Board of Directors and Committees

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Board of Directors and Committees 2017-04-12T09:47:29+00:00
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The risks and challenges of the governance role of independent school boards reflect those of the corporate world. The Board of Directors have between them a broad range of interests, talents and experience. The Board seeks to implement excellence in governance as a key organisational goal by exercising principles of rigour, transparency and accountability. The premise of such a goal is that for the College to achieve excellence in its educational, Christian and community mission, the governing body must be highly strategic and effective in its leadership, planning and oversight functions. The Board governs the organisation in a manner in which actively facilitates achievement of the College’s goals and vision.

The Constitution of the Company links this responsibility to the wider College community, and also to the Anglican Diocese of Brisbane.

The Principal is an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors to which he reports regularly. He enjoys total operational autonomy, but also has a high level of accountability. The Director of Business and Operations is responsible for supporting the Chairman and the Board of Directors in their role of governing the affairs of the College.

The Board operates a number of standing committees, including Finance, Audit Risk and Governance, and Buildings and Grounds. The role of each of these Committees is to recommend action to the Board of Directors on the basis of considered analysis of information relevant to its specified area of expertise, consistent with routine function under its Terms of Reference or on specific referral from the Board of Directors. All committees report regularly to the Board.

Mr Evan Gilbert
Mr Evan GilbertChairman, Board of Directors
Member of all Standing Committees
Evan has a financial background in Accountancy and Business Management. He has experience in the public accounting sector, as well extensive experience in small and medium-sized enterprise.
Professor Shelley Dole
Professor Shelley DoleDirector, Board of Directors

Shelley has been a teacher educator for over 15 years, she is currently the Head of School of Education at the University of the Sunshine Coast, and was Associate Professor in Mathematics Education at The University of Queensland. She has served on the UQ University Academic Board, the Faculty Board of Studies and currently is a board member of the USC Academic Board and Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee. She is a panel member for the Queensland College of Teachers and holds a position as an Invited Expert on the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA). Shelley’s teaching excellence is recognised nationally through being the recipient of an Australian Award for University Teaching (AAUT) for Teaching.
Mr Graham Hart AM
Mr Graham Hart AMDirector, Board of Directors
Chairman, Finance Committee
Member of Audit, Risk and Governance Committee
Graham has had a distinguished banking career. He is a former Chief Executive of Bank of Queensland. His contribution to banking and finance was recognised with his Order of Australia award (AM) which also recognised his community contributions in the fields of the Arts, Education, Agriculture and Medical Science.
Dr Tegan Keogh
Dr Tegan KeoghDirector, Board of Directors
Member of Buildings and Grounds Committee
Tegan has broad experience in the government health sector as a lead project officer; developing policy, protocols and new services, advising on ministerial briefs, clinical auditing and leading research and innovation. Tegan currently consults privately to national and international government departments, lectures at the University of Queensland and is Director of a clinical audiology practice.
Mr John Knaggs
Mr John KnaggsDirector, Board of Directors
Chairman, Buildings and Grounds Committee
John has extensive experience in strategic business management, governance and risk management. As a chief executive officer in local government on the Sunshine Coast for over a decade, he has been involved in the strategic and tactical planning associated with managing the impacts of growth on the Sunshine Coast; financial performance and sustainability; business reform; and executive leadership. John is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mrs Alison Newman
Mrs Alison NewmanDirector, Board of Directors
Member of Audit, Risk and Governance Committee
Alison is an experienced Executive having worked in both International and National Leadership roles in Corporate Education, Business Strategy, People and Risk fields balancing competing priorities across Human Resources, Risk Management, Compliance, Business Growth, Marketing and Finances.
Mr Travis Schultz
Mr Travis SchultzDeputy Chairman and Director, Board of Directors
Member, Audit, Risk and Governance Committee
Travis has been living on the Sunshine Coast since 1980 and he commenced his Articles of Clerkship with a Sunshine Coast law firm in 1989. He has practised as a lawyer on the Sunshine Coast since being admitted as a solicitor in 1994. He was the Managing Partner of the Sunshine Coast’s biggest law firm, Schultz Toomey O’Brien until the firm was acquired by a multinational firm, Slater + Gordon, in 2014. Travis brings with him a wealth of business, management and marketing experience not just within the legal profession and business community, but through his involvement in a range of charities and professional associations and also in his role as a member of various boards and also through serving on committees within the Queensland Law Society.
Mr Mel Tipper
Mr Mel TipperDirector, Board of Directors
Archbishops Representative
Chairman, Audit, Risk and Governance Committee
Mel has extensive management and accounting experience. He was CEO and Managing Director of a Public Listed Company and has served on Boards of large Private Companies.
The objective of the Audit Risk and Governance Committee is to oversee the effective risk management of the governance and operational affairs of the College, which is seen as an essential component of good governance. Within delegated authority it acts on behalf of the Board of Directors on these matters.
The objective of the Buildings and Grounds Committee is to assist the Board of Directors in fulfilling its corporate governance responsibilities in the oversight of the College’s planning, development and stewardship of the College’s property, physical assets and grounds. Within delegated authority it acts on behalf of the Board of Directors on these matters.
The objective of the Finance Committee is to assist in fulfilling its corporate governance responsibilities in the oversight of the College’s financial and business affairs. Within delegated authority it acts on behalf of the Board of Directors on those matters.