fan.


Jean-Paul Papineau
Deputy Principal, Teaching and Learning

Jean-Paul has a passion for pedagogy and strives to improve the teaching and learning for both students and teachers alike.
JP has a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and Business Law from Curtin University and a Graduate Diploma of Education, Humanities and Technologies from Murdoch University.
Jean-Paul has joined CBC with a wealth of experience in leadership at both both Catholic and independent schools.
With an active young family, JP also has a passion for soccer and being involved in his local community.


Georgina Bowler
Director of Staff

Georgina commenced at CBC Fremantle in January 2020 as the Director of Staff. Her role focuses on the wellbeing and development of employees, along with curriculum and administrative responsibilities. Georgina taught at international schools in the Middle East for many years before joining Seton Catholic College in 2009. She has extensive leadership experience in roles such as Head of Faculty, Head of House and Dean of Student Wellbeing. Georgina believes in the importance of developing positive relationships with all members of our College community and encourages others to be the best versions of themselves. Her Bachelor of Education was completed at the University College Dublin and Georgi is currently undertaking a Master of Education (Religious Education) at the University of Notre Dame, Fremantle. She has also completed studies in leadership through Catholic Education Western Australia. Georgina is married and enjoys travelling to new places with her husband and son. She loves animals and relaxes by taking her two dogs to the beach.